I would recommend a food that has glucosamine and chondroitin in it. NUTRO Natural Choice large breed adult has glucosamine and chondroitin - last I check a 40# bag cost $34 at Petsmart. I think ProPlan large breed adult also has glucosamin and chondroitin in it, but I'm not 100% sure. Science Diet is also good, but again I'm not sre if ti has glucosamine and chondroitin.
Alternatively, you could feed any goog-quality adult food - Science diet, Purina ProPlan, Nutro, etc. and use a separate glucosaine and chondroitin jpint supplement, such as Curaflex (ask you vet if the carry one - e carry Curaflex and Cosequin). You can also find joint supplements at the pet store - many many kinds, pick a brand youre comfortable with if you decide to go that route. It's never too early to start a joint supplement, especially for breeds that tend to have jont problems (mostly the large breeds and the smallest breeds - the medium ones seem to not have so many
One other option is to go with a prescription food that is formulated especially for joints - such as Purina JM. theses foods you hav to get from a vet. If you ant to go this route, talk it over with your vet - it's not right for every dog, hence the prescription part.
Work in a vet clinic, have dogs with joint problems.
· 1 decade ago