They are currently both just over 4 months. One pup is a german sheppard rottweiler mix and the other one is a west highland terrier.
Puppies are usually switched from 3 meals a day to 2 meals a day at 6 months of age. This depends on the individual dog's weight of course. If he needs more food, then he should have it. Some people switch to one meal a day when the pup reaches 1 year of age; however, it's actually better to split up their meals in two. Their stomach will digest two meals easier, and they won't have a tendency to gulp their only meal because they're famished. Another thing is, for the large breeds, pups should be switched over to adult dog food rather than puppy food at about 4 months of age. This lessens the fast growth that commonly results in orthopedic problems later on. Our Edenrock collie puppy was started on ProPlan Puppy, then switched to ProPlan Adult at 4 months, plus plain yogurt non-fat yogurt, and plain non-fat cottage cheese. She's 44 lbs now, with a gorgeous coat, nice muscle tone, and no excess puppy fat.
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