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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2018, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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When to switch from puppy food to adult

Just wondering when you good folks made the switch. Cali is now 14 months old and I'm thinkin about taking the training wheels off her bowl. Any thoughts would be great...thanks as always!
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12 months I switched, mixed the last half of a 15 kg sack of puppy food with adult food

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Most dog foods have a good all life stages food now. Makes changing them over easier. You find what works for your dog, and then can stick with it for years.

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Do you folks like to use wet food? I have only used dry and add stuff here n there like egg, carrots and apple. Taste of the Wild is the brand I use and I have some dry and wet coming. Can I mix? Should I make the transition by still keeping some puppy food in there for a bit?
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For picky eaters, I have added some wet to their food once in a while.
Wet does not have the high protein, that dry does. So I would limit the amount you give.
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I've also heard that wet food is worse for their teeth too in the long run. We do it every once and a while for a treat/special occasions.
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gradually add the new food to the old food, this allows the stomach to acclimate to new ingredients!
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gradually add the new food to the old food, this allows the stomach to acclimate to new ingredients!
Silly question probably, but even if it's the same brand?
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Silly question probably, but even if it's the same brand?
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