Beethoven believes the grown-up bowl of dog food is tastier. This 4-weeks-old Chihuahua is in such a hurry to grow up. The adult dogs are very generous about this. They were having lunch, and this puppy climbs into their food bowl to try their food. And the adults let them! In fact, they walk away so the puppy can have some space. Since the puppy is IN their bowl, there’s not much to do but wait. Beethoven is so small at this point that his whole body practically fits inside the bowl. And when Mom tries to get him out of the bowl, he does a cute little puppy growl.
Can puppies eat food for adult dogs?
I was curious whether adult dog food is okay for puppies, so I did a bit of research and found an article by Dr. Greg Martinez, who wrote the book, Dog Dish Diet. Dr. Martinez writes that basically, the main difference between puppy food and adult dog food is the size of the kibble, and about 2% extra protein for the growing puppy.
He writes that one dog will always wants to eat what the other dog is having. Maybe it’s like school children exchanging their lunches, thinking the other’s mom must have packed something more yummy. Puppies will want to try adult dog food, and the grown up dogs will want to taste the puppy’s food. Maybe the other bowl IS greener.
Dr. Martinez suggests that we can buy just one kind of dog food, and add more protein to the puppy bowl. Including some human food also adds variety to their meals. We wouldn’t want to eat the same thing meal after meal ourselves, why would dogs? Enjoy watching this 4-weeks-old Chihuahua make himself at home INSIDE the food bowl of his adult dog friends.
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Article source: Dr. Greg Martinez