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Q. Vet advised to put my 10 week old Lab on adult food to slow her growth. She is 15 lbs. Is this advisable?

Answered By
CLAUDIA FIORAVANTI

A. If this has been recommended by your vet, I would follow his instructions provided that this is just temporary and that your puppy is going to be reassessed again soon.

Answered By
ERIN CAREY

A. No. Large breed dogs should stay on puppy food until they are 12 to 18 weeks old. However, they should be kept on the thin side to prevent orthopedic issues and promote a reasonable rate of growth.


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