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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Vitamin supplements

Currently feeding my 3 month old GS, Purina EN because of digestive issues which now seem to be under control. Can anyone recommend a good vitamin supplement since EN is formulated for adult dogs not puppys or should I start introducing puppy food back into her meals?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 02:41 PM
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An adult dog food is fine and has all required vitamins/minerals. The only thing you need to look at is if there is to high a calcium percentage or ratio for large breed puppy growth.

You might want to look into probiotics and digestive enzymes for her.

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I agree probiotics digestive enzymes. I also give a good teaspoon plain Greek yogurt daily

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 09:24 PM
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There is no problem with feeding your puppy adult food. I have always taken them off puppy kibble around the 3mo age and given them the adult version. By doing this assists in growing them slowly because they will not be getting the higher levels of fat and protein etc and by growing them slowly may help with not developing issues you see where a large breed dog has grown too quickly ie dysplasia.

if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.

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