What is meant by life stage nutrition? - Haines Road Animal Hospital

Life stage nutrition is a critical topic. There are three different stages that your dog can be in—puppy, adult, or senior. And you must buy food based on that stage, just because the nutrients and the calories that they need are very different at each stage.

What is meant by life stage nutrition? - Advanced Animal Care

Right, so that's going to be where if you've got a puppy, you want to make sure that you're feeding puppy food. If you've got a pet who is a year or older, then you want to feed it adult food, and then we start that whole geriatric classification around seven or eight years of age, you’ll go with the senior food. Some of our older pets have issues with maintaining weight or keeping weight on, and so you'll see some senior pet diets out there for when they reach that seven or eight-year-old mark.

What is meant by life stage nutrition? - Animal Hospital of Statesville

If you have a senior dog, your nutritional needs may differ from when you have a puppy. The sporting or the hunting dogs may do better on a diet different from maintenance nutrition meant for dogs that aren't as active. It depends on the breed, but we generally start recommending senior dog food from 7 to 9 years of age and puppy food from 8 to 14 months.