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He was born February 23rd. Unless they got the date super wrong, but she had it actually written down. He does look like an 8 week old and acts like it, except for the nighttime.
Yes they’re getting along quite well. Our older dog is definitely the boss, but they’re only a lb apart. We still don’t have them together unsupervised though. We have seen a bit of jealousy and food guarding the first day. We started feeding our older dog first and making the puppy wait until our older one starts eating, then we give him his food. That took care of the food guarding our older one was doing. He loves having a buddy to play with though. It should be interesting when his little buddy gets a lot bigger then him!
Thanks for your advice! I guess we could do a bag of either large breed or regular and see what the vet says, you’re right. One bag won’t make a huge difference. I just wasn’t sure what exactly constituted a large breed. Our other dog is a mini dach, so there’s no question that he’s a small breed lol.
He drinks tons of water 🙂 He’s on the same food now as he was before we got him, and doesn’t seem to be having any digestive issues thankfully. He’s adjusted super well. He only cried a few minutes the first night and he sleeps all night! He is doing great with house breaking, he has had a few accidents but only when we were distracted, oops. He whined to go out from day one which makes it so much easier. Our other dog got up at night for a week or two, and was stubborn with house breaking, so this has been a nice surprise 😉
I am planning on using Fromm or Wellness Complete, definitely grain-inclusive. Im just not sure if I should be feeding the large breed formula. We estimate he’ll be 40-50 lbs but of course it’s hard to know.
I don’t want to make a sudden diet change. I want to do a normal transition. We live in a small town, and we don’t have the store that sells the food they were feeding him. We bought a small bag when we picked him up, but I don’t think it will last until May 3rd, so we need to start transitioning him to something, or we are going to end up having to change him suddenly when his food runs out!
He eats really well, I’m curious what the benefit is to softening his food?
Our vet can’t get him in until May 3rd. He was on junky food so we bought the tiniest bag so we could switch him to something better asap.
The dad was a lab, the mom a shih tzu cross. We saw them and she is definitely not straight shih tzu. She’s quite a bit bigger, I’d guess 35ish lbs.