When Should You Switch Your Puppy to Adult Food?

My puppy is transitioning to adult food. She is a 15 month old Labrador Retriever. Based on different articles and vet advice I’m now making the switch. Great article below for guidance. Also worth checking with your vet as each breed and size dog can be different and your vet can give you an idea if bone growth is done.

It’s a good idea to introduce new food gradually to avoid any chance of an upset stomach. Mixing the new food  into the old food and building up the amount gradually over 5 days is an easy way to do it. As always, consult your vet with any questions.

Day 1 – Mix 20% of new food with 80% of the old

Day 2 – Mix 40% of the new food with 60% of the old

Day 3 – Mix 60% of new food with 40% of the old

Day 4 – Mix 80% of the new food with 20% of the old

Day 5 – Mix 100% new food! Done!

Pet MD Article

How to transition your dog to a new food

Pet MD Article

When should you switch your puppy to adult food


Day 1 today! How do you introduce a new food to your dog?

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See also Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

Favorite Dog Product

Vetericyn Wound & Skin Care

This is a great product to keep on hand. Over 900 great reviews on Amazon as well. I recently went to the vet and was pleasantly surprised to find out that they recommend this product as well. So great when your own search for a product matches up with a Vet recommendation!  Helpful notes…it’s a spray which makes it a bit easier to get the spot as your dog runs away from you.  It also doesn’t sting on a fresh cut which is good to know. I actually sprayed it on a cut on my own hand to test that out. Keeping the wound moist will help it heal faster.

Have you tried it?

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Favorite Dog Product

Kong Zoom GroomKong Zoom Groom Brush

I have used these for years and they are wonderful for shorter hair dogs like Labrador Retrievers.  Very durable, last for years and also great to use while washing your dog.  Various sizes available and gentle enough for puppies. I tend to shy away from metal type brushes as have had some negative results. I have used these a few times for new puppy gifts and they are always well received.

Kong Zoom Groom Dog Brush

Have you used these?

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Favorite Dog Product

Cough Drop

Cough Drop Spray

Highly recommend this spray if you have a dog that sounds like she has breathing issues sometimes. More importantly please see your vet  as soon as possible if your dog has any type of breathing issues and/or have noticed increase in labored breathing or panting.

I have a 13-year-old dog that went through throat tie back surgery earlier this year because of Laryngeal Paralysis (LP).  I keep two of these bottles in the house for quick access. I use this if she seems to be having trouble breathing or sounds like she is starting to make a regurgitating sound.  I just spray it around her in the air or on the bedding below her head and her breathing  usually returns to normal within a few minutes.  If this doesn’t help her after a few tries then I know it’s possibly more serious and will call the vet if needed.  Knock on wood I haven’t had an issue with her yet.   The first couple of months after surgery I relied on this and probably over used it a bit as I was still getting used to what her “new normal” would be with how she sounds. I use it less now but will always keep on hand. Also great to provide to anyone pet sitting for you so you both have piece of mind. If I take my dog anywhere for an extended time I make sure I have this with me just in case.

Please see the link  above to product &  website for more details. This site also has some wonderful natural products. I’ve also tried their Healthy Shine Shampoo and the Brilliance Coat product and they work great and smell lovely.

If you have a dog with LP that had tie back surgery, I would love to hear any tips you may have with post surgery life with your dog as I know every situation is unique.

Wishing you a lovely day…..