can you feed a big dog a small dogs food?

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  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Ive changed my small dogs food and i was going to give the rest of my old food to my friend and she has a large dog will it be ok?
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    absolutely. we have a big golden retriever and she eats the same little-dog feed as my apple head chihuahua
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yep and small dogs can eat big dog food too.
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you both [​IMG]
     
  5. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 adult dachshunds have ate large breed diamond puppy food for over a year this past year and they are still kicking. [​IMG] They did not gain weight either.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Its just pellet size. They have the same nutrition.
     
  7. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually its not good to feed long term small dog food to a large breed puppy. large breed puppies need specific nutrition for there bones since they grow differantly then a little dogs bones and it can cuase issues with growth. also small dogs are prone to getting hypoglicemia where big dogs are not.
     
  8. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He never said the dog was a puppy, and a "small" dog food really ONLY designated by the size of the kibble, not the contents of the food itself. Feeding your dog smaller size kibble will not have any ill effect on a larger dog.
     
  9. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well i wasnt sure about adult dogs since i know small dogs do suffer from hypoglycemia and big dogs usually dont so i didnt know if small dog foods caterd to that in small dogs.
     
  10. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    my big malamute would not eat large kibble food... she would only eat food that was about the size of a M&M
     
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