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    DefaultQuestion about changing to adult food

    Gus is now 7 months old and is on Diamond Naturals LBP. My wife and I have to drive 75 miles to buy this stuff b/c we can't get it anywhere closer to us so we usually buy 2 40 lb bags at a time. He is almost out of his current supply so we will be travelling Saturday to buy more. 40 lbs is lasting him roughly 2 months (3 cups per day). So my question is, do I get 1 40 lb bag of LBP and start him on adult food at 9 months or 2 bags of LBP and start him on adult food at 11 months? How soon should he be switched to adult food?

    Thanks in advance
    <br />The Family

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    DefaultRe: Question about changing to adult food

    You'd be safe buying adult food at this point.
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    DefaultRe: Question about changing to adult food

    Check with your breeder. Some recommend feeding until around a year of age, some never feed a puppy food.

    Do you plan on sticking with the Diamond Naturals, but only their adult food?

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    DefaultRe: Question about changing to adult food

    I switch my pups to adult at 5-6 months but check with your breeder as they know their lines best.

    Can you get this food on line and have it delivered? There are quite a few companies out there.

    Those that come to mind are www.petfooddirect.com, www. heartypet.com. but not sure if they carry your food.

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    DefaultRe: Question about changing to adult food

    I do plan on sticking with Diamond Naturals. The travel is OK b/c I have bi- monthly check-ups with my doctor there for migraines( he's a specialist ) so it has worked out well so far. This weekend is our anniversary so we're going up there for that. We live in a small town by the way.

    Based on the responses I may get one bag of LBP and one bag of adult and switch him over when the lbp runs out which will be at around 9 1/2 months.
    <br />The Family

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    DefaultRe: Question about changing to adult food

    I might be stating the obvious, but make sure you start mixing the two together when the puppy food runs low so you don't end up doing an abrupt switch and can instead switch it over a period of 7-10 days.

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    DefaultRe: Question about changing to adult food

    Yeah, that's what I did when I switched him to the Diamond Naturals. The vet, a science diet deeler, hoodwinked my wife into his food so when I changed him over to that and then over to Diamond that's the routine I used. Thanks for the advice, though
    <br />The Family

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