Smaller kibble food for lab puppy

Hi there

We have an 18-week old lab puppy, Rio. The breeder was feeding him Eukanuba large puppy so we bought a bag of that for him to eat to start with, though thinking of changing it in due course. He’s had some stomach problems since he’s been with us -turns out he had giardia -but they’re hopefully settled now.

I bought a bag of Millie’s Wolfheart Salmon and Veg as I liked what I read about it, I’m happy with it so far (not been on it long!) except that the size of the kibble is a lot bigger. It’s not that he can’t cope with it, but we use his food a lot for treat, in puzzle and a Kong food dispenser, and it’s too big for all of those really. Can anyone recommend a decent quality/not massively expensive food that’s a bit smaller?

Hello and welcome to the forum. I am sorry that I can’t help specifically with your query. I haven’t fed dry food for some time and have limited experience of it. Mostly small bite kibble is marketed for small dogs so it’s worth using that as a search term. The only one I can think of right now that would fit in with the MWH salmon and veg that you are already feeding is Fish4Dogs small bite but it might be too small. I think it might be best to use the Dog Food Directory filters and when you have selected some foods, contact the manufacturers to ask for samples. Assuming that you are also giving treats as part of a training programme you really need high value ones that are aromatic. I hope that someone comes along that can offer you better suggestions.

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Thanks so much for your reply, Dottie. I think I’ll keep using up the Eukanuba as a small proportion of his food, to provide content for the puzzle and food dispensing Kong. I’ll also investigate alternative main foods. To be fair, probably the foods that are intended for puppies will also have smaller kibble, its just that we went for a non-puppy-specific food.

Just to clarify, we mix up high value treats and lower value kibble - higher value for recall etc, kibble for practicing loose leash walking.

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Thank for your reply. Millie’s Wolfheart will hopefully be suitable for your pup and many of their products attract decent nutritional scores.