Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Food and Recipes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2006, 05:38 PM
ca_dao ca_dao is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 69
Default When to switch from Puppy to Adult food?

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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-13-2006, 06:35 PM
pup-man's Avatar
pup-man pup-man is offline
Permanent Troll
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 339
Default

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?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2006, 06:38 PM
PoodleMommy PoodleMommy is offline
Yorkie Love
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,443
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2006, 06:39 PM
jess2416's Avatar
jess2416 jess2416 is offline
Who woulda thought <3
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 22,553
Default

I have had Chloe on adult food since she was 4-5 months old...Innova Adult (all lifestages)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-13-2006, 07:19 PM
ca_dao ca_dao is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 69
Default

They're both Chi-mix. And I've tried almost all brands of kibbles out there.
__________________
Little Missy & Mocha
[/QUOTE]
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-13-2006, 07:20 PM
Saje Saje is offline
Island dweller
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 23,932
Default

You could have them on a good quality all lifestages kibble all their lives if you want.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-13-2006, 07:42 PM
Mordy's Avatar
Mordy Mordy is offline
Quigleyfied
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,868
Default

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.
__________________
Sabine Contreras
- Canine Care
- Nutrition Consulting
- Product Research

I've been frosted!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-13-2006, 07:56 PM
PoodleMommy PoodleMommy is offline
Yorkie Love
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,443
Default

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
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site