Hi Everyone! I've been lurking around for a while so thought it was a good time to make an introduction. This is Adriana (we just call her Adri (pronounced Audrey)! She is a Starborn pup and is from the most recent Posh and Razzle Litter. She just hit her 6 months. The picture below is of her around 3 months. She is adorable but a demanding little barker. haha Pam warned me about this but I still had to have her since she was just adorbs!!
I've just been feeing her Puppy Organix. Was wondering what everyone else feeds their havs. When do people usually move on from puppy to adult food?
Also, Adri smells really good even weeks after her bath but she does have really bad breath. I saw the C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Petite Dogs on amazon and was wondering if anyone's tried it. Please let me know. Thanks!
Kodi says, "Welcome to the forum, little sister!"
Kodi was BAD about demand barking when he was a youngster too. Just make sure you TOTALLY ignore the demand barking. It's not a quick fix, but if you are consistent, they do grow out of it. If you give in... they'll train you FAST!!!
Kodi eats Natural Balance Organic now that he is an adult, but there are many good foods. Pick one that you like, and stick with it for a while. We switched Kodi to adult food at just about 1 year. That said, most of the better brands of dog food are fine, even for puppies. Many even say "for all life stages" or something like that.
I wuld say ABSOLUTELY NO to dental chews. We had a horrible experience with Kodi having a partial obstruction from a supposedly "safe" dental chew. He was hospitalized for several days, and the bill was higher than his purchase price! (to say nothing of our worry and his discomfort!) The vets at the University vet hospital told me the dental chews are the NUMBER ONE reason for obstructions that they see. The dog bites off and swallows too large a piece, and it doesn't break down and digest properly, causing obstruction.
Most likely, Adri's bad breath is the last bit of teething. But you should be brushing her teeth regularly, and this will help a lot, through her entire life. There is a product named Petzyme that comes in gel and spray form that you can put on their teeth, and is supposed to break down tartar, as well as freshen breath. The problem for us was that Kodi hated the taste. Just brushing his teeth regularly seems to keep his mouth smelling fresh and clean.