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Food, Nutrition and Recipes => Kibble Feeding => Topic started by: Randi on May 21, 2015, 12:52:14 PM

Title: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: Randi on May 21, 2015, 12:52:14 PM
For those of you that I don't keep in contact with, we have a new family member named Loki. He was being fed Purina Pro Plan Puppy when we got him and I would like to get him switched to TOTW which is what Keira, our Cocker Spaniel, eats. He prefers to eat her food over his anyway. I was wondering if puppy formulas are more of a gimmick than anything with higher quality foods? I currently feed TOTW Pacific Stream which is the salmon based protein. It is I believe 25% protein and the puppy version is 27%. I know you don't want a puppy to have anything over 30% protein in most cases. So is he ok to eat the "adult" food or do I need to give him the "puppy" version?
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: aquagirl900 on May 21, 2015, 11:36:22 PM
puppy food is a gimmick lol...we always have fed an all life stage food
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: LOVEBUG on May 22, 2015, 10:59:50 PM
I agree, puppy food is a waste of money. He'll do just fine on the adult food. I would love to see photos of this new puppy!!
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: Eilene on May 26, 2015, 12:44:48 PM
I also think Taste of the wild is ok
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: steph0808 on May 28, 2015, 03:21:34 PM
I never fed puppy food - mine have never had any problems being on an all life stage food (Canidae, TOTW, etc.).
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: Randi on May 28, 2015, 06:25:11 PM
Thanks everyone for your opinions.
Here's a picture of our little man.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/theshedevil_21/Puppy_zpscvli3z2w.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/theshedevil_21/media/Puppy_zpscvli3z2w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: LOVEBUG on May 30, 2015, 11:26:47 PM
Congratulations! He is beautiful! :smitten:
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: whitepupzoe on July 22, 2015, 05:28:31 PM
I never fed puppy food either.
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: Boxermom,K on July 29, 2015, 02:18:22 AM
He is a doll! :smitten:   I think puppy food is pretty much just an advertising gimmick. Unless there is a medical reason not too, I think there is anything wrong with feeding TOTW or any other all life stages food to a puppy.
Title: Re: "Puppy" Food Necissary?
Post by: Eilene on August 05, 2015, 02:11:02 PM
 :smitten: adorable