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    I fed puppy food to my dog as she was growing. I fed at least 1/3 less than the pack recommended - because she is desexed. And my vet also recommended less because the packs usually recommend too much because they want to sell more dog food. So I can feed her half the recommended amount to maintain her ideal weight as an adult - depending how much exercise she's getting on any given day.

    Vet said puppy food ok - she's only a medium sized dog. Isn't Goggles dog an Akita x - ie going to be huge? I'd ring and ask an Akita breeder for feeding recommendations.

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    My dog's not that big. He's barely pushing 20 kgs now and he's 5 months old. Might be about a female german shepherd size or a dalmatian?

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    I think my dog is about 20kg now - she was 22kg. Slightly smaller than your average female dalmation. She grew about half again what she was at 6 months. So your dog might get to 30kg? I'd still call that a big (boned) dog needing the same kinds of things as Rottweilers, GSD and Great Danes as far as puppy food not pushing fast growth.

    As best I can tell - Puppy food is high protein and fat compared to normal dog food and puppy food is good for pregnant bitches too. It might not be so good for a dog that you want to grow more slowly.

    I reckon if he gets close to 30kg - then he's probably close to the size a small male adult Akita might be. I like most of the suggestions and reasoning on this page.
    http://www.akita-dog.com/Akita_Food.html

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