07-25-2012, 05:35 PM
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Depending on the brand, some packaging will say things like, "Up to 18 Months," or, "One to Ten Years." For me, I typically move my dog off of puppy food once he/she has hit a growth plateau and reached mature size.
Puppy food is incredibly rich and loaded with calories. Growing dogs (like children) require extra nutrition while they're growing, but once they're done they don't need all the extras. Switching to adult dog food helps your dog to maintain a healthy body weight.
As Sam314159 said, her vet had her switch to adult food because Rocco was getting a little...plump.