Moving from puppy to adult food?

Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by Claire-01, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Claire-01

    Claire-01 Registered Users

    Mar 3, 2018
    Chesterfield, UK
    Hi Guys

    I know this question has been raised before but I just wanted a bit of clarity.

    My puppy has just turned 10 months old, is just under 25kg, and continues to steadily gain weight. She had a check up at the vet this week and he said to start putting her onto adult food. But I thought it was a bit too soon as she isn’t even a year old yet, and he said she’s still got a bit of growing to do.

    She’s on Iams puppy food at the minute which recommends up to 12 months old. But then I’ve read that puppies should stay on puppy food till they are maintaining their weight?

  2. Beanwood

    Beanwood Registered Users

    Jan 28, 2014
    12 months is a good guide, it does depend on the individual puppy. If your puppy is nice and slim at 10 months and looks like she needs a bit more growing then another couple months on puppy food will be fine. Conversely, some vets are more concerned regarding weight gain, especially in labradors, and in those dogs which have been neutered. This is why some vets will recommend a transition to adult food slightly earlier.
  3. EmmaHughes

    EmmaHughes Registered Users

    Sep 17, 2017
    Hi Claire, it’s all a bit confusing isn’t it, as long as you feel that your puppy is eating enough then you do what is right for you.
    Lots of advice out there. Each puppy is different, feeding guides are a guide. Maybe stay on Iams for bit longer then change.
    I’m sure someone will suggest something
  4. Saffy/isla

    Saffy/isla Registered Users

    Jun 1, 2018
    Hi, sorry not sure I'm in the right place but as its about puppy food hopefully i am!

    Can anyone advise me on how much protein should my pup be having? I've heard that to high amount is bad?

    Her current kibble food says 30%, is this ok? She's a choc lab of 18 weeks, thanks

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