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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Jmb5000, Sep 17, 2020.


  1. Jmb5000

    Jmb5000 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Looking to buy pedigree puppy kibbles and Best value size comes in a10kg bag. Just wondering how long this will last with just one 9 week old pup and will it go stale before it's finished?! Would it stay fresh in a pet food storage air tight container?
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    There are many brands of puppy food that are much better than Pedigree (nearly all of them, to be frank).
    Without you saying what size of dog you have, it's impossible to say how long a 10kg bag would last. A mastiff will get through it quickly, a Yorkie, not so much.
    And the longer it takes you to get through a bag of food, the more likely it is that you'd get storage mites building up in it, which can cause allergies.
     
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    Jmb5000 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there. Point taken but I was buying this purely because this is what the litter is currently being fed and I understand you shouldnt suddenly change their diet. He's a cocker spaniel.
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    In that case I'd get a smaller bag, 4 or 5kg, feed it for the first week or so then gradually mix in something better to transition to a good food.
    Not sure I'd be that happy buying a pup from a breeder who fed Pedigree to be honest. My litter were raised on Barking Heads grain free puppy, £70 a bag but I wanted them to have the best possible start in life.
     
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    I do plan to insure him and take puppy to the vet right away for a check so can ask about his diet too. I'll do as you recommend and do one week on it I think.
     
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    Vets don’t have a lot of training in dog nutrition. Often recommend brands that are expensive for what they are. You could get better for your money or equivalent cheaper.
    Have a look at https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/ its a good guide but try not to get bogged down.
     
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