07 December 2005 @ 02:25 pm
Lulu Again  
Sorry to be updating like a mad women but I am bedridden with the Lulu. I just wanted to say Lulu Belle is 15.7 pounds!!!! She is 5 months old.

When Hog got fixed he was 6 months old and weighed a whopping 8 pounds!!! You all know Lulu has always been big. One of the biggest puppies of her litter of 8. Well when I picked her up the vet asked me what kind of food is she on? I said Nutro Max Puppy. She said in a month I need to gradually mix in Hog's Nutro Max adult with her puppy because I need to be watching her weight!!!!

I couldnt believe she was calling the Lulu fat. Well I mean I call her fat but she has always been huge! Lulu walks 2 miles with me every single day. I just told them she is a big girl...

It's just odd Im going to be giving her adult food at 6 months old. Hog didnt get adult till he turned a year. I thought that was how it worked.. wait till they are a year.
I am feeling: sadsad
Courtneys0yl3ntgr33n on December 7th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
i think that the only difference between adult and puppy food is the kibble size and the amount of protein. growing puppies need more protein so i think the vet is just saying that she is growing okay without the puppy food.

i was looking into great danes and this is where i came across this information...great dane pups can have a lot of problems if fed puppy food.
Genevieve: my babiesalwaysgenevieve on December 7th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
very good point. thank you
Sara Rae: favorite thingssarakenobi on December 7th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
puppies need more fat than adults, so I think if she is heavy enough (which she is teehee! little piggy!) then its ok... I know that we fed Crookshanks (kitty) canned cat food to get her weight up and then kitten food, but since Zoey was eating it and the kitten preferred eating ZOey's adult food, we mixed them and feed them both adult food.
Kristenewitskristen on December 7th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, what a big girl! My Basil is 3 and he weighs 18 lbs. Bonsai is probably about 7-8 months and he weighs 13 pounds. She's going to be the cutest big girl though!! (if that makes any sense, lol) :)
Genevieve: Lulualwaysgenevieve on December 7th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
she is takeing after her uncle rebel!
tydyehippotydyehippo on December 8th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
G, when we got Boss, I asked my vet about the dog food thing. I was concerned about Boss not getting what he needs and Deez about getting too much of something he doesn't need. I do free-feeding and didn't want to mess with two bowls and different feeding times Dr. Laur said to keep Deez on the pup mix unless he gained too much weight. He also said, that I could keep Boss on the pup mix till 8/9 months and that was more than enough to give him a good start. At 8/9 months, mix a bag and then after that, go to a full adult formula. Not all docs will say the same thing, but thats what my guy said. I think Lu is strong and healthy and if her vet suggested an adult formula, I don't think there will be a problem. I mean, there is more of a problem with her being overweight, I think. Maybe, split the difference in time, so you are a little colser to the year, but I really don't think you have to do the WHOLE year.

Just my 2 cents and kiss that beast for me, Mr. Hogcakes too!
Genevieve: Lulualwaysgenevieve on December 8th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
I do the free feeding as well. she already sneaks hogs kibbles so i dont think it will be a huge change.