Hello, my name is An and I've been a lurker on this forum for several months now. I've gotten so much helpful information from this site but can't seem to find the answer to a question I had regarding protein levels in kibble. I have a five and a half month old blenheim, Charlie, who is going in for his neuter in a couple of weeks. Currently, I am feeding him Royal Canin puppy food but I'm planning on switching him over to an adult food when he is neutered. I am aware of the debate with feeding puppy food versus an adult food due to the protein level. I picked up a bag of Innova Evo to switch him to. However, when I got home, I checked its protein level and it's at 42% while his puppy food is only at 33%. I checked RC Mini adult food and its level is only 27%, which is what I had expected.
So I guess I'm wondering if it's a good idea to feed Charlie Innova Evo when he is still a puppy because of the protein level or if I should wait until he is older to feed him that. And in the mean time, should I find an adult food with a lower protein level? Maybe I'm completely missing something but I don't quite understand protein level in adult food and why it is so high in the Innova Evo or other high-protein premium foods. And why we would feed that to a puppy when many breeders/nutritionists recommend feeding an adult food because of the lower protein level.
Thanks so much!