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Help! Confused about dog food/puppy food

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    Exclamation Help! Confused about dog food/puppy food

    Hello Everyone!
    So quick thing - we adopted our 5-6 month old puppy this past weekend from a friend at work who had to get rid of him. Come to find they were feeding him adult dog food. Not only that, but a gross one. Anyways, knowing we have to transition in order to feed him a high qaluality food, we are now in another predicament.
    He's a PUPPY. Why is he eating ADULT food? And how do we fix this?! I'm worried that he's not getting proper nutrition.



    Oh😊 he is a pitbull. Roughly 25-30 pounds right now. Thanks for your help.

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    Don't worry about him eating adult dog food, in my opinion it's just a marketing gimmick. Transition him slowly to the food you want him to eat and it should be okay.

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    he should be on puppy food until he's a year old. Its has more vitamins and minerals he needs to grow properly. Transition him slowly, add a handful of new food to the old food to start then increase the new food until its all new food. An excellent puppy food is taste of the wild puppy, they have different flavors to choose from, you can order this if you can't find it locally at chewy.com
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    Hi RemysMom- What Linda said. Also, puppy food has a higher protein content, which is important since puppies are literally little bodybuilders. Hee-hee. It makes sense that a growing puppy needs more protein than an adult dog who is simply maintaining the body they already have. Glad you took this fellow in.

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