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    DefaultWhat age.

    Davis is creeping up on 1 year old (11 months) and was wondering at what age you switch to adult dog food ???

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    DefaultRe: What age.

    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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    DefaultRe: What age.

    So either way I should start mixing soon


    Man they grow up so fast :[size=10pt]PIC ALERT![/size]


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    DefaultRe: What age.

    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.

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    DefaultRe: What age.

    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.
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    DefaultRe: What age.

    He's very handsome! I switched Tucker over at 6 months and Frankie at about 5 months (vet thought he was growing too fast).




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    DefaultRe: What age.

    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.

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    DefaultRe: What age.

    With Rukus, we started switching around 6 months...but our vet said that we could start switching over at any time after 6 months....

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    DefaultRe: What age.

    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.

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    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


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