Question from Tracie J Thorne
How old does a pupy have to be before moving them onto adult food and not the PUPPY variety?
Answer from Shanika Winters (Online Vet)
Hi Tracie, thank you for your question regarding the age at which it is best to change a dog from puppy food over to adult dog food.
I will start by discussing a little about pet food and then tie this in with each stage of a pet’s life and its nutritional requirements.
Your pet dog needs a balanced diet to provide its body with all the ingredients (nutrients) to keep it functioning. The basic food components are Protein, Carbohydrate, Fat, Vitamins and Minerals. Your dog also needs to have fresh water to drink. Pet food that you buy can provide some or in the case of complete diets all the nutrients your pet needs to maintain a healthy body.
Dog food is available in many forms including: tinned, pouches, trays, semi moist and dry nuggets. Which exact form of dog food you choose is a personal choice but may be influenced by how fussy an eater your dog is and the advice of your vet….