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PostSubject: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:07 pm

Luna is only 3 and a half months we been feeding her adult foods. We decided to stay with TOTW, but my girlfriend is concerning about that she's not getting what she needed. I was wondering is that a problem we should worry about?
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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:43 pm

TOTW is an all life stages food, so she should be just fine eating it. They do have a puppy formula as well now if you guys are that concerned about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:36 pm

TOTW does have a puppy formula if you would like to go that, but they didn't change recipe from the "all stages" to the new one. I would just keep feeding what you have been feeding her, its a great food to have her on
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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:48 pm

Ok We will stay with that. How come Petsmart or Petco doesn't sell TOTW?
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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:03 pm

the chain stores sell chain food, i well say petco has better food options then petsmart but you can find TOTW at great mom and pop shops, i hardly ever go into a chain pet store unless i need fish or Halloween costumes Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:56 pm

You can feed all life stage food but maybe check the Ca:P ratios to make sure they are not too high for a pup.

Typically, for a husky pup, we would like to see Ca:P ratios closer to 1.2:1. For large breed puppies, you could go higher to 1.5:1. Higher ratios would be considered for adults.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:00 pm

They sell TOTW at Pet Supermarket (don't know if you have one in your area), but Petco and Petsmart don't.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:43 pm

I went to the Vet today luna only gain 1 pound. I was in disbelieve! affraid . How is that possible? We feed her 2-3 time a day. She seem to be eating more and she sleep more. Do you think its because of how active we are with her? She goes to dog daycare, park, and hiking. I might have to slow it down until she gain weight No
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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:09 pm

How long has it been since you were last at the vet?

Dogs are just like kids in that they don't grow at a consistent weight. Is she active? Did the vet seem to think there was an issue? Can you see ribs/hips?

If she's acting normally and eating, I wouldn't worry about it. If your vet didn't seem concerned then there probably isn't an issue.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:10 pm

We go every two weeks since we got her. She only have 1 more visit and she's done. She's very active. The vet don't think she have any issue,matter of fact she think she's great. but when I look at huskies around Luna age they are a lot bigger. My goal is to see if Luna will turn out to be like Sabaka Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:27 pm

Huskies come in all different shapes and sizes, just like humans. If your vet thinks she's doing ok, then I wouldn't worry about it. She might be a late bloomer or she might just be a petite girl, and keep in mind a lot of Huskies are bred out of breed standard.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it ok to feed adult food to Puppy?   Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:52 pm

In my research Huskies are medium sized dogs. There are people on here with very small females. As long as your vet is happy with her growth I wouldn't worry.
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