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In case you’re new to my blog I’m a proud rescue dog mom! I have Gatsby, my six-year-old Doxador, and Fitzgeraldine aka Fitzy a 1-year-old Labradane. Fitzy will be two in December and it’s been fun seeing what puppy traits are going to stick with her to adulthood. But as you may have guessed, having two dogs in the house definitely keeps things busy. Diet plays a big part in how my dogs feel and act. Which is why I love Purina® Beneful! With that being said, today I thought I’d share an adult dog survival guide. Along with what to expect from puppyhood to adulthood. And yes, food plays a big part in that!
Adult Dog Survival Guide with Purina Beneful
Adult dogs may not need to eat as much
When Fitzy was a puppy, she got one cup three times a day. After her annual visit in May, the vet said to cut back by a cup. So now she gets half a cup twice a day and a full cup once a day.
Fitzy’s food of choice is Purina® Beneful® Grain Free. It’s healthful, it’s flavorful, and it can be found at your local Target in the dog food aisle.
I’ve talked about Purina Beneful on here before because it’s a brand that’s reliable and believes in filling bowls with real, wholesome ingredients so your dogs can live life to the fullest! Pets (dogs and cats) are Purina®’s passion, safety is their promise, and innovation is their pledge.
In addition to being reliable, Purina® also has 85+ years of research and 500+ scientists. Read more on what guides them at www.purina.com.
Dogs reach physical maturity at age 2
I’ve noticed that Fitzy is leaner, more muscular, and lost most of her puppy fat. It’s been fun seeing her change from rolly polly puppy to a young adult! Likewise, this is also the age you can start jogging with your dog.
Emotional maturity is reached
We did basic training with Fitzy when she was a puppy but if we wanted to do additional training now is the time. Now they’re able to concentrate more and have less puppy energy. We’ve talked about training Fitzy to be a therapy dog!
Take care of those teeth
All puppy teeth are lost so it’s time to start brushing! The more you brush, the less likely your dog will have to be put under anesthesia to have its teeth cleaned.