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Old 11-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sadie is finally sort of approaching the end of the bag of purina puppy chow. I know this is kind of a junky food, but se was being fed it at the shelter so I continued it.

I have heard that blue buffalo makes really good quality food. Sadie goes CRAZY over the blue buffalo duck flavored treats. I was thinking of getting her the duck flavored food.

My question is.. Is it ok to do that even though it is not puppy food? Or should I stick w the same brand but get a puppy formula in a different flavor?

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My vet keeps them on puppy food until after their spay or neuter.
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How old is Sadie?

Check the bag of Blue Buffalo - if it says "all life stages" you should be good.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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She's 5 months old and getting spayed next month. So maybe it wouldn't be too early to buy a bag since I have a coupon and a Petco coupon?? I will def check to see what age they recommend. Is Blue buffalo really a good food?


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I think there are better food choices for the same or less than what blue buffalo costs-however it is not a bad food (it IS one of the better ones) and it is relitively easy to come by.

I think it's a good idea to rotate formulas-meaning rotating meat proteins-but do what you prefer. I would either feed a puppy formula, or an all life stages formula.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What other brands do you think are better? I am open to suggestions :-)

And by rotating meat proteins you mean like rotating the different flavors?

Thanks for the advice


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Sophie loves her blue buffalo. She's on blue buffalo basics and she really likes it. I'm thinking I may start adding some canned in there for a little more flavor. Watch the protein levels, blue tends to be really high in protein. That's why I have her on the basics, the protein level was perfect. The food looks bland and boring, it's doesn't have the "flavor and ingredients you can see" in other words it doesn't have all the dyes and additives. Make sure since she's reaching the end of the bag that you gradually switch her over. Doing it abruptly can cause tummy problems. And if she does have tummy problems a teaspoon of canned pumpkin (just the pumpkin, not the one with the spices) will help. Also a teaspoon-tablespoon of plain yogurt will help too, and it helps take some of the yeast away from tear stains


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Old 11-29-2012, 05:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What's a good protein level for our fluffs? I'm kinda clueless about this stuff :-)


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I think Sophie's food has 24% protein. I remember reading that a malt should have 20%- 28% protein in they're diets.


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Old 11-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Awesome thank you so much!!!


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