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  • My six-year-old Chihuahua insists on eating the four-month-old Chihuahua's food and vice versa. I know it's not healthy for the puppy to have adult food, but can my adult chihuahua eat the puppy food so that it's easier to feed both?

    It is better for your adult Chihuahua to eat adult food if at all possible. The foods are designed to support a particular life stage.

    The puppy food will have more calories to support growth. If your adult dog eats the puppy food, it may cause him to gain weight. If your adult dog eats this food it is important to make sure that he does not eat to much to prevent this.

    Your veterinarian will be your better able to answer any questions about food. They know your pets and there environment so they can give advice that is more specific to your pets.


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