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    So I have a question.. This one is new to me.. We have had Mack since Saturday, well... Matilda really hasn't eaten since then.. That right there was a concern for me.. I tried everything. From piggys ( my 4 year old son) food, a chicken leg quarter to ground up chicken.. Barely ate... So, I had an idea this morning as I fed my short fat man.. Why not try his puppy food... Ding, ding, ding!!!! She ate the whole bowl! So... My question for the pros is, is it ok if Mattie eats the same food as Mack for a while???


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    That's a good question. IMO I wouldn't do it, but that's just me. I'm not sure it would hurt her, but she'll probably have some stool issues and changing the food often can be tricky to the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    That's a good question. IMO I wouldn't do it, but that's just me. I'm not sure it would hurt her, but she'll probably have some stool issues and changing the food often can be tricky to the system.
    It is the same brand just puppy.. It won't be a weight issue. She is only 47 pounds..


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    Did you check the calcium level on the back of the bag? That could be an issue. I'm really not sure about this one. If you don't have a problem and Matilda's not pooping everywhere, I suppose short term is ok. You could ask your vet, although I'm not impressed generally with vets's opinion. you could Google it too and weed out the info you need. I know when females are pregnant they should be fed puppy food for all the extra calories, and while nursing too.
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    It's fine for the short term if she's being silly. Then when Mack gets established, you can bring Matilda back to raw as Mack is transitioned. Just keep an eye on Matilda's weight. You'll probably get soft stools for a bit.

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    Puppy food may be too rich for her. On the short term it isnt going to hurt tho. Now that she has eaten, blend in some adult food til she is off of the puppy formula

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    Short term should be ok, but she may gain weight in the long run as puppy food generally has more "calories" than adult formulas.

    And poor Matilda! It took Stiggy a couple of weeks to get used to Punkin, so hopefully she'll be back to her silly self soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    Short term should be ok, but she may gain weight in the long run as puppy food generally has more "calories" than adult formulas.

    And poor Matilda! It took Stiggy a couple of weeks to get used to Punkin, so hopefully she'll be back to her silly self soon.
    Thanks everyone!!!! She is fine with him.. The newness is wearing off on him. She has put him in his place a few times. I do have proof that she likes him. She thinks he is her baby.




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