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Old 10-27-2011, 07:30 PM
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Generally I don't recommend a puppy kibble unless you know the puppy is going to grow to be less than about 50lbs. The smaller the puppy, the less you have to worry about accelerated growth issues. Very occasionally I'll recommend a "large breed" puppy for those over the 50lb mark, but it depends on the formula and how similar it is to a true adult food.

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:41 PM
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We don't feed puppy food just because you never, ever want to feed a dane it. Even large breed puppy food. My puppies are put on TOTW kibble until about 10 months and then are switched to raw, just because I cannot guarantee that I will include all the required nutrients a growing puppy needs. Maybe once I get more confident with my raw feeding abilities (and my memory improves to include more organs/variety) I will feed my pups raw from the get-go.

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:33 PM
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The only time I have fed puppy food was to an underweight picky adult JRT

No even though my dogs are small I don't feed puppy food. Either they get raw or a good quality high fat/protein kibble.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:31 PM
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Stryker is the first puppy I've had in the house in 11 years. She's been getting a mix of Fromm Large Breed Puppy, Adult Gold, and Duck. I was so conflicted about what to do so I just throw it all together!
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:47 PM
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I think it depends on the individual pup and we evaluate each separately, we generally don't tend to use it on the puppies, preferring an ALS but some puppies seem to need a lot more from the food then the ALS can provide unless feeding huge amounts of it so on those ones we tend to use LB Puppy. Our theory is use what works as you are generally the best evaluator of your puppy.

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