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At age sould you switch your dog from puppy food to adult food?

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One year!
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We switched our shih tsu a few months after a year because he was not ready and having stomach issues when we tried around a year and the moment we went back to the puppy food he was fine so we waited a few months then did it again and he was fine so it depends on the breed but the high level of protein in the puppy formula is not good for them as they get older so it is important to transition them no later than a year and a half.to small breed formula.
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I would follow the vet recommendation.
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I've seen anywhere between 8 months and 1 year, but most commonly 1 year.

Wellness recommends feeding their Super5Mix for Puppy until 12 months of age.
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Aobut 9 months old.
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10 months until a year old. It's like switching a baby from formula to cow's milk.

You have to make sure you're gradually switching the foods, or you will you upset their tummy's.
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18 months
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My vet said that it's OK to do it soon after a puppy gets all permanent teeth, which usually happens between six and eight month. If you keep your dog on a puppy food too long, he/she may gain too much weight. You should be able to feel your dog's ribs when you rub his sides with your open palms.
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I've always been told at the 1 year mark. The main difference is that puppy food is loaded with vitamins for a growing dog. After you switch to an adult food, make sure you get a healthy food for your dog. This is easily accomplished by looking for "natural" options and dry foods that do not contain "Corn Meal" or any corn products....as corn is just a filler. Most popular food brans such as Pedigree, Eukinoba, etc... have corn feed in them. Its the brands you don't normally hear about that have the best options. Just read the ingredients to find out which ones don't have corn filler.
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We just adopted an almost 1-yr-old miniature dachshund. They told us they were feeding her "Wellness Small Bites" 1/8 c. daily

They were feeding her half of that in the a.m. and half in the p.m.. Can that possibly be enough? She's not active.
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That is sound good and feeding her Wellness Small Bites is a good choice. When she is a year and over make that one cup morning and half cup at evening/night.
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I'm not sure of that type of breed but I know for our shih tsu we usually give 1/3 a cup in the am and pm to keep him on a routine as well a few wellness treats throughout the day and he is fine. 1/8 of a cup seems awfully limited so I would check w/your vet on that it could be we she's not that active because at 1 year they should be extremely active.
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no at least 1/4 cup a day. I recommend asking your veterinarian however because he will know what your little doxie needs
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When you said miniature, how many pounds is she? I feed my toy maltipoo 3x/day but in very small amount-1/4 cup maybe, he's a small eater, but loves to drink water, small at a time.
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After 4 months of age, most experts recommend feeding twice daily, so they've got the timing right.

If they were also feeding her wet food, that might make sense, but if it's just the kibble - unless she's reallllllly inactive and realllllllly tiny - that sounds like it's not enough :(

On the wellness website, it recommends feeding daily as follows:
WEIGHT OF DOG (LBS) --------- CUPS/DAY
2-4 ----------- 1/4 - 1/2
5-8 ----------- 1/2 - 3/4
9-12 ---------- 3/4 - 1
13-16 --------- 1 - 1 1/4
17-20 --------- 1 1/4 - 1 1/2
21-25 --------- 1 1/2 - 1 3/4
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are all ingredients in the dog food made in the USA?

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According to the package yes.
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Is there anything wrong with giving my 70 LB Lab small breed dog food? He loves it and has been a problem eater all his 8 year life. Any negatives t

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Hi there! I would say no! I dont think there is any problem with it at all, usually the difference between "Large" and "Small" breed dog food is the size of kibbles and probably protein and other nutritional percents of the food. As long as he is getting enough of it a day, and he eats it and is doing great. Having a dog that is a problem eater myself, it is important that they get what they need. If you feel that his health is an issue then I would talk to your vet. Otherwise, I think its great!
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