Introducing the First Formulas
Specifically for Young Adult Dogs
In a dog’s life, the “teen” or “Young Adult” timeframe occurs between 6 months to 2 years of age. In addition to age, certain indicators or behaviors may also tell you whether your dog is in this growth stage between puppy and adult. See if you can spot the Young Adult. Roll over the images to learn more.
ADULT TEETHThose sharp puppy teeth should be making way for permanent adult teeth now—but he still needs to gnaw on chew toys.
POTTY TRAINEDEven if your dog is potty trained by now, he might regress in this area—it’s a normal part of growing up.
SPAYED/NEUTEREDThis milestone event typically
signifies the transition into a
Young Adult dog.
BIG BUT NOT FULL-GROWNYoung Adults have reached approximately 80% of their adult height, 50% of their adult weight.
ASSERTING INDEPENDENCEYou may notice other adult dogs treat your Young Adult dog more like an adult than a puppy. She’s finding her place in the pack, a process that can get rough.
SPIKING ENERGY LEVELSYour dog may have those moments of bouncing off walls and testing boundaries.
Does this look and sound familiar?
You just might have a Young Adult dog on your hands. Did you know Young Adult dogs have distinct nutritional needs? What you feed your dog now will impact his health now and in the future. Find Out Why Nutrition Matters