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Old 09-22-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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when do you switch from puppy food to adult food?
Buddy is a 10 month old lab, right now he's eating Blue wilderness grain free large breed puppy kibble. recently he started leaving some food in his bowl (I know- so weird for a lab! but he is otherwise totally fine and healthy) and we were just wondering if maybe its time to switch to an adult formula.
he's also getting fewer treats than he used to, so it isn't that. his activity level has not changed either.

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I'm going through something similar... I have Cheynie, who is three, and Timi who is 8 months. Cheynie eats Blue Buffalo chicken and rice adult version, and Timi gets the same food in the puppy version. Most puppies start adult food at one year of age but I might be moving Timi to it a little earlier. He is a very enthusiastic eater (and that may be an understatement ) but he tends to leave some of the puppy food and shows a clear preference for the adult food.
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Rascal just gobbles up everything! We feed her adult and many of the leftover vegetables we have. I think the vegetables give her a greater variety of nutrients too.
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well, I switched to adult food and he's eating like a champ. so that solves that

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I usually don't use puppy food. High quality adult food.

ETA: The food will indicate it's approved for all life stages
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well, I switched to adult food and he's eating like a champ. so that solves that
Have you considered looking at the Fromm Prairie Large Breed Adult? Very similar ingredient panel, but a slightly lower carb load. In fact it uses most of the same binders. I'd probably save you 20-25% from what you are spending now.

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