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03-05-2014 01:37 AM
Harry and Lola
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So even if the food says for maintenance would it be ok for her? Lots of people suggest putting her on adult food but the food my other two eat the bag says for maintenance, I'm just curious if it's ok to put her on that our just try to find an all life stages food they can all eat?
An all stages one might be good for all, you will have to watch your puppy to make sure she is slowly and steadily putting on weight. Up to about 20 weeks you would want her gaining about 1.5 to 2 pounds a week then about 1 to 1.5 pounds etc.
03-05-2014 12:23 AM
jewels04
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We do mostly the above. I do mix about 25% high quality 'puppy food' in with it though. I may not have to do this, just hedging towards the extra nutrition.
Maybe I should try this. Right now I don't want to change up anything. Her urinating and drinking issues have improved so right now I want her to recover from that before I switch her, or attempt to switch her.
03-04-2014 08:46 PM
sourdough44
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I put all mine on adult kibble right from very young around 3 to 4 months. It is essential you grow your puppy slowly and adult food typically doesn't have as high fat and protein than puppy kibble so a lot of dogs grow nicely on it.

We do mostly the above. I do mix about 25% high quality 'puppy food' in with it though. I may not have to do this, just hedging towards the extra nutrition.
03-04-2014 11:25 AM
Liesje Whether you feed adult or puppy has to do with the calcium / phosphorous ratio. Some adult foods are fine for puppies, others are not. I don't feed TOTW to puppies.
03-04-2014 10:44 AM
mydogs
feeding 4 month old puppy adult food

I feed Fromm LBP or puppy. Totw calcium too high.
I won't switch to adult/ALS until 12-18 months

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03-04-2014 10:16 AM
Thewretched
feeding 4 month old puppy adult food

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I looked at fromm but we can't get it locally and my husband doesn't want to have their food shipped. Especially if we don't know if they will do well on it. If we knew they tolerated it he would probably say ok. But his one request is that we don't order the animal's food. I'll have to talk to him about trying it though because when I was checking about Sophia's problem fromm was the food that I kept hearing came highly recommended.

I had a hard time finding it locally, I had to use Fromm's website and type in my zip code and it showed local stores that sold it I didn't know existed, try that
http://frommfamily.com/retailers/usa

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03-04-2014 09:51 AM
sehrgutcsg Vet said; puppy food is a rip off. I still used it but now use Kirkland Chicken and rice, with home cooked mix. I think he made a reference to protein and carb ratio ?

When my father was practicing law in 1960, they fed the mutt Cornflakes and milk, because they did not have the funds. The dog lived 15 years.. Candy, my puppy !!!

Grandmother, used to have a cow when Candy grabbed my baby bottle in her teeth and ran with it, like the germs would kill me...
03-04-2014 09:41 AM
jewels04
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Totw calcium is pretty much the highest toucan go without being too much. Why not try Fromm large breed puppy, or go straight to 4 star grain free Fromm


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I looked at fromm but we can't get it locally and my husband doesn't want to have their food shipped. Especially if we don't know if they will do well on it. If we knew they tolerated it he would probably say ok. But his one request is that we don't order the animal's food. I'll have to talk to him about trying it though because when I was checking about Sophia's problem fromm was the food that I kept hearing came highly recommended.
03-04-2014 09:31 AM
Thewretched Totw calcium is pretty much the highest toucan go without being too much. Why not try Fromm large breed puppy, or go straight to 4 star grain free Fromm


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03-04-2014 09:22 AM
jewels04 Looking at TOTW's website this is all life stages but isn't the calcium content too high?
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