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    are any of your dogs on sr. dog food?
    when does one start?

    I asked our vet and he said we can start Zoe on it. She is 7.

    She eats the Kirkland/Costco chicken & rice. I did notice that Kirkland has senior dog food kibble...for dogs 7 and older.

    just wondering...

    we never switched w/our other dogs.

    (someone said sr. dog food is not recommended)
    Linda and ZoŽ, the Umlaut
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    I didn't put Mick on senior food. In fact, the last year or so of his life, he was eating a 50/50 mix of puppy and adult food. Unless there is a medical reason, I'd just stick with adult food.

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    We did with Dryf but I don't plan to with Rocky. There are, from what I saw, more fillers, less protein and some insignificant amount of glucosime in senior food.

    If I need to change to a lower fat diet (at a certain point I can see possibly having to feed too little food per serving of what I am feedig him now). I would stick to one similar that isn't FULL of grains (I am not saying grain free, but with a good balance of grain and meat) and supplement with a know amount of glucosimine.

    as for when to swtich (if you switch at all) I would guess as exercise goes down and they start putting on weight

    but I am no pro, that is just my line of thoughts.
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    I think unless a dog has medical issues and needs to be on a certain kind of diet, that the adult food is fine.

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    I started koko on senior, she is almost 7. It was Innova senior plus, plus because it still contained a decent amount of protein and fat. Then I read that grains can aggervate arthritis, which Koko has. So I switched her to a grain free diet. I switched her to EVO herring and salmon. I did that formula because I figure the omegas would also help her skin and joints. I think a lot of those senior formulas are geared to non active over weight dogs. I would stick to adult. All of this is IMO.
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    thanks guys. I think I'll keep her on her chicken & rice. She does very well on it, and she is still quite an active monkey nut.
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