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    i was just wondering what age should a puppy be switched to adult food?

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    2 years is a good time to give them adult food.
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    I switched both of mine at around 4-5 months, as advised by their breeders.

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    Six months max to switch from puppy to adult food


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    Quote Originally Posted by morla View Post
    2 years is a good time to give them adult food.
    WHAT? No - you can switch around 5 months when growth starts to slow down.
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    thanks for all the replies my vet told me 18months but i thought that was kinda old to still have puppy food. jayson is 10months and still eating it because of the vet saying so but next time i buy food i will then switch to adult =)

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    I have a 4 1/2 month old lab. I am curious -- wouldn't he stay on puppy food until he's a year. That's what I assumed but I see much shorter times suggested here. Rationale?
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    4-5 months.
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    I know that gone are the days of purina puppy chow for a year but its been 5 years since we've had a young puppy so when to change and why is pretty important to me. 4 months seems too young to me and a year too old. My gut says 7-8 mos but thats not based on any science. Anybody have some real data on this. He's starting on ProPlan Puppy...regular....because I agree that labs aren't big dogs. Newfs & Irish Wolfhounds are big dogs.

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    Ask your breeder, and then go by that. I switched at that age because that is what the breeder said. It makes sense. They go through a goofy growth stage at 4-5 months.
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