dog fud

Mar. 28th, 2015 11:14 pm
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I have a big dog, who has been eating Wellness Core, and a little dog, who has been eating Newmans Own, which, I learn from that review site, is not actually a very good dog food. I get both dog foods delivered by Amazon Subscribe&Save. Last month Amazon couldn't get any Newmans Own, so I have been mixing some Wellness Core into the little dog's food to stretch it out. This month, Amazon does have Newmans again, but at $35.11 for the 12.5-lb bag that they charged me $20.32 for, last shipment.

I've been feeding them different foods because I assumed that the little dog, who is really very little, needed a smaller kibble size. But he is eating the big dog's kibble just fine. Is there any reason not to feed them both the same (better quality) food?

Date: 2015-03-29 11:56 am (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
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If the little guy can handle it, no reason that I know of. If he's healthy, his coat and eyes are the way they should look, and he's behaving the way you would expect, it should be fine.

Date: 2015-03-29 01:57 pm (UTC)
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If he's not having any trouble eating it and is eating as much as he usually does, I would say it's fine. If you're worried, it looks like Wellness Core makes a small breed kibble that you could try out.

Date: 2015-03-29 07:30 pm (UTC)
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As long as he's chewing the pieces and swallowing them okay -- i.e., not bolting it and choking on them -- there's no reason he can't eat the larger kibble size.

If you can swing the cost, I give highest recommendations to The Whole Dog Journal. They do a food issue every February -- which means you just missed this year's, but I think if you're a subscriber you could still get access to it -- that's the best resource available for lay folks on canine nutrition.

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