Pixie is 8 1/2 months old and refuses to eat hard puppy food. She will eat some soft puppy food but the only hard food she will eat is adult food. The Royal Canin chihuahua food says to start feeding that at 8 months but I have often heard to wait until they are a year old. I don't want her missing out on essential puppy nutrition but she really prefers the adult stuff for some reason. What do you think is the best age to switch?
I switched Gizmo over to adult food at 8 1/2 months...I read that Little dogs, such as Chi's mature faster then big dogs, I tend to think it is true because my Gizmo lost his teeth at hyper speed compared to my poodle... and my neighbor has a Lab and he was speaking ot me the other day about how their considered puppies till 1 year and a half or so...
Anyways so I asked my vet and he agreed that 9 months was fine as yes little dogs mature faster...so with that My lil man has been on adult food for almost 3 months
I had to put all the dogs on puppy food ( a nine year old and a six year old as well) because I couldn't keep the food separate. They all like the puppy food better... (no kidding with the amount of calories in it) Everyone's coats look great though