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Puppy food vs adult food?

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by Buck, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Buck

    Buck Puppy

    We were told by rescue to feed puppy adult food to aviod the puppy growing to fast? Would you recommend this? I have never heard this before. I have always used puppy food. I will call vet but anyone else here this? Thanks
  2. Budboy88

    Budboy88 Good Dog

    If its going to be over 50 or 60 pounds full grown i suggest feeding large breed puppy food. I like the Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy.
  3. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    That is not true. Puppy food is meant to keep puppies from growing too fast especially large breed puppy food because it has the appropriate calcium/phosphorus ratio for puppies. Personally I wouldn't feed large breed puppy food unless it is a giant breed.
  4. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    thats not a large dog
  5. Budboy88

    Budboy88 Good Dog

    Did i ever say it was?
  6. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    then why suggest large breed puppy food?
  7. Spacehuman

    Spacehuman Puppy

    Some people use large breed puppy food because, although AST is not a "large" breed, it's growth pattern is more akin to a large breed than to medium breeds. (i.e. they grow more slowly over a longer period of time.) Therefore, the large breed food is thought to be better suited.
  8. raw meaty bones are crucial to proper puppy development
  9. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    i dunno bout that. every ast ive known (including my current) grew at the same rate as any other medium dog.
  10. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    RMB's are for recreational chewing. Not a staple of a dog's diet.
  11. u want your dog to grow as slow as possible, raw meaty bones ensure proper growth rate. believe me if you want. hip dysplasia can be attributed to diet as well as genetics. the best dog food is slop compared to BARF diet. i only use dog food for vitamins. Dogs eat bones - marrow is more nutritious than anything. i supplement the raw meaty bones with dog food twice a week, veggies, and bee pollen. The dogs never have dandruff, eye goops, anal gland problems, kidney problems, or cancer. pups come out perfect (they all live), and there are never unexpected trips to the vet. perfect breath, hips, vision, and patient dogs are all results of the BARF diet. i shadowed a vet for 1.5 years and i immediatedly can tell a dog fed on dog food vs. raw meaty bones
  12. rottiesrule

    rottiesrule Puppy

    I feed my Rotts puppy food (large breed) until one year old. I watch to make sure they are growing correctly, because sometimes they can have growth spurts, and actually have one leg grow father than another.

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