• Ziva is approaching her 1-year birthday. So I am doing a bit of research about switching her food from puppy to adult food but have a few questions. Currently, she is eating Purina Pro Plan - Focus Puppy - Lamb & Rice Formula, and per our last vet visit in March it was indicated we should start working on moving her to adult food. However, per the Purina.com website (https://www.purina.com/dogs/dog-breeds/siberian-husky), it states; "Because Huskies take more time to mature than smaller dogs, they may need puppy food for up to 2 years." So, I am a bit conflicted for what to do next for her. I have been investigating the Purina website, and have the following plan I wanted to propose and see what our trusted vet thought about it. 12 months - 24 months: Purina Pro Plan - Sport All Life Stages - Performance 30/20 - Salmon & Rice Formula I am thinking about this as the next stage because when Ziva is really excited about going on extra long walks or has a particularity long day at the dog park she seems a bit tired (sometimes not wanting to finish the walk). I feel that the sports blend should help promote muscle development, endurance, and bone/joint health for these longer excursions, especially during her transition year. 24 months forward: I am torn between two choices here. 1) Purina Pro Plan - Sport All Life Stages - Active 26/16 Formula For All Life Stages 2) Purina Pro Plan - Savor Grain Free Adult Shredded Blend - Turkey, Duck & Quail Formula Option 1 to keep her muscles and endurance up (though she does not perform in competitive athletics), or option 2 for the all-around health (including bone/joint), flavor, and variety she seems to really like in her treats. So all that said, the question is should I skip the interim stage for the next year noted in my plan above and simply move to an adult blend? And if I simply move to an adult blend, would the Sport or Savior line be better for her? Thanks.

    Hi Bryon,
    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about this question. The food that will be best for Ziva will depend on a few different factors including her age and breed but also her size, the amount of exercise she gets, and her overall health. Your vet knows her medical history and will be able to give you the best advice about this.


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