First off— all dogs of any breed and size should be on puppy food for one whole year. After 12 months you should switch.Jetta is 5 months weighing in at 45 pounds - looking good - feeding her Purina pro plan chicken/rice - thinking of switching over to adult formula at 6 moths - thoughts?
Can't bring myself to 'like' that reply. I've had Dobes most of the time since 1959--that pretty much predates any kind of puppy food that would be suitable for a large breed puppy. None of the breeders of anything bigger than about a Springer Spaniel back in the day, fed puppy food. Encouraged growth too fast for bigger dogs. So puppies got fed adult food when they were beyond home made gruel to supplement their mothers milk supply.First off— all dogs of any breed and size should be on puppy food for one whole year. After 12 months you should switch.
Secondly— you may run into problems feeding a chicken food, it’s a very common allergen in dogs especially with how they are raised and massed produced now a days.
Thirdly— make sure you are feeding a large breed kibble. This makes sure they are receiving the proper amount of nutrients and minerals needed to grow their big bones.
mans fourthly— we’re not a a fan of Purina. It contains a lot of fillers, usually corn, and poor quality ingredients!
hope this helps.
-Pet Store Supervisor.