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Old 02-07-2005, 02:17 PM
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Default Food for 8 yr. olds lacking teeth

Hi guys, we just adopted 2 older yorkie boys (believed to be 8 years old).. I would like to know what you all recommend feeding them? They both are missing most of their teeth. We are feeding our 6 month old yorkie Solid Gold puppy and she seems to like it, but I'm sure we shouldn't feed an 8 year old puppy food. Please let me know your thoughts.
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:32 PM
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I personally like Innova canned food. Innova Wet
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:33 PM
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You could also try Innova Senior Dry but soak it until it's moist.
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:38 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions... just one question... the rescue place told me the reason the boys lost mos of their teeth is because they were probably fed canned food.?? Does that sound right??? They both do have a few teeth left, if I feed them the innova wet will it ruin their remaining teeth?
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:49 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions... just one question... the rescue place told me the reason the boys lost mos of their teeth is because they were probably fed canned food.?? Does that sound right??? They both do have a few teeth left, if I feed them the innova wet will it ruin their remaining teeth?
I've heard that too, but if they don't have enough teeth to chew hard food IMO the only option is canned. My Aunt had a Yorkie/Poodle mix that lived to be very old and lost almost all his teeth. He had to be fed canned food for the rest of his life because he couldn't eat anything else, and he did fine.
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if you aren't opposed to a little extra work, you could feed them a home prepared diet. in the long run that's cheaper (and better quality) than most canned foods.

check out the book "dr. pitcairn's complete guide to natural health for dogs & cats", it has a very detailed "how to" section on home prepared foods as well as many recipes.
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