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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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How long to keep puppy on large breed puppy food?

I've heard so many different things and I'm confused. Some have said to switch them to an adult food once they hit a year, some people say younger than 1, other people say 2 because they're still growing up until they're 2... so I'm really confused. Haven is 10 or 11 months now (she has an 'assigned' birthday but it's within a month or so kinda thing) and I actually need to pick up more food for her today, so any input would be great!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 02:44 PM
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i've never fed puppy food to my dogs.
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I switched when my Sting was around a year old. I did do it slowly over 3 weeks so as to avoid any tummy upset.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 05:51 PM
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Personally I switch them from puppy to adult food at one year

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Tons of opinions on that subject ... My personal opinion is, pick an All Life Stages food with low levels of calcium and phosphorus and stick with it. Once they are around 18 months you don't have to worry so much about calcium levels as the skeletal system has pretty well finished growing by that point.
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I have always done it at a year that's what my vet told me so that's what I always follow


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