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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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when to stop

hi everyone!!

i was just wondering when you stopped feeding your puppies the puppy food. i have heard differnt things and was looking for some more advise.

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Re: when to stop

I've never given "puppy" food to either of mine. We started with Canidae ALS but when they changed the formula we switched over to Nutro Naturals Lamb & Rice and they're doing very well on it.

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I stopped at 5 months

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Re: when to stop

me too Brady was eating the adult food anyway and Vet told me it was ok

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I stopped at one year of age.
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Re: when to stop feeding puppy food

I'm wondering the same thing. Just switched Otto from Canidae to Fromm puppy. He's 6 months this sunday.

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Re: when to stop feeding puppy food

My lab had gotten puppy food until 9 mo and my gsd wasn't on it at all

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Re: when to stop feeding puppy food

i'm wondering now because I just switched from Natural Balance (general formula) to Orijen and didn't know which formula to use (large breed puppy, puppy, or their adult formula). The store recommended the large breed puppy and bag says to feed until 15 months. way too long? not sure. she's 9 months now.

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Re: when to stop feeding puppy food

so it looks like a mixed bag of opinions here. keep them coming i am looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say.

niko is 19 weeks and the vet told dh last night to feed according to the bag directions however most puppy foods say until 12 months don't know if we can switch now and be ok or if we should wait. i am really trying to do right by this puppy!
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Re: when to stop feeding puppy food

Nikon's never had puppy food I don't think. When I visited at 4 weeks he was getting some goat's milk and we got some soft treats. They didn't really know what to do, I think Julie said it was their first time eating treats. When I picked him up he was on Nature's Variety Prairie kibble. He is on that and slowly getting California Natural mixed in since that's what my other dogs eat. He's had good poops since day one. My understanding is that puppy food can actually be bad for large breeds? They take longer to mature physically and need to grow slowly.
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