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Another good question..when to switch

Discussion in 'Doberman Talk and Discussions' started by Minionmama, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Minionmama

    Minionmama Member

    I know we all feed our dogs different food and in different ways. My girl is on Orijen large breed puppy. She is 8 1/2 months old. She weighs about 60lbs and looks good. What age dog you switch to an adult dry food? 20180728_164409.jpg

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  2. NikiL02

    NikiL02 Formerly Nlr02 $ Forum Donor $

    Wait until she's full grown or switch or an all life stages whenever you want.
  3. Minionmama

    Minionmama Member

    By full grown do you mean 2-3 years? Or just until her weight has leveled out?
  4. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Wow she looks great! I agree with moving to all life stages, but I'd say do it now. We switched from puppy food at 5-6 months. Large breed puppy growth should be slow and puppy food is very rich (causing faster growth).
  5. Antman408

    Antman408 $ Premium Subscriber $ $ Forum Donor $

    You have a really nice kitchen and I like your floors.

    I’d switch to an all life states kibble if I were jew.

    Or switch to raw.
  6. Rits

    Rits Admin Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Orijen is all life stages so you could switch whenever.
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    WILD ACE Member

    I know when we got our boy 10 weeks we struggled with tummy problems and mushy poops by 4 - 5 months we took him of puppy and he has been good ever since.
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  8. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    We always feed all life stages, puppy and large breed is to high in protein and is actually not good for doberman puppies. Dobermans are not a large breed dog.
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  9. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Of course I'm going to say switch to a Raw Diet!! :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: :thumbsup:
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  10. Firestar Dobe

    Firestar Dobe $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I agree, our girls have only been fed All Life Stages due to the high amount of protein in puppy food. Too much protein can cause knuckling as well as other issues.
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  11. NikiL02

    NikiL02 Formerly Nlr02 $ Forum Donor $

    When her height stops.

    You can switch it an all life stages right now.
  12. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    She mentions about Protein at about 2:36

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  13. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    This explains why treat bags always say to have water available and I notice that Kaiser always drinks water after he's had a lot of training treats or a bully stick.
  14. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I agree that you can start the switch any time now. I doubt there's a big difference between the puppy formula and ALS so you could buy a bag of the ALS when you have about a half a bag of the puppy food left and gradually switch over.

    She looks great!
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  15. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

  16. Minionmama

    Minionmama Member

    So is it high protein or high calcium that's a problem with puppies? I'm searching for a new food and thought I'd found o e it's all life stages but is 38% protein. My girl is 10 months now.

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