Dog food

Discussion in 'Working and Companion Animals' started by mike3367, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. mike3367

    mike3367 lost in my own mind

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    i was wondering do your breeders at there change your dog food when the female dog becomes pregant? My vet told me it be a good idea to switch her to puppy food until the puppy's are weaned.
     
  2. NCGirl

    NCGirl Well-Known Member

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    Only when pregnancy is confirmed by ultrasound did we up the amount a little bit 25% more maybe, then about 50% more once the pups were born. Really, you can best judge the female, if she is getting too thin, feed more. Our females were eating Timberwolf Wild & Natural which was 36% protein and I think 18% fat which was already a higher protein diet so no didn't switch, anyway Timberwolf didn't offer a puppy food.

    I would go with your vets suggestion if you are feeding a dog food that is not very high once you confirm pregnancy you can up the amount of food also.
     

  3. cricket

    cricket Well-Known Member

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    Would depend on the breed, the female dog, and the food I was already feeding. My current food, Extreme Dog Fuel, I wouldn't switch to puppy grade. Also, with Danes, I won't switch to puppy grade. Also, the amount depends on how far along she is....
     
  4. mike3367

    mike3367 lost in my own mind

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    well the breed is bull terrier and the food is diamond naturals beef and rice, as my pug was having trouble with the corn in the food so i switched to this food for all my dogs.
     
  5. Lynnette

    Lynnette Michigan Hobby Farmer

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    You sound like me, my pug could not tolerate corn either, so I switched to Diamond Lamb and Rice, until the aflatoxin scare, no they get Purina One Lamb and Rice.