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My puppy will only eat adult dog food. What are some things I can add to his diet to ensure he is getting the vitamins/minerals he needs?

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January 18, 2020 / By Abiel
Question: I have a 4 month old pit bull puppy who refuses to eat his puppy food. I have tried every brand that I have access to. He only wants the food my older dog is eating. I have tried feeding them seperate and he just won't eat. I am switching my almost 2 year old dogs food to Diamond Naturals because it's much more healthier than the dog food she was on and figured that would help out the puppy as well. I know it's not the best for puppies to eat adult food because it doesn't have the needed nutrients to aid their growth. But it's the ONLY thing he will accept. What are some things I can add to his diet to ensure he is getting the proper things needed for a healthy growing puppy?? P.S I know there are other alternatives, like raw diet, that'd be great for them both but unfortunately that's not financially possible right now.
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Sienna Sienna | 5 days ago
Stop worrying. Your pup will be fine eating adult food. Puppies developed just fine before all these fancy so called puppy foods hit the market, and would always be fed on the same food as adult dogs. As long as the adult food is good quality and the pup is healthy and growing well....don`t believe all the crap about pups "must" be fed puppy food to develop properly. All my pups over the years grew up healthy and with no joint problems and were often fed on same food as the adults. Hope this helps.
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Sienna Originally Answered: I am Diabetic (type 1) and Vegetarian. What supplements/vitamins/minerals do I need?
Your breakouts are likely genetic...you can blame your parents for that one. They are usually not vitamin-related. Try to get a prescription for Tretinoin (Retin-A) from a dermatologist for the acne. As for the vitamins, a good vegetarian multi with iron plus the added B12 is a good choice. Make sure you're getting enough iron and protein...beans and low-fat cheeses will be your best friends.

Philis Philis
NO! The puppy defiantly can not eat any adult food! It is not good for the adult to eat puppy food either. Take away the dry food throughout the day this will just cause problems as your need to keep the pup on puppy food for atleast a year. Try this scedule:\ Am: Feed both dogs Noon: Feed puppy 3pm: Feed puppy 7pm: Feed both dogs The pup should eat 4 meals a day until 4 months then 3 meals till 9 months
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Martina Martina
As Jojo says - what he will be is in his genes first and foremost. Yes, a good diet does help to promote what's there, but really s she's said, all this 'puppy food' wasn't around years ago. Provided you are using a good food, starting with meat or fish, I'd suggest your puppy will be fine. Not so much if he's able to dive into your older dog's food bowl - feed them apart, so he can't!! If you don't, you could have a fighting situation on your hands as your Pit matures.
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Lakeisha Lakeisha
They always want the other guy's food. When I had a puppy and a senior dog, they wanted to eat each other's food. I couldn't have that, so I put a small amount of canned food in their kibble. This ensured they each ate their own food quickly.
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Lakeisha Originally Answered: Canned puppy food vs canned adult food?
People have different opinions but i personally think canned food should be out of the question. I have a German Shepherd and he rarely gets canned food. if they don't like the food they are eating switch it and find something that they love. That's what treats are for too. As for your question I would stick with adult canned food, puppy food is high in fat and also has nutrition for puppies *not that the nutrition is bad for adult dogs, but adult dog food will have ingredients for adult needs, such as high glukosamin. Hope this helps :)

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