December 14, 2017

At What Age Should Dogs Start Eating Dog Food & Stop W/the Puppy Food?

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I’ve read the back of dog food bags & it mostly depends on the weight of the dog. But I’ve heard different things some say 2 years others say 1 year. I heard on the news after 6 months because the puppy food makes them gain a lot of weight. Who is correct? Thanks!

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  1. China says:

    I would say 6mo to 1 year for a small breed such as a chi, pom, etc. But 1 to 2years for a large breed because they continue to grow longer. Large breeds still grow for 2+ years. While small breeds are fully grown by 1year.

  2. `*•.(`*•.? Brandy ?.•*´).•*` says:

    For most dogs you should stop giving puppy food around a year old, this is because most dogs are done growing by the time they are a year or at least their heavy growing. I believe in smaller breeds that you stop a little earlier though, because they stop growing earlier. Large and extra large breeds however, I don’t think you ever give them puppy food if I remember right. There’s something in puppy food that isn’t good for the rapid and large growth of Great Danes, Mastiffs, and Irish Wolfhounds. - Dogs