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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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At what age is it ok to put pup on adult food?

I am currently feeding Ranger Acana Large Breed Puppy. He is coming up on his 6 month birthday.

I was wondering at what age everyone is switching over to adult food?
Was thinking grain free since my other dogs are on Orijen but maybe he should stay on puppy food.

I have usually moved my dogs off of puppy food at 6 months...

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Everybody does it at different times anywhere from never feeding puppy food to 1.5 years of age and any time in between there.

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I've never fed a puppy formula but from what most foods say on the bag, is up until a year.
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Never feed puppy food, just premium adult food.

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any food that doesnt have excess calcium (EVO, Core, TOTW...or other grainless foods) should be fine. Orijen is one grain free that id consider safe for large breed pups.

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its up to you when you switch. Some users on this site you'll find never even fed puppy food. they went straight to adult food. I currently feed Shasta puppy food but depending on how things go in a couple months, i may just switch her over to adult food or keep her on puppy food until she's a year old. I may even do a mixture of puppy and adult food until she's 18 months old or so. We'll see. Its a preference thing.

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Some people never feed their pups puppy food, others will feed it until they're a year old. It's really based on preference, but if you feed an adult food, make sure the levels are all safe for a large breed puppy.

I'm personally going to feed Ozzy puppy food until he's 6 months old.

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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 02:32 AM
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I feed TASTE OF THE WILD which does not have a puppy formula. Its considered an all ages dog food. They have a few different flavors you can cycle though with out hurting your dogs stomach. So far my 15 week old is doing well on it. I like it because it is corn free.

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I feed TASTE OF THE WILD which does not have a puppy formula. Its considered an all ages dog food. They have a few different flavors you can cycle though with out hurting your dogs stomach. So far my 15 week old is doing well on it. I like it because it is corn free.
It's been discussed plenty of times here, but TOTW is not a good choice for a german shepherd puppy. It's got good ingredients, but has too much calcium for a large breed puppy. Better to hold off on the TOTW line until 1.5-2 years old.
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