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Old 12-10-2010, 08:09 AM
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OK, so Ophie and Luke are over 9 months old now (by a week or so), and I was wondering how much longer I really need to feed them puppy food?
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:49 AM
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I don't see a problem with starting to switch them to a good all life stages food now, Becca.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:14 AM
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I switched Quinn at about 4 months, she eats mainly raw anyway so it wasn't really that different.
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I usually tell folks to start switching off puppy food at 9-10 months.
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So, you guys think their bones are probably done growing, and they'll probably just fill out, muscle-wise, from now on?
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:16 AM
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I'm wondering...Think it would be ok to feed them a pre-made raw and a home-made raw alternating diet?

I'd kind of like to feed them raw, but I cannot afford freezer space to feed them home-made raw all the time, but to feed a pre-made all the time would get tooooo expensive.
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I'm not too familiar with pre-made raw since I feed PMR. I feel mixing them would cause a lot of digestive upsets. Do you have room to get a second freezer? If you do you could find them on craigslist cheap.
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I'm wondering...Think it would be ok to feed them a pre-made raw and a home-made raw alternating diet?

I'd kind of like to feed them raw, but I cannot afford freezer space to feed them home-made raw all the time, but to feed a pre-made all the time would get tooooo expensive.
That would be fine. A lot of people don't have the freezer space for full homemade or the cash for a full pre-made. It's all essentially the same stuff anyways so there's not been a problem reported from my clients.
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That would be fine. A lot of people don't have the freezer space for full homemade or the cash for a full pre-made. It's all essentially the same stuff anyways so there's not been a problem reported from my clients.
Ditto this. I feed homemade raw almost all of the time, but I feed pre-mades from time to time in emergencies. I've never had a problem switching back and forth between the two. The only thing that MIGHT be a consideration is the kind of pre-made you feed. Barfworld, for instance, has a pretty high vegetable content. I think that might upset my dogs' stomachs a bit, but I don't know. I've fed Primal and Vital Essentials with no problem at all.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:46 AM
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Thanks, guys!
I think if I feed pre-made raw, I'm going to go with Stella and Chewy's. I LOVE their customer service, and their products are outstanding, imo.
The only issue is, Ophie got a tad constipated on it, BUT! I only had her on it a few days.

I don't know. I have a lot to think about.
They're doing so good on the Fromm's right now, and I think I shall wait until after winter to switch them.

I don't want to feed complete home made raw because I do not trust myself to make it balanced for them. I tried it with Ella, and she didn't do so well on it. It was hard to keep weight on her, and she lost hair.
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