My 8 month old lab has been on Pro Plan LBP since we got him at 2 months of age. I have heard so many different times of when to switch to adult food, so I wanted to hear from some lab people.
He's already a big boy (in height and length) and weights 85 pounds. He isn't fat at all just tall and lanky.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
The standard time is at 1 year/12 months to discontinue the LBP food and switch to adult. That's what we did.
BUT, there are many different opinions -- some JL members never use LBP food but feed adult from the beginning, while various other JL members say to switch at 4 months, or 5, or all numbers up to 12.
If you were hoping to find consistency here on this, I'm afraid you're in for a disappointment.
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":
I switch mine at about 4 months. I don't feed LB adult food, just the regular adult.
♣ Laura ♣
I have used a LB puppy on all but one of my dogs and I have switched them all at/around 9-12 months to adult.
I feed one big bag of puppy then on to adult. Not LB adult, just regular adult like Labby.
My breeder recommended Pro Plan Selects LB Adult food from the start - so that's what we've done. She's doing fine on the stuff, although we're open to something a little higher quality.