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Wet and dry food

Hi all, we collect Milo in about 3-4 weeks time from the breeder. He is currently 5 weeks old. The breeder has told us to give him Pedigree brand wet food which she will be giving him. Pedigree is your normal common U.K. store brand food. Should I be giving our havanese something more nutritious and more expensive or is it ok to stick with the common Pedigree?

Also I have seen people give their havanese dry food which has been pre-soaked in water and some which do not pre-soak. What is your views on this please?


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canned is definitely better than kibble in general . Not sure what is available to you, go with the best you can afford , it will pay in end. Presoaking is recommended for kibble.

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canned is definitely better than kibble in general . Not sure what is available to you, go with the best you can afford , it will pay in end.


Thatís what I intend on doing. Pedigree is your average store bought brand. We have a shop near to us which sells nutritious wholesome food.

You said canned (wet) is better than kibble, do you mean that I shouldnít feed him dry food at all?


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thats up to you.
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havanese forum canned vs. kibble part 1 http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...ghlight=versus

part 2 http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...ghlight=versus
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Our breeder recommended mixing high quality canned food with high quality kibble until 6 months old, but I seem to have forgotten why. She said frozen or wet food is okay, too, just to avoid dry kibble alone.
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I have purchased Royal Canin dry puppy food which is one of the top brands in the UK. Although the breeder recommended an average wet food brand, i think Iíll opt for a better more nutritious brand from my local pet store.


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Having researched into this further i will feed him the average brand for a month and then wean him off it by adding a quarter of the better food brand and removing a quarter of the average food brand every week.


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Having researched into this further i will feed him the average brand for a month and then wean him off it by adding a quarter of the better food brand and removing a quarter of the average food brand every week.


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I think thatís a good idea. Itís usually recommended to gradually change foods anyway, but especially with a new puppy and everyone adjusting, itís smart to stick with what heís used to until youíre all settled in. We had to switch a little more quickly because the canned food recommended from the breeder wasnít available to us. She gave us some, but I should have transitioned it a little more slowly. My husband was out of town and it was my first puppy, his first week home, and it was kind of a mess. It worked out, but if you have the option to wait even just a few weeks, thatís what I would do, looking back.
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