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Thread: What age did you switch off of "puppy" food?

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    Default What age did you switch off of "puppy" food?

    I'm kinda new to the board but I was wondering how long to keep my Bailey on puppy food. He is 7 months now, probably 15-20 pounds. Of course, he eats whatever food he can get into.. he loves my mastiffs food especially.

    But we have him on puppy and just wondering at what age can they be switched to adult?

    Any advise would be great.

    Thanks
    Kim

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    Cant help u as such as Sally and Toby both decided they liked Sam dinner better than there own so to stop any hassle i just started feeding them all the same. Sally is coming up to 1 and Toby is about 7-8 months. It seems to suit them.

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    Some people say they don't actually even need puppy food ever ...

    That said, Lucky was on a prescription diet (and it was puppy formula) until about 5-6 months. After that I switched him to a regular premium food & he's been doing great.
    Lani
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    I feed a high quality food-- so by 12 weeks the pups are on normal food.

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    we too feed high quality, Blue Buffalo. My two German Shepards are on the same kind just for adult and it would be easier to have those three on the same kind. Our mastiff eats totally different stuff, but I'm ok with having two different kinds.

    Thanks for your help
    Kim

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    I never fed puppy food. If the pup is fed a good quality food, they aren't really necessary (many breeders don't seem to bother with puppy food) and certainly can come off by 6 months or so.
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    I switched Jolly over the adult dog food at 6 months old.
    Charleen and Cav's: Pippin (ruby male), Merry (b&t female), Luke (blenheim male) & Jolly (tri male puppy)

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