Switch Your Dog food To Professional Dog food

Switch Your Dog food To Professional Dog food

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At some point, you have to change your dog’s regular food and start feeding him something else or some other food. It may be due to changes in age, activity levels, health, and more. Now, the major question here is, ‘What’s the best way to switch dog food, though?’ 

Well, the answer to that question is – ‘Slowly’. A gradual transition to a new food helps your pet get habitual to it and it also helps in avoiding stomach upset. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how and when to switch your dog’s food to professional dog food.

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Table of Contents

  1. High activity level
  2. Weight management
  3. Small breeds
  4. Large breed puppies

1. High activity level

This is the major reason why we need to switch our Pet’s diet.

Dogs who participate in circus shows and other responder jobs may need a better formula to support those daily activities. They require different kinds of dog food. These dog foods often have higher levels of protein, calories, and other vitamins and minerals. At some age when dogs retire from these tiering activities, they may need to start eating a lower-calorie food to avoid unwanted weight gain, which hugely impacts their health.

So, activity level is an important factor while considering your dog’s day-to-day meal intake.

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2. Weight management

Weight Is also a major factor in determining when to switch your dog’s diet and what to give him to maintain his optimum weight. 

If your dog is not in his ideal body weight, your vet may recommend a professional dog food that best fits your dog’s requirements. Not every weight change needs to be paid attention to through a change in the food. Sometimes all you need to do is feed more or less of the current food. Your vet can help you determine what’s best for your dog to keep him at an optimum weight.

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3. Small breeds

Switching to adult food coincides with maturity, but due to the large variety of breeds, different dogs mature at different rates. Smaller breeds tend to mature faster than larger breeds. We can categorize small breeds on the basis of their weight-

  1. Dogs weighing 30 pounds mature around 10 to 12 months of age.
  2. Some small breeds can mature around seven to nine months old.
  3. Medium breeds, weighing 80 pounds, mature somewhat between 12 to 16 months

Small breeds need adult professional food early as compared to big/large breeds. But their overall intake is still low because of their small body sizes. You may consult a vet to know what’s best for your pup and his health

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4. Large breed puppies

Obviously, large breeds require more food to meet their daily requirement of protein, carbohydrates, and other vitamins and minerals. This in turn increases the amount of daily food intake. But these breeds take a Lil bit more time to reach their maturity age so you can feed them basic puppy food till around 1.5 years of their life, that you slowly need to change their diet to professional dog food, so as to keep them healthy and fit. Large breeds too can be divided into categories according to their weight-

  1.  Large breeds take about 12, 13, or even 14 months to reach maturity age.
  2.  Giant breed dogs ( say over 80 pounds) might take somewhat around two years to reach maturity.

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