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    Post What should I feed my 8 week old pup

    Hey guys I'm bringing home an 8 week old Labrador next week and I'm not quite sure what food I can and can't feed him!

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    Feed him what the breeder was feeding him. Changing his food too suddenly can be a huge shock to a system, and can cause stomach and digestive upsets.

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    All good Breeders give you all this info when you get your puppy. if you ask, they might even give it to you now, so you can get it all ready. Our breeder gives us enough of the same diet for about a week when you leave her place.
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    Ditto. Ring the breeder and ask. Maybe because they haven't already stated what food means they supply you with a few days worth, but I'd check just to be sure.

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    What the breeder was feeding till he's settled in and trusts you. Eg. will eat with his back to you, not watching you.
    Then gradually swap to whatever you decide your going to feed.

    I have access to scrap food from restaurant. I feed the cheap kibble and left overs plus bones daily and teaspoon of lard for his long coat.
    My dogs dont have an ounce of fat on them, coats gleam, and no health issues with skin problems or runny poo.

    So that's the responsible pet owners diet.

    Which they substitute with: lizards, insects, snakes, rabbits, magpies, and whatever lady luck puts in their path. Gross!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie
    So that's the responsible pet owners diet.
    Sorry, what? So anything else anyone else feeds their dogs makes them irresponsible?
    Last edited by silvershadowwolf24; 12-09-2011 at 09:54 AM.

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    Last edited by Rid****; 12-11-2011 at 08:23 AM.

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    If i was to feed Mojo a cheap kibble and left overs i would end up with a dog who has major health issues especially in his joints.
    I dont see that as been responsible, quite the opposite actually.

    I would go with what the breeder recommends then after doing a lot of research into the breed and diffrent food types and brands i would slowly introduce the best quality food you can afford.

    The way i see it is if you skimp on thier food you may pay for it later at the vets anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    So that's the responsible pet owners diet.

    Which they substitute with: lizards, insects, snakes, rabbits, magpies, and whatever lady luck puts in their path. Gross!
    I think bernie is referring to himself as the responsible pet owner (as in he is the owner responsible for his dogs) and the spacing confuses us.

    It should read: "So that's the diet I as the owner responsible for them give which the dogs go out and substitute with lizards, insects, array of other wildlife they can find."
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