When to switch from Puppy to Adult food?

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  1. ca_dao

    ca_dao New Member

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    Hi,

    Is there a right time to switch from puppy food to adult dog food? My pups are about 8 month old right now, and I still feed them puppy food, but they do not like their food very much (Once I've made a mistake of feeding them our food, from then on, they refuse to eat their puppy food, though I've tried many different brands). I wonder if adult food will make them like it any better.
     
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    pup-man Permanent Troll

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    Taste wise, Puppy and Adult formula foods are the same... In other words, they don't make adult foods taste any better than puppy foods.

    What are you currently feeding him/her? and also what breed?
     
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    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    I just switched to Adult food at 10 months old.

    But Taste wise I dont see how it will change much.

    Try different brands.

    Elissa
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    I have had Chloe on adult food since she was 4-5 months old...Innova Adult (all lifestages)
     
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    They're both Chi-mix. And I've tried almost all brands of kibbles out there.
     
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    You could have them on a good quality all lifestages kibble all their lives if you want.
     
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    Puppy foods generally tend to be higher in fat and protein, which makes them more palatable than their counterpart adult formulas. That's one of the reeasons why some dogs prefer the taste of puppy foods, and also cat foods. :)

    Look at the nutritional adequacy statement on the food bag, if it says "for all lifestages", you can switch at any time.
     
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    I also have a very picky dog, try canned food they usually eat that better.

    As well we just got Innova Red Meat Kibble and my dog LOVES it.

    Good Luck

    ELissa
     

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