When to Switch to Adult Dog Food
Your dog is generally considered an adult from 12 months old, and from this point in their life, they will need to eat adult dog food instead of puppy food. When they reach this milestone, they will need food that supports their dietary requirements as an adult and help maintain a healthy weight.
Whilst puppy food is essential for growth, the additional ingredients in these can cause weight related problems in adult dogs and so is not recommended past 12 months old.
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.
What Is the Ideal Weight For an Adult Dog?
Keeping your dog’s weight under control is key to keeping them happy and healthy. Obesity can lead to a variety of health and wellbeing issues, including diabetes, cardiac disease, and osteoarthritis, a chronic condition that worsens over time.
With so many different breeds, shapes, and sizes of dogs out there, it is impossible to give a one size fits all answer with regard to the ideal weight. It’s good practice to regularly weigh your dog to keep an eye on their size, ensuring you are feeding the recommended amount of their adult dog food. Don’t forget, your vet is always on hand to give you advice about weight management.
Your dog’s body condition is also a good indicator of their weight. The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association’s Dog Size-O-Meter is a handy guideline to check if your dog is too lean, just right, or overweight. If your dog is overweight, seek the advice of your vet on the best way to manage this. They may recommend transitioning your dog onto an adult dog food formulated to support weight loss. Our Burgess Supadog Light in Fat adult dog food is light in fat and contains L-Carnitine to help manage your pet’s weight.