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PostSubject: What did you feed for your puppy?   Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:29 pm

I was just wondering what you guys have fed puppies? We have Cato on Kibble, but I am still a little unsure about the amount I should be giving him.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:50 pm

I had Kale on regular Blue Buffalo consistently throughout his puppyhood and he had soft stools most of the time, switched him to Taste of the Wild all life stages at 7 months and he hasn't had a problem since. (unless he eats cat poop) I usually switched flavors every bag and he did great with a slow 1 1/2 week transition.

ETA- He is currently still on Taste of the Wild (High Prairie Formula)


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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:03 pm

Bella went from Pro Plan to Blue Buffalo to Purina GI to Hills Science Diet W/D to Holistic Select and finally Taste of the Wild.

From the switch to Blue Buffalo she had diarrhea for 2 months until I switched her to Holistic Select and then slowly (like 2 1/2 weeks) took her off of Holistic Select to Taste of the Wild.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:33 pm

I think we did Wellness puppy for everyone but Rodeo.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:54 pm

We have had Nero on Blue since a puppy. Thor was on pedigree I Think then switched him to Blue never had any issues with them.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:30 pm

I started Keeonah on Flint River Ranch kibble, which was advertised as appropriate for all life stages at 8.5 weeks. The grain in the formula upset Keeonah's stomach and she had "pudding poo" for about the first month or 2 i had her. I eventually switched to TOTW, and have never had a problem since. I alternate between the Pacific Stream and Wetlands varieties (what would a wolf eat? Razz ). Solid stools and her coat is very shiny Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:35 pm

We are on Taste of The Wild.. I just wanna make sure we are feeding enough. he is on the all life stages, because Delilah is too - so I have been followinf the guidelines the puppy ones have. Is that okay?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:39 pm

Puppies need a higher caloric intake than adult dogs to support their growth. If Cato is happy, growing like he should be, and healthy you're probably feeding him enough. If he seems skinny or never satisfied, you might want to consider giving a little bit more.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:49 pm

@Demon&Dakota wrote:
Puppies need a higher caloric intake than adult dogs to support their growth. If Cato is happy, growing like he should be, and healthy you're probably feeding him enough. If he seems skinny or never satisfied, you might want to consider giving a little bit more.

exactly. every dog is different. there is no magic amount. Some days Keeonah gets more, some days she gets less. If she looks healthy, acts happy, then we know we are close Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:05 pm

Luna was on Orijen Puppy Large. She was on a cup and a 1/4 in the morning and night. 2.5 Cups per-day

Now that she's not a puppy anymore she's on Orijen 6-Fish. 1 cup in the morning and night. 2 Cups per-day

Her coat is amazing. So soft and shiny the Vet complimented her on Monday.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:57 pm

Thanks for your help guys
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 4:17 am

So Cato has been getting 3 cups of Acana Wild Prairie daily - in 3 separate feedings. My concern is that he is so darn skinny. Am I underfeeding him?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 4:21 am

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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 5:55 am

He looks a bit skinny to me, but I'm no expert. My Balon is a bit underweight too.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 5:57 am

@iceblulady wrote:
We have had Nero on Blue since a puppy. Thor was on pedigree I Think then switched him to Blue never had any issues with them.
which blue do you use?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 7:36 am

It seems like every Husky I've had from a young age has always been on the skinnier side. How are his stools? As long as they're formed and not runny you could try upping the amount just 1/4 cup but 3 cups spread over 3 feelings sounds more than sufficient for a young puppy.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 8:43 am

He looks a lot like Ghost did at that age, and our vet said she was staying at an ideal weight for her size. I never worried about her as long as I could feel but not see the ribs, and if it looked like she was getting a little skinny or like she was hungry all the time I'd up it a little.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 2:25 pm

Phew you guys are making me feel a little better. He doesn't seem hungry and believe me he lets you know when he is ready for another meal...little bugger. His stool is formed and firm, not runny at all.

We are on Acana Wild Prairie. They love it. We have a vet appointment on Thursday so I'll let you guys know what happens.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you feed for your puppy?   Tue May 08, 2012 2:30 pm

It was solid gold wolf cub! from 6 months-9 months it was raw. Then taste of the wild. now it is a company called VibraPet. It is a local company which is amazing!
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