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When to switch from puppy kibble to adult

Hi Everyone,

Trixie is now 4.5 mos and I am still giving her high premium puppy kibble (Natures Balance) that the breeder had her on. When should a puppy be switched to the adult variety?

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I was told to make the switch at about 1 year. That said, Natural Balance also makes foods for all stages. I use NB Organic, which is for puppies and adults. So if you wanted to switch sooner, you could use something like that.


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Your pup is adorable. Love the colors and markings!
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Don't know about the food (I feed Raw) but you have a lovely dog. We would love to see more pictures!!!

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I usually switch around 6-7 months. Don't ask me why, I just do and the pups have always been fine with it~~


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I started switching Brody over to adult Orijen a couple of weeks before his 1st birthday. I had meant to start it a bit earlier when his puppy food bag had a couple of weeks left, but I procrastinated on it and his food ran out so I ended up having to buy another small bag of puppy and a bigger bag of adult. So, to make a long story short, he's doing the slowest transition of puppy to adult food ever (it's been almost 3 months so far). He's up to about 95% Adult/5% Puppy now and I have a month or two of food left still.

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Thanks for asking this question Mishelle, I too have been thinking about switching from Puppy to Adult for Sonic. The biggest problem I have is that Sonic is almost a year old (2 days away), and I know he should be on adult food soon, but we have Aries, who is 5 months old. They share the same food bowls that are out all day (with my and DH's work schedules, this just worked out the best way for us). Should we start switching both over now and just do it slowly or start trying to separating their feeding and switching Sonic, while keeping Aries on puppy?

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I made the switch at one year.
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Thanks for asking this question Mishelle, I too have been thinking about switching from Puppy to Adult for Sonic. The biggest problem I have is that Sonic is almost a year old (2 days away), and I know he should be on adult food soon, but we have Aries, who is 5 months old. They share the same food bowls that are out all day (with my and DH's work schedules, this just worked out the best way for us). Should we start switching both over now and just do it slowly or start trying to separating their feeding and switching Sonic, while keeping Aries on puppy?
Why not switch to one of the all-stages formulas? There are several brands that offer them. I think the biggest difference is the size of the kibble.


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My problem is that Gryff always wants to eat Jinx's food and Jinx always goes for Gryff's bowl. How much difference does the puppy kibble vs adult kibble make? Jinx gets Puppy Wellness mixed with Natural Balance roll and Gryff is now eating Loyall mixed with Natural Balance. I just switched Gryff off Blue Wilderness. I tried it, but he wound up with really bad tear staining.

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