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    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?
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    Can you get some samples from their webpage..... see if there is anything that would suit her.

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    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!
    Cindy
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    I was worried about the adult kibble, but he was fine with it.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
    Cindy
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