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    Ok so my question is when did you guys stop feeding puppy food. Brutus is almost 9mos. I could ask the vet but he already thinks I am crazy with the gazillion question I ask him. Also, I am feeding him Iams Puppy right now with no issues. Do you think I should give him Iams adult when ready or something else.

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    Before I switched my guys to raw they were on an "all life stages" kibble meaning there is no adult or puppy formula. But in general I would say between 6 & 12 months is appropriate for the switch. As far as Iams I know it isn't all that great in terms of quality but I guess if it ain't broke don't fix it??

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    We switched Brie at 7 months. We were using Eukanuba puppy growth from 8 weeks to about 4 months. Then switch to a from puppy gold. At 7 mos we switched her to the Fromm 4 star line. I think if he is doing well on Iams and you are satisfied w it, or don't want to switch to a higher grade thn y nor keep him on it. Especially if he is growing, no allergies, is healthy, coat n eyes looking good etc..
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    I never fed Ace puppy food. I started out with an all life stages style of kibble and even though I have changed brands, I never used a designated puppy feed.
    And for now I am sold on Whole Earth Farms kibble as his base kibble it is made by Merrick's which I mix with either another Merrick's brand or Fromm's. In about a 70 to 30 or 80 to 20 mix. And 90% of the time I add some sort of topper to the kibble. He eats like a horse, I feed him twice a day once in the morning before work and then in the evening. The morning feeding is about one third of what he gets in the evening when his appetite is off the chain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    Before I switched my guys to raw they were on an "all life stages" kibble meaning there is no adult or puppy formula. But in general I would say between 6 & 12 months is appropriate for the switch. As far as Iams I know it isn't all that great in terms of quality but I guess if it ain't broke don't fix it??
    Maybe I should switch if it isn't what you think he should be on? I want the best for my baby. I don't think he needs raw as he doesn't seem to have any allergies but maybe grain free? I have read alot on here that seems to be the way to go with bulldogs.

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    Yes go grain free. It is the best for your pup. Most here uses Fromm, Blue Buffalo, NVI. Try to stay away from Chicken as the main protein. Do a slow transition. I used Fromm no grain all stages for Fergus we alternate between beef fritata and pork and peas. But it is generally accepted that you should switch between 6-9 months from puppy food to adult or all stages.

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    Ok grain free it is. I am going online now to see where I can get Fromm in my area. Thanks!

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    6 to 7 months is a good time to start the switch. As others have said do a slow transition and go grain free if you can. We are planning on starting to Switch Harlea at around 6.5 months to Fromms pork and peas which is what my ridgeback is eating.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Ok grain free it is. I am going online now to see where I can get Fromm in my area. Thanks!
    You will notice a huge difference when you find the right food and go grain free. Less since they can process more of the good food, less gas and not as stinky , skin/ fur will look better.

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    It seems i cannot find fromms in my area. How do you guys feel about blue buffalo? I am trying to research it to see if it is grain free. I found a lamb and brown rice formula. But that means it has grain in it. Ugghhh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    It seems i cannot find fromms in my area. How do you guys feel about blue buffalo? I am trying to research it to see if it is grain free. I found a lamb and brown rice formula. But that means it has grain in it. Ugghhh.
    You can buy Fromm from Petflow http://www.petflow.com/product/fromm/pork-peas-recipe have free shipping there is a coupon thru EBN. Many here also feed blue buffalo wilderness they have beef, venison and salmon formula. Remember slow transition and it can take a month for the old food to work out of the system.

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    You may be able to buy Fromm online. I have two new babies and have been feeding them Four Star grain free Beef Frittata from Fromm per this website. They are great with it. The only thing I would caution is that you give them enough of it. The feeding schedule is for adult dogs and puppies, nursing mothers, etc...need a bit more, usually twice what they recommend. I found this out the hard way when my pups were not gaining enough weight (per the charts) and I could see their ribs. I felt terrible when I found out I wasn't feeding them enough! I now give them 1 cup three times a day.

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