10th January 2012, 12:36 AM
When should a puppy start transitioning over to adult food?
From what I gather, it's around 12 months, but is that for all breeds?
10th January 2012, 12:56 AM
We did 12 months for Brooky...my vet said 11-12 months
10th January 2012, 01:18 AM
Thanks Brooky's mum, muchly appreciated.
I think Jessie will look forward to being on an adult diet, rather than most brands being Chicken. There is much more variety.
10th January 2012, 01:26 AM
Oh definitely! I loved having more choices once we hit 12 months...and Brooky did too no doubt
10th January 2012, 07:03 PM
Even though Bailey is only 5 1/2 months old, my vet had us start moving him over to adult food. She wanted us to get him off puppy food to prevent him from getting fat after he's neutered, which we plan to schedule some time this summer once he's closer to a year old. I don't think she expected the transition to occur so quickly, but he LOVES the adult food. Of course, we started by mixing a small bit with his puppy food, and he would pick out the adult food and turn his nose up on his puppy food. According to my vet, it's fine if he stays on the adult food now since it's not upsetting his tummy and is probably more nutritious than the puppy brand he had been eating from the breeder.
10th January 2012, 09:08 PM
15th January 2012, 02:45 PM
Agree with what Karlin said.
I fed Cadence puppy food until he was 5 months old and then he was switched to ALS (all life stages). Lyra was never on puppy food. Always either adult food or ALS foods. I honestly don't see any difference at all! Puppy food sometimes have too much fats for my liking.
15th January 2012, 05:11 PM
I switched both of my dogs over at 6 months of age. I'm pretty sure there is a junior JWB food as well but we went straight to adult.
Mum to Izzie and George
15th January 2012, 05:32 PM
We got Candy at 10 months old, and she was being fed Bakers adult food. We changed her to a different adult food, as I didn't feel she needed puppy food at that age.
15th January 2012, 10:11 PM
Both my breeder and my vet recommend us changing Rosie to adult food once she is 6 months old, which is also what the food manufacturers often recommend. I haven't looked at what Fish4dogs recommend, but the other two were on JWB as puppies and changed over with no problems at 6 months.