Feeding dwarf dogs?

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    puppypiles
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    We’re interested in adding a Cardigan Welsh Corgi to our family in the near future and have questions about their nutrition. I’ve been reading corgis need large breed food as to control their growth. I’m also interested in feeding raw, but again have concerns about controlling growth. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    pitlove
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    Hi puppypiles-

    Yes Corgis are technically suppose to be a fed a large breed puppy formula because they are often plagued with the same growth disorders large breeds get.

    For puppies the best thing to do is use a commercially available dry food that is suited for the growth of large breed puppies and then once he/she is an adult switch to a raw diet. You also can talk to the breeder or multiple breeders and see what they recommend. Make sure you are talking to breeders that know what they are doing though.

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    Patti S
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    Breed specific dog foods are a marketing gimmick and do not have sound nutritional science backing them. Don’t buy into this bull.
    When choosing a pet food, you should focus on selecting a high quality diet from a trusted brand that meets your dog’s life stage, size and lifestyle needs. These three factors are more relevant to your dog’s nutritional needs than his breed.

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    pitlove
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    Hi Patti-

    A large breed puppy food is NOT a breed specific food. We are not talking about a Corgi diet like how Royal Canin has a Lab, Rottweiler etc diet we are talking about feeding a large breed puppy food to Corgis because they develop the way large breeds develop though they are smaller.

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