View Full Version : Kibble Size

3rd April 2006, 10:06 PM
Everyone has been talking about food again, and this has been something on my mind, especially when thinking about a new puppy.

We feed Cedar Adult Wellness, and the kibble size is really quite large. I would imagine that a baby puppy might have a hard time eating it. I have not seen any "small kibble" Wellness out there. Have any of you?

I really like Wellness and would like to stay with it. But if I have to use a different brand with a puppy, what _Whole Dog_- recommended adult food has a small enough kibble size for a baby puppy?

5th April 2006, 10:08 AM
Can you get some samples from their webpage..... see if there is anything that would suit her.

5th April 2006, 02:00 PM
I dont have a baby puppy right now. My question was due to the recent threads about food, so I thought I'd raise it now to see what others had done.

I guess many havent had issues with kibble size, as few have responded!

5th April 2006, 02:27 PM
I was worried about the adult kibble, but he was fine with it.

5th April 2006, 03:09 PM
I don't think size makes too much difference. Some might argue that the smaller kibble is easier to inhale and cause problems for a dog that eats fast. Also I think the larger size does a better job at cleaning teeth. One of the prescription diets you can get for helping to clean teeth and get a cat to eat more slowly is actually based on the idea of a slightly larger kibble.

Royal Canin make s small adult kibble for small breeds and I have fed that for a long time, but more recently I have ben trying James Wellbeloved (a UK kibble) that is larger and am very happy with that.

5th April 2006, 04:41 PM
Canidae has smallish round nuggets that I think would be good for a pup. I have to agree that Wellness kibble is not only on the large size but it's a pyramid shape that is not Chester's favorite.

I also really like Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soup because the kibble are flat little rounds...imagine a really tiny hockey puck.

5th April 2006, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the info! And thanks, GudrunTheRed for the descriptions of some of these different foods. It gives me a place to start! I have a tough time getting food from shops because we dont have that many boutiques in town, and I would hate to order something online --with the added costs, etc.--to only find the kibble as large as what I have already.

I'll keep Canidae and Chicken Soup on the list!