So I'm curious if you guys have thoughts on feeding a food that is touted as appropriate for "all life stages" to a puppy?
Our Stanley (2 years old) is on one of these foods - Natural Balance. We recently brought home Charlotte (11 weeks old now) and she's eating the food she was eating at the breeder (Eukanuba puppy). I had wanted her to eat the same food as Stanley for convenience sake. I asked the vet how he felt about not feeding her a food that was specifically "puppy" food and he really felt that puppies need different nutrients than adult dogs. But my vet's philosophies on canine nutrition tend to be old school.
Also, Natural Balance for example, does not offer a puppy food but I've noticed other brands (such as Merrick, Fromm) that are also supposed to be for all life stage DO offer puppy foods in their line. Why do they do that if their food is for all life stages? I'm guessing that's for marketing purposes more than anything else.