Davis is creeping up on 1 year old (11 months) and was wondering at what age you switch to adult dog food ???
you'll get different answers to this. We always switch around 6 to 7 months of age...others wait until 12 months. I'd talk to your breeder and vet.
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So either way I should start mixing soon
Man they grow up so fast :[size=10pt]PIC ALERT![/size]
Little guy (11 weeks?)
Big guy (11 months)
Dani is right you'll get alot of different opinions on this. My Tal is 10 months and will be a year on July 17. I plan on switching him shortly after then. I am moving soon and with the stress of all that I decided to wait until he is acclimated into his new digs before switching.
They generally recommend feeding LBP food until adult size is reached -- for Labs, that's about a year old. But my understanding is that the younger the LB pup, the more important the LBP diet is for proper joint development. So a third month, say, is more important than an eleventh month.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
He's very handsome! I switched Tucker over at 6 months and Frankie at about 5 months (vet thought he was growing too fast).
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Bryan he is getting SO big!!!
Check with your breeder on when to switch over. If you dont communicate with your breeder, then switch over now.
With Rukus, we started switching around 6 months...but our vet said that we could start switching over at any time after 6 months....
Seems like the popular answer is 6 months! I'm Late!
I was under the impression that labs peak out in size at about 18 months. Davis is sitting at 65lbs at 11 months. That a good size? First time lab owner here so im still pretty new.
We switched Boo over when she was about 11 mo. per our vet. Your boy is really handsome!!! He has such a beautiful er I mean handsome face! I noticed in the first picture he was playing with a plastic hanger. I have a pic of our Boo doing much the same thing. The only thing is, she never quit. She has a thing for sharking anything that hits the floor. She thinks if it's down her level, it's hers. : So far about the most expensive 'sharked' item has been my flip flops. ;D