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Old 05-11-2016, 09:54 PM
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Should I switch my dogs food?

Hello, when my lab was a pup i naturally took her to the vet and we were discussing food options. I told the vet I was feeding her 4health grain free puppy forumla and she said thay was great but recommend that i switch her to 4healths Large breed forumla as we both assumed shes be a larger lab as she was a big pup. Buuut shes a year old and 55lbs. So im wondering if I should switch her from large breed to another forumla 4 health offers, or does it not matter?
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She falls into the large breed size of between 50 and 100 lb.'s.
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I know a lot of people feed their dog puppy food well after a year or two, so it seems like it's something more up to you. Vets usually cover nutrition very briefly as far as I know. You could try phasing some of the adult large breed food in and see how your dog does on it. If her stool softens and gets larger you may want to go back to the puppy food or try another brand, I'd say.
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oop's did you mean from large breed to regular or from puppy to regular?
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I'd follow your vet's advice.

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I'd follow your vet's advice.
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oop's did you mean from large breed to regular or from puppy to regular?
I meant from large breed to regular.

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I meant from large breed to regular.

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I would stay with the lg breed since she is over 50 lbs. The regular probably has to much mineral content for a large breed. This explains why you need to feed lg breed for puppies so I would think it applies to adult dogs also.
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