When to switch to adult dog food

Most vets recommend switching to adult food when puppies are about one year old for small breeds, and two years for large breeds.

PURINA® PRO PLAN® Puppy is specially formulated for puppies and provides all the necessary nutrients they need to grow during this crucial stage of life. However, when your puppy reaches maturity, it's time to transition to the PURINA® PRO PLAN® Adult range, designed to sustain your dog throughout its life.

What is the difference between puppy food and adult dog food?

Puppy food contains higher levels of specific nutrients that support the growth of bones, organs, muscles, and joints in your puppy.

Why is it important to switch from puppy food to adult dog food?

As your puppy becomes an adult, the additional nutrients required for growth are no longer necessary. Instead, a new set of nutrients is needed to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.

How do I make the switch?

When transitioning to adult dog food like PURINA PRO PLAN, allow 7-10 days for the change. Gradually increase the amount of adult dog food and decrease the amount of puppy food in your pup's bowl each day until the transition is complete. This gradual process helps prevent dietary upsets. Keep in mind that individual needs can vary. Feed to maintain an ideal body condition. Minor changes in appetite and occasional digestive upsets are normal for young dogs. If severe upsets persist beyond a day or two, contact your vet.

How often should I feed my puppy as he grows into an adult dog?

In general, feed your puppy twice a day. However, every dog is unique, so consult your vet to determine the appropriate feeding schedule.

How much food is the right amount?

Consult the feeding guidelines on the packaging to determine the appropriate amount of food for your older puppy. The quantity depends on factors such as exercise level, age, and weight. Monitor your puppy's body condition to ensure you're providing the correct amount of food.