How long should a dog eat puppy food? Spaying or neutering lowers energy requirements slightly; after the procedure, switch from nutrient-rich puppy food to adult maintenance food. Small breeds can make the switch at 7 to 9 months; bigger breeds at 12, 13, even 14 months.
When should I move my puppy to dog food? Puppies should get solid food starting at about four weeks, when they’re not able to get all the calories they need from their mother’s milk. Most puppies are weaned by six weeks.
How long should large breed dogs eat puppy food? It’s important to feed a high-quality puppy food formula for at least the first 12 months and up to 24 months for large breeds.”
What happens if a puppy eats adult dog food? While puppy food is good for puppies, you shouldn’t keep feeding it to your dog once he’s fully grown, since puppy foods have a lot of calories and fat. If you do, he could become overweight because his body isn’t using up as many nutrients as a young, hyper puppy.