|Barked: Thu Feb 25, '10 7:25am PST |
|To answer your question:
Puppy food will not HURT your adult dog. However, it is often higher in fat and can lead to obesity if fed to an adult dog over an extended period of time. You would have to decrease how much you fed your adult dog to make up the caloric difference.
Adult food will not HURT your puppy. However, puppy foods are formulated to meet the needs of a growing puppy, and they may not get all of their preferred nutritional benefits from eating an adult food.
The guide dog school I raise for puts all of our puppies (labs, goldens, etc) on adult food at the age of 4 months, and they do just fine, so maybe it really doesn't make that much of a difference.
My personal recommendation to you would also be to get an all life stages food. These foods are formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of all dogs, whether they are growing puppies, athletic adults, or aging seniors.
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