As a breeder I have many ages of dogs…. from puppies to adults. So, my question is this…. Should I choose an All Life Stages dog food for all, or, do I feed a specific puppy mix and adult food? Im not convinced that all life stages has what developing puppies need to strive. I find my dogs thrive better on the sea food mixes…. any suggestions or thoughts on this? Note: for all my newborns up to when they go to new homes, I do feed a puppy chow. My customers do look to me for suggestions on what to feed the pup and for how long to keep the pup on puppy food…..
Hi Kathy H-
It is my understanding that puppy and all life stages foods have the same requirements. And, many on this site state that it is fine to feed a dog of any age either. However, it is not OK to feed a puppy adult food until they are full grown.
Check out this link for more information: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/frequently-asked-questions/aafco-nutrient-profiles/.
Do you breed small or large dogs? There are certain calcium requirements for large breed puppies: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-large-breed-puppy-food/.
ALS foods have to meet the standards for growth and lactation. Maintenance has lower standards.
Are you saying your puppies go home with a puppy food or the actual Puppy Chow brand?
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