Our new puppy, Molly, was fed Southern States Advanced Puppy at the breeder. https://www.southernstates.com/cata...d-puppy-food-40-lb?category=pet+dogs+dog-food Not sure if many here are familiar with that food or not. I didn't know much about it, so I began a transition to a food I know is at a minimum, a decent food, and if nothing else the company supports field events … Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy food. Over the years, I've never been a "brand" oriented person. I've always let the dog tell me what works for them (by checking stools, taking note how the dog likes the food and if it sits well on their stomach) and if something doesn't agree with them, I've never been afraid to change brands. I've fed Iams, Science Diet, Nutro, Diamond, Black Gold, Eukenuba, and finally settled on Pro Plan Performance chicken and rice for our last two dogs. It seemed to sit the best on their stomach's, they liked it, and as a result dealt with less stools. We stopped feeding N & D because of having too many recalls, the rest were good foods, but the dogs seemed to do better on the Pro Plan. I didn't mind since Purina is a big supporter of field events and hunting dogs. Just so happens that our vet recommended we stay off of the "grain free" band wagon because of a study he'd become aware of, I believe through Ohio State, where dogs were having heart issues, and the one common denominator they found with these dogs were that all were fed a grain free diet their entire lives. He recommended a good quality food of any brand, not an all stages food either, but a puppy food. When I told him we'd likely switch from Southern States to Purina Pro Plan he said he really liked the company and trusted them, plus he mentioned they've been around for so long, which I already knew. When we went to the store, we were trying to locate smaller bags of feed so that it is fresh and so we don't have a 40lb. bag open so long for a small puppy. We really didn't find any smaller bags at any feed stores like Rural King, TSC, and pet food store...most were 30 to 40lb. bags. Surprisingly, there was more all stages feed than large breed puppy feed. Of the large breed puppy feed there was; Purina Pro Plan large breed puppy, Blue Buffalo LBP, Iams LBP, Performatrin LBP … all of which we had to go to multiple stores to find. Most stores only had one brand on the shelves, or they were out of the other brands. I know nothing of Performatrin brand feed found at a Pet Value store. Several years ago we also supplemented our feed rations with Dinovite back when it first came out. Although I am not currently using it, I here advertisements on the radio all the time. It did seem to help the dogs skin issues and the dogs loved it. I haven't spent much time researching any of these foods, but I'm sure there are folks here who have and their thoughts will vary. Our vet told us to try and keep our puppy lean. He said studies have shown pups/dogs that have been lean all their life tend to live longer lives. When we brought our pup home she weighed 11 lbs. and at her vet check-up 3 days later on March 7, 2019, she weighed 11.7 lbs. We was feeding her a 1/2 cup in the morning and the same at night … 1 cup per day. We have since increased (last 2 days) this to 3/4 cup morning and evening … 1 1/2 cup per day total. I will be monitoring her weight. We may have to adjust it down to 1 1/4 cup...we'll see. Does this amount seem ok? She actually looks good I think. She's not fat for a puppy, and I can't see her ribs. To me she looks fine. Is anyone familiar with the Southern States Advanced Puppy?