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Old 12-08-2007, 11:13 PM
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Default Wow, did you know this??

I feel SO stupid not knowing this..

When I took Skyler to get his shots, the vet asked if I seen his parents, and how big they were. I told her and she said..

At about 3 months, I should switch his food over to "Adult Puppy"..She said with larger breed dogs, you do this so it don't make them grow so fast and when they get older they wont have hip or joint problems. I NEVER knew this...

He is now on Medi Cal.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:18 PM
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Might want to spend some time in the food forum.. That's a pretty low quality food honestly unless there's a serious medical issue that it has to be a vet diet.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:19 PM
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Yup. What she said.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:20 PM
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The vet told me that there is only 2 kinds of dry food that make Adult Puppy...That kind and Royal Canin.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:21 PM
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I prefer All Life Stages foods, or adult foods for puppies. I fed Dance Orijen puppy for a while simply because she needed the extra fat content at one point and I couldn't give her a larger amount of adult formula because she wouldn't eat it all, but now she's on adult (and raw aswell) and thriving. You don't need "Adult Puppy".

And as the others have said, I wouldn't feed Medi Cal. It's a pretty low quality food. I wouldn't feed Royal Canin either..
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:24 PM
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Blues been on all age food since I found this forum. Nutra nuggets.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:24 PM
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"Adult puppy"? Whaaaa..?

Border collies are not a large breed. You can feed puppy food for a while longer or switch him over to an all life stages adult food like Canidae or Innova. While I wouldn't recommend it for some of the larger BCs, I raised my Eve on Innova EVO and raw meat and she was just fine and dandy
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"Adult Puppy"??? are you sure she didn't say "Large Breed Puppy"? Anyhow, many, many reputable food companies make puppy foods for large breed dogs, but I wouldn't consider a BC a larger breed dog at all.

http://www.innovapet.com/products/default.asp?id=1259
http://www.eaglepack.com/Pages/HS_LGPuppy.html
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Humm..Thanks everyone..I will keep my eye out for Innova..I talked to 2 different vets..and both told me the same thing..
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Vets aren't who I'd talk to about food.. Limited education on nutrition.. and most get a kickback pushing the food they are selling..
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