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critterlady 05-29-2014 02:21 PM

When to stop puppy food?
 
This may have been asked several times before, sorry, but at what age do I stop feeding puppy food and switch to an adult formula? I've read several articles online that say to switch to adult formula at 6 months of age, Zeus is 5 months now so I figured I'd better start looking into it more. Thanks in advance for any info!

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Shade 05-29-2014 02:22 PM

Personally I switch at one year to adult food :)

HarleyTheGSD 05-29-2014 02:57 PM

Same here, I switched to adult food when they turned one.

DJEtzel 05-29-2014 03:33 PM

I never feed puppy food - really your own preference!

mydogs 05-29-2014 04:53 PM

I always switch at 1 year as well


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ApselBear 05-29-2014 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by DJEtzel (Post 5579834)
I never feed puppy food - really your own preference!

Same here.

DonnaKay 05-29-2014 05:22 PM

My pup is 6.5 months and I plan on switching her to adult food after her 1st heat, which she hasn't had yet.

Diesel7602 05-30-2014 01:31 PM

I think one year is best. Since large breed puppy food helps them grow slower due to the joints, and they grow fast in the first year. I've read you can start slowly at 4 months.

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DJEtzel 05-30-2014 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Diesel7602 (Post 5583626)
I think one year is best. Since large breed puppy food helps them grow slower due to the joints, and they grow fast in the first year. I've read you can start slowly at 4 months.

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Some large breed puppy food actually makes them grow fast, and there are plenty of adult formulas that have the proper calcium and phos levels for slow growth if you just read up on them.

Diesel7602 05-30-2014 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by DJEtzel (Post 5584146)
Some large breed puppy food actually makes them grow fast, and there are plenty of adult formulas that have the proper calcium and phos levels for slow growth if you just read up on them.

That would make sense. I was feeding my boy large breed puppy and he was gaining 5 pounds a week. So I put him on adult and he is gaining 3- 4 pounds. My boy is few pounds shy of 50lbs and he is 4 months old. Or it could be that he just slow growing now.

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