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03-31-2014 11:34 AM
LaRen616 I waited until my GSD was 1 year old before switching to adult dog food. I waited until my Dalmatian was 8 months old before switching to adult dog food.
03-31-2014 11:11 AM
sehrgutcsg 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...
03-31-2014 09:30 AM
mydogs I have always switched at a year from Puppy to Adult

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03-31-2014 07:42 AM
Shade 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
03-31-2014 04:04 AM
sechattin 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.
03-31-2014 03:59 AM
Harry and Lola 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.
03-31-2014 03:19 AM
TommyB681 i switched at 6 months. ive heard some people dont use puppy food at all
03-31-2014 02:49 AM
SummerGSDLover I just switched mine to adult food and he's seven months.

03-29-2014 09:12 PM
gnet158 Great, Thanks for the reply!
03-29-2014 09:01 PM
SunCzarina 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.
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