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gnet158 03-29-2014 08:52 PM

When to switch to adult dog food and other Q's?
Hello, new member here and I have a few questions. Going to feed my boy Orijen's Large Breed. Here are my questions?

1. I plan on mixing Orijen with his existing food for about a week. Going 25% new to 75% old and increasing that mix. Is a week to soon? Hopefully he'll take to it

2. If he does take to it when should I make the switch to adult dog food? I've read 5 months or so is a good age?


SunCzarina 03-29-2014 09:01 PM

The mix sounds right. I'd do it closer to 6 or 7 months. From what I've read, switching them to adult food younger slows down their growth.

gnet158 03-29-2014 09:12 PM

Great, Thanks for the reply!

SummerGSDLover 03-31-2014 02:49 AM

I just switched mine to adult food and he's seven months.


TommyB681 03-31-2014 03:19 AM

i switched at 6 months. ive heard some people dont use puppy food at all

Harry and Lola 03-31-2014 03:59 AM

I think I switch mine around the 16 week age, a week transitioning different kibble may be ok, just monitor him and if he starts to have diarrhoea then transition over another week.

sechattin 03-31-2014 04:04 AM

Mine just hit nine months and he'll be getting adult food next bag I buy. I also feed Orijen. Great food, can be a bit rich when switching on to it. I took a week and a half to switch mine over and added a spoonful of pure pumpkin with every meal.

Shade 03-31-2014 07:42 AM

I switch mine from puppy to adult food at 1 year personally

How long it takes to switch depends on the dog, some need one week and some can need up to two weeks to avoid upset. I've use the one week rule with success, I really hate having to switch cold turkey

mydogs 03-31-2014 09:30 AM

I have always switched at a year from Puppy to Adult

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sehrgutcsg 03-31-2014 11:11 AM

It's funny. My vet owned: "Natures Recipe" in the late 80s. He stated that puppy food is; a rip off.. Been at it for 40 years..

Do what makes you feel like your doing the best and everybody, including the animal is happy... :sick:

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