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    Hi,

    Currently in a bit of a pickle here. Pablo is 7 months old today. He weighs somewhere around 60 lbs. We want to slow him down, feeding him 1.5 cups x2 a day. Puppy food, pinkbag fromm.
    They recommended that I consider switching to large breed adult fromm if the goal is to slow him down. My concern is that he needs these nutrients from the puppy formula until he's 1-1.5 years.

    I'm not convinced he doesn't have some olde english in him, along with regular english bully. His dad was a total beefcake, huge, and I think he's on track to be the same.

    Any tips in terms of if this switch should not occur? Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    Transitioning to adult food now is fine. And if he's destined to be a 70 pounder then 1.5 cups per day is probably OK. Just make sure he maintains a waistline.

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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    You think halving his food would be fine? He'll hate me

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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    As Chip stated, you can switch now... use Fromm grain free line - and do 1 cup 2x a day and see if he levels off... if you want a 'filler' for him.. add some green beans.
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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    Lucy is 13 months. We switched her to adult Fromm a couple of weeks ago from using a different brand of food. She gets 1 1/4cups twice a day. She is a smaller 40lb English bulldog. Her papers say olde English, but there is nothing "olde" about her! Lol. She is very trim and full of energy. My husband keeps talking about "fattening her up" but I think she is perfect and so does the vet!

    I would say you are ok to switch, or maybe mix puppy and adult food if you feel better about it.

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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    New Fromm Adult Heartland Gold Grain Free has just arrived. gave him a few nibbles and he loved it. First feeding is tonight, with a nice mix of pup and adult. I'm excited, he is but just doesn't knwo it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thed163 View Post
    New Fromm Adult Heartland Gold Grain Free has just arrived. gave him a few nibbles and he loved it. First feeding is tonight, with a nice mix of pup and adult. I'm excited, he is but just doesn't knwo it yet.
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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    I agree with the others it's fine to switch. Mine was on orijen puppy but had allergies to it so he went to raw at 4months old. There isn't a puppy formula for raw and he's now 8month and 62lbs so I think he's doing ok Some kibble doesn't even come in puppy just "all life stages". Good luck on your switch!


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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    I agree, you can switch now.
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    Default Re: Considering a switch to adult food, 7mos old

    We've switched. He loves his new food... but he loves any food so... But my gf and I both believe he has slowed down over the past month. I am not sure if because of the food or that was just bound to happen, but luckily he's slowed.

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