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Is this food OK for my foster pup?

I'm fostering a 5-ish month old pup and it's been a looooong time since we've had a puppy in the house. My dogs eat 4Health Performance formula. Can you tell me if this is suitable for my foster dog as well, or should I go and get some puppy food? Keep in mind I probably won't have him for even a month. It's my understanding that the rescue has a waiting list for puppies. Thanks!



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Probably OK--but is there some way you can find out what the Calicum and Phosphorus levels are? I don't see them listed on the label.

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I think that is a fine dog food to feed. Definitely better than any grocery store brand. Especially if you will only have him a short time.

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what breed are you fostering? if its a large breed id want to know the Ca level of that food. if the max level is not high (close to 2% or higher) then it should be fine. otherwise it looks like an ok food. not great, but not terrible. if you have him less than a month, it probably wont matter anyway.

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otherwise it looks like an ok food. not great, but not terrible.
Yeah, when you're paying to feed fosters, "great" really isn't in the budget. I forgot to mention Jace is a GSD mix. I'll try to find the Calcium/phos levels.


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Yeah, when you're paying to feed fosters, "great" really isn't in the budget. I forgot to mention Jace is a GSD mix. I'll try to find the Calcium/phos levels.

very understandable. i applaud anyone who puts in the time and effort to foster

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Some of the Tractor Supply stores carry a 18lb bag of the puppy formula. That's what I use on my dog, and she's doing well on it. I almost got her the adult, but went w/ the puppy instead. She's not growing too fast on it at all, if anything, it seemed her growth slowed down a smige from the Orijen Puppy she was on.

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