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Question Proper Age to Switch to Adult Kibble

Our breeder told us to switch our puppy to adult kibble by six months because puppies no longer need the extra calories associated with puppy kibble by that age. I have seen posts on this forum that say a puppy should be fed puppy kibble for the first year. I am curious to hear what other breeders are recommending to their buyers.
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My breeder never recommended anything specific but all the reading I have done says to take them off of it & you can go to adult food at 6 months. At 6 months I bought an 8lb bag of puppy food & an 8lb bag of adult and mixed it. Once Logan is done with that, I will go to all adult food. BUT__ I was going to move him to the adult food his sisters were on -vet ordered SO diet - but the vet told me that puppies should not have SO until they are 10 months old- just FYI in case anyone else uses it.

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My breeder recommended starting to transition to adult food as early as 4 or 5 months for larger puppies, and no later than 6 months.
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my breeder and vet recommended to switch his food around 10-12 months because sometimes adult food is a little to tough for them to digest.
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What is SO so I know?

Thanks so much.


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My breeder told me that if they don't have any problems with being overweight, it is okay to keep them on the higher-calorie puppy kibble because Havs are very high energy dogs

I switched to adult food at 1 year. I recently switched my adult Hav back to puppy kibble now that we have a 2nd Hav (puppy) and it is just easier to have one bag vs. two bags in my cupboard. When the puppy is 1 year, I'll switch them both to the adult kibble.

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Tee hee. My puppy Cash is chubby and needs adult food and my Adult Jasper doesn't eat so needs puppy food My vet said that once they are fixed they can go on adult food. I have been feeding an all stages kibble and the raw medallions.

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I'm glad I came across this thread. Gryff just turned 5 months and I need to buy a new bag of dog food. I think I will buy puppy food for one more bag and then when the bag is half full, slowly switch him over.

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