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Switching Food

We are getting our 2 pups this weekend, they are from different litters, but only a week a part. They are on different types of puppy food. I have bought them each a bag of what they are used to and plan to start transisitioning them to the same kind after they have settled into their new home. After reading many threads on here about dog food I am leaning towards Blue Buffalo... Any advice or thoughts on this plan???
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I would leave them on the breeders food for at least a month or two. Is there any reason why they are not on the same food? Breeders tend to have all their pups on the same food unless there is a medical issue. Can't offer much of an opinion on BB as my 2 don't do well on food that so rich, and it may be to rich for very young puppies. However, I think there are a lot of members who use BB very successfully.

Enjoy your new pups.
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I can't recommend Blue Buffalo personaly. Our dogs found it too rich.
When you do transition we used a two week change over as recommended by our vet.
day 1-4 1/4 new & 3/4 old
day 5-9 1/2 & 1/2
day10-14 3/4 new & 1/4 old
day 15 = all new

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I would leave them on the breeders food for at least a month or two. Is there any reason why they are not on the same food? Breeders tend to have all their pups on the same food unless there is a medical issue. Can't offer much of an opinion on BB as my 2 don't do well on food that so rich, and it may be to rich for very young puppies. However, I think there are a lot of members who use BB very successfully.

Enjoy your new pups.
I was thinking that she is probably getting them from 2 different breeders. Just a guess.
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Thank you for the replies, I ended up having to put the female on the same food as the male, as I had bought the wrong kind and with Christmas was unable to get to store to buy her the right kind. She did great!!! I did buy BB food, but I have decided to just add a tiny bit to their food as a healthy supplement. They are not litter mates so they were not on the same puppy food.

Right now I am going to keep them on the puppy chow
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