Nutrition for 10 month old puppies
Extra-small and mini breed dogs will be nearing their adult stage by 10 months old, whereas larger dogs still have a while to go. All dogs at this point need nutritional support for their joints, particularly maxi and giant dogs, as their muscles will be filling out and exerting pressure on their skeleton. Glucosamine and chondroitin are two important nutrients; these help to nourish the cartilage and the fluid that helps with normal joint function. Without these, growing puppies can end up suffering with joint problems later in life.
Adult dogs and nutrition
As an adult, your dog will need a carefully balanced diet to avoid gaining weight. It’s estimated over a quarter of all adult dogs are obese, and this can place undue pressure on bones, joints and organs, reducing your dog’s quality of life. If you’ve given your puppy the right, nutritionally balanced food through those critical early months, while following recommended feeding amounts, by the time it reaches adulthood it should be a healthy and happy dog.
If you are unsure on how best to feed your puppy to ensure they are given the best nutrition for their age and lifestyle, speak to your veterinarian who will be able to offer recommendations.