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Different levels of puppy food

February 12, 2018, 12:47 AM
Q: I have an 11 week Teddy Bear. When I got her I was given Royal Canin Mini Starter food. The bag says that at 8 weeks you should switch to mini puppy. My question is this, the mini puppy bag says it’s for dogs 9lb-22lb. My Teddy Bear is only 3.3lbs & so the vet said to keep her on the mini starter because she is still small. Is this okay? Is she missing vital minerals/vitamins if I don’t switch her food?
A: The nutritional balance between the mini starter and mini puppy is not significant. Your vets advice is correct, staying with the smaller kibble makes sense.