Puppy Food vs. Adult Dog Food
What happens if you feed your puppy adult dog food? As highlighted above, a puppy has specific requirements to ensure that it develops and grows into a healthy adult dog. To ingest the correct amounts of protein, carbs, vitamins and minerals, a puppy needs to eat more of the adult preparation.
Puppies can only take so much food at a time as they have small tummies, and overfeeding can give them an upset stomach. To avoid stunting their growth and giving them the best possible start, food specially formulated for a puppy is therefore regarded as the best option.
Likewise, if you feed an adult dog puppy food, the higher caloric content can lead to weight gain, which is unhealthy for all dogs, creating breathing problems and putting additional, unwanted stress on their joints. So, it really is as simple as feeding your puppy ‘puppy’ food and your fully-matured dog ‘adult’ dog food.