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another food question...

When do/did you stop the puppy food. What is the advantage to the puupy food over regular adult food?
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To be honest puppy food is not really necessary. There are many dog foods that are good for all life stages. As long as it's a good nutritious dog food, you should be fine.

I fed Bogart Innova for puppies until he was 10months old then switched to Innova for Adults. Brando who's almost 7 months old has been on a raw diet for the last month and a half.
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I just switched Havee to Wellness adult from their puppy and he is almost 1 year old.
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I stopped giving Milo puppy food recently. He's ten months old. It was actually foolish to keep buying it since one of my bigger dogs stole it from him anyway. Lacey liked that better than the adult version. Oh well.

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There are people who don't think puppy food is beneficial and others who feel otherwise. I think it depends on the breed of dog and brand of food. Like Daniel said, there are quite a few brands that are good for all life stages, but if you prefer a puppy food, then usually be the time the Hav is a year old, he can easily switch to adult food.

Some feel that the growth plates grow differently with puppy food and can cause problems. I just read today, in fact, that Great Danes and other big breeds really should have puppy foods or end up with legs growing too quickly and changing the dogs' gait. Who knows?

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For the most part, puppy formulas have more protein than the same brand typical adult food. This extra protein is made for growth, but as my vet saidwe are not talking about dogs who will put on an additional several pounds after the age of 6-8 months, so the extra protein is not needed.

If you are a label reader, proteins vary from foood to food. The protein in one brand's senior food can be higher than the protein in ANOTHER brand's puppy food.
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To be honest puppy food is not really necessary. There are many dog foods that are good for all life stages. As long as it's a good nutritious dog food, you should be fine.

I fed Bogart Innova for puppies until he was 10months old then switched to Innova for Adults. Brando who's almost 7 months old has been on a raw diet for the last month and a half.
Sorry I'm kinda new to this, what's a 'raw' diet?
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Hi Lanette,

Raw diet is the feeding of Raw meat and bones. Otherwise known as the BARF diet.
My Beamer has been on it for 3 months now and loves it. He was the pickiest havanese in the world before we got him on Raw.

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You can read about it here if you want. This is one of the manufactures who we buy food from.

http://www.tolldenfarms.ca/index.htm
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i switched my dog at one year of age, i guess puppy food has xtra protein etc. to help their little bodies grow. he eats wellness chicken and loves it.
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