When should you stop feed your dog puppy food? But once your pup is six to 12 months old those needs change. That’s usually when your puppy is nearing his adult height and can transition to adult food. Spaying or neutering usually occurs at this age as well, lowering your dog’s need for increased energy; hence a reason to switch from puppy to adult dog food.
How do I know if I should switch my puppies food?
- Dull, Flaky Coat. Diets rich in essential fatty acids are a key component in keeping a pet’s skin healthy, and therefore his or her coat, in tip top shape.
- Hefty Midsection.
- GI Disturbances.
- An Itch that Won’t Quit.
How long is a dog a puppy? Although all puppies are officially considered adult dogs once they reach one year old, puppies continue to grow in height and size while their bones are still developing, which takes anywhere from 6 to 24 months.
What’s the difference between puppy food and dog food? The difference between puppy and adult food
Since your puppy is growing, he needs more nutrients and calories than an adult dog. This is why puppy foods have a higher level of protein and fat to support growth, as well as nutrients like DHA, an omega fatty acid found in mother’s milk.