Adult dog food vs Senior dog food: When to make the change
When your dog reaches new milestones, their needs change. Your dog is generally considered an adult from 12 months old. From this point we don’t recommend that owners feed puppy food to your adult dog. Instead, they need a food that will support their dietary requirements as an adult.
Our wide range of adult food is here to support your dog. With something for every breed, as well as working dogs, and a food for overweight dogs, you can find your pet food online with Burgess Pet Care.
Once your dog reaches 7 years old, they are generally considered senior. From 7, you’ll notice changes in their behaviour as they begin to slow down. Their greying muzzle is a tell-tale sign they’re entering their senior years. The best senior dog food is a food that will support them as they grow older and ease the effects of aging.
The difference between regular dog food and senior dog food is the ingredients. Good quality mature dog food will have specialist ingredients to support healthy joints, their immune system, and aid healthy digestion. Our all-new Burgess Sensitive Senior dry dog food is made without many of the typical ingredients that can cause sensitivities for dogs in their senior years. The recipe also helps to sustain brain health and support older bones and joints. Try today to discover why Max the Border Terrier loves Burgess Sensitive Senior!
Changing your dog’s food suddenly can cause stomach upset or diarrhoea. When transitioning, even between the same brand of dog food, always make sure to do it slowly. Over 7 – 10 days, start to replace more and more of your dog’s adult food with their new senior food, until by the 10th day the portion is entirely their new food.