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We recently brought home a 6 month old pup, Bella. She was on puppy food, so I bought a bag of Wellness (the staple around here) puppy food for her. Then it occurred to me--with big boned dogs, like bassets, isn't it best to switch to adult food at 6 months?
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Sharon, I used Purina Puppy Chow for large breed puppies, and I fed Fred this until she was 1 year old. The large breed puppy foods are supposed to give them the additional nutritional requirements they need. That's what my vet recommended, anyway.
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we switched our Pup Django to grown-up food at 6 months and our vet said that it was fine.

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Caper was fed Pro Plan large breed puppy food until she was somewhere between 10 months and a year old (whenever I ran out). She's been on adult food since then.
 

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With mine it depends how fast they're growing. I start them on ProPlan regular puppy food, usually they stay on it till almost a year, but if they're growing fast and getting heavy I'll switch them to adult as early as six months. I also recommmend switching to adult food if the dog shows any signs of leg or joint problems, just as a precaution.
 
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