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At what age did you switch your dog from regular food to senior formula?
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I'll be honest, with my big boy Cosmo, an anatolian, who has perfect poop, I just kept him on the adult diet b/c the senior gave him loose stools.
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no need usually, senior and puppy foods are a marketing ploy for the most part. Not true that senior need less protein. http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index....ng_senior_dogs

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I agree with Dave, he's a smart guy!

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I agree with Dave, he's a smart guy!
Sabine. not me.

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I agree too. Tyler is 15 years old and his "brother", Bailey, who passed away at 15, were never put on senior food and, obviously, have done well without the switch.


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But with a decrease in activity and their inability to burn "more calories" isn't a senior diet better?

For those of you who have not switched food are you still giving your dog the same amount?
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But with a decrease in activity and their inability to burn "more calories" isn't a senior diet better?

For those of you who have not switched food are you still giving your dog the same amount?
if they become less active, and maybe gain weight, you simply reduce the amount. That's why a consult is done to determime all this. Humans are no different, as we burn less calories with age, we need to make up somehow ,ie reducing our intake . Sabine makes a diet with the exact calorie intake. And if you monitor like everyone should be , you reduce or add as required.

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Tyler has always had the same amount for his meals his entire 15 years. He gets 1/3 of kibble in the morning and again for his evening meal. He has some type or veggie or fat free yogurt thrown in and, if he has had extra treats during the day, I reduce his evening meal a bit. He weighs a little under 14# and is a perfect weight for his size per his vet. Also, he pretty much sleeps all day with the exception of a short daily walk and little longer walk on one of our beaches on Sunday. Hope that helps.


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