<iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-PK9D66" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden" title="gtm-frame"></iframe>When to change from puppy to adult food | Agria Pet Insurance
03330 30 10 00
Get a quote
My AccountGet a quote
Get a quote

Back to Guides and advice

When to change from puppy to adult food

As your puppy reaches their fifth month, it's very important to feed them the right diet. Make sure you change their food at the right time.

Whether they're a miniature breed who finishes the majority of growing at six months, or a giant breed who still has a lot of growing to do, your puppy is still going through important developmental changes that require the correct balance of nutrients.

When should I change my dog's food?

Depending on the food you feed, you may be able to start progressing onto adult food, however, always check with your food manufacturer for the best advice as all brands differ. Continue to take your puppy to your local veterinary practice for regular weigh-ins as overweight puppies tend to grow into overweight adults, when excess weight becomes far more difficult to shift.

Ensure you feed your dog to keep them in a lean, healthy condition. If you find your dog finishes his food very quickly and still appears hungry after, try feeding in a slow feeder, slow bowl or food rewarding toy. Encouraging dogs to slow down as they eat improves mental stimulation and can help to feel them satisfied for longer.  

Our friends at Natures Menu have some delicious choices for your teenage dog - you can find them here!

Thank you to Natures Menu for contributing this article. To find out more about their puppy and dog food, click here.

Previous article

Things for your puppy to chew

Next article

Puppy teenage training

Related guides and advice

Follow us

  • Cookie policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • UK tax policy
  • Terms and conditions
  • Modern slavery statement

For UK customers:
Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 04258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria Försäkring.

For Jersey customers:
Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). Ref: 0001498. Registered office: As detailed above.

For Guernsey customers:
Clegg Gifford Channel Islands Limited is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Ref: 2722221. Registered office: Admiral House, Place Du Commerce, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2AT.

© 2024 Agria Pet Insurance Ltd. All Rights Reserved.