|PUPPY FOOD in NO particular order:|
A high-quality PUPPY FOOD is recommended for puppies until they reach the age of 12 months. Combined with a “topper” of equal quality will make the perfect puppy food.
Buy size appropriate food, as a miniature dog of only a few pounds will need a very small sized kibble. Puppy food is marked specifically for different sizes and have the proper feeding amounts on their bag.
WHAT COMMERCIAL PUPPY FOOD SHOULD NOT HAVE IN IT:
Usually the cheaper “grocery store” foods contain most of the unwanted and uneccessary ingredients listed above.
High quality, healthy puppy food should list on the ingredients foods you can pronounce and that are familiar to our own diets. Check your labels carefully.
Puppies benefit from a consistent feeding time of day and diet. For example, three small meals a day, or two larger meals split between the morning and evening. As your puppy grows you will need to adjust the daily amount given, according to their weight.
Proper health will begin when you bring your puppy home and deciding which food to start them on will affect the rest of their lives. Whether they build up a healthy immune system and are allergy free from puppy hood or become constantly sick due to improper diets is totally up to us.
ORIJEN PUPPY 80/20 DRY DOG FOOD
made by CHAMPION PET FOODS
ORIJEN comes in regular size kibble and also the best large breed puppy food available today.
RECOMMENDED AND CHOSEN AS MY # 1 BEST PUPPY FOOD BECAUSE:
By nature, puppies are carnivores – they thrive on a varied diet of meats with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses. Biologically adapted to process proteins as an energy source, puppies need animal protein for healthy growth and building strong organs, skin and coat. ORIJEN is biologically appropriate for all breeds and sizes.
High in protein and low in carbohydrate, ORIJEN has a grain-free formula that replicates the same rich and diverse balance of meats, fruits, vegetables and grasses that puppies and young dogs would encounter in a wilderness setting.
Made with the highest inclusions of fresh grain-fed chicken and turkey, wild-caught northern whitefish, fresh whole eggs and salmon. Orijen is bursting with the protein-packed, veterinary-inspected meats (minimum 75%) that form a Biologically Appropriate diet, without any of the grains or carbohydrates that are inappropriate for your puppy.
In place of grains, Orijen Puppy contains a full compliment of regional fruits and vegetables including sweet and russet potatoes, black currants and sunflower from the prairie farms, apples and cranberries from the interior orchards, and sea vegetables from the pacific tidal range. While providing limited carbohydrate, these fruits and vegetables supply vitamins, macro and micro minerals and important protector nutrients in a natural, bioavailable form.
Fresh, unrendered chicken and fish oils provide a superior source of essential fatty acids that dogs cannot produce themselves (including DHA and EPA) and nutritionally support the development of cell membranes and immune systems as well as vibrant skin and hair coat, – your puppy’s outer symbol of health and vitality.
Bridging the gap between good nutrition and total physical well-being, Orijen Puppy contains veterinarian selected botanicals that include psyllium and chicory root, dandelion, sweet fennel and peppermint leaf – all of which replicate the natural canine diet and help to soothe, nourish and tone the digestive tract, strengthen the liver and control insulin levels
ARTEMIS PUPPY FOOD – OSOPURE or FRESH MIX PUPPY FOOD
WHY IT IS RECOMMENDED:
WHY I AM RECOMMENDING Blue Buffalo Puppy Food:
All BLUE dry puppy foods feature real chicken or fish as the first ingredient.
They use whole grains, garden veggies and fruit, plus we add our exclusive LifeSource® Bits, a precise blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help support your puppy’s life stage requirements.
Importantly, our foods contain:
ADDICTION GRAIN FREE PUPPY FOOD made by Addiction Foods in New Zealand
Reasons for recommending ADDICTION PUPPY FOOD
Utilizes an innovative range of hypoallergenic protein sources (Venison, Lamb or Salmon) to prevent allergies and promote wellness and vitality in puppies.
Free from harmful additives and made in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and USA exclusively from Premium Proteins and Game Meats known for their nutritional and hypoallergenic properties
Enlightened by the belief that pet food should be natural and free from harmful additives, the Addiction range uses only natural, wholesome, highest quality ingredients packed with nutritional benefits to enhance health and well-being.
It contains no artificial preservatives, flavors, fillers or by-products commonly found in many of today’s pet foods and even human foods. The result is food as close as possible to what nature intended your dog to eat.
I RECOMMEND NOW! because:
PETCUREAN NOW! GRAIN FREE PUPPY FOOD is gently coated with natural digestive enzymes and utilizes only fresh, hormone free, deboned meats, coconut and vegetable oils, farm fresh fruits and vegetables, anti-oxidant rich berries, prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes. NOW! pet foods are formulated without meat meals, by-product meals, or animal fats and contains a safe moderate protein level, 26%, which is similar to the protein level found in a raw food diet, so it is safe for growing puppies.
NOW! Uses only 100% fresh meat. It is the only food on the market using no meat meal.
ORGANIX PUPPY FOOD made by Castor and Pollux
Castor & Pollux uses Organic Free-Range Chicken meat as their #1 ingredient, assuring you and your puppy that each chicken was fed a certified organic diet with no pesticides, no antibiotics, no growth hormones and no bio-engineering.
ORGANIX PUPPY FOOD also contains:
Wellness Super5Mix dog food formulas have:
Fruit & Veggie Antioxidant Rainbow – a proactive step in your pet’s nutrition
Omega 3 & 6 Mix – essential fatty acids for cellular function and healthy skin at guaranteed levels.
Botanical Blend – nature’s best ingredients each with their own nutritional properties.
Essential Vitamins & Minerals – designed for cellular health, immunity and disease resistance.
ActiCoat with Live Active Probiotics – added after the cooking process to promote a healthy intestinal tract and overall digestive health at guaranteed levels.
MANUFACTURED BY FROMM FAMILY
Available in Regular and Large Breed Formulas
Gold Nutritionals® are prepared with fresh, human grade USDA-inspected duck, chicken and lamb or liver combined with fresh whole eggs and real Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
Each recipe is made with salmon oil for a healthy coat and probiotics to help aid digestion.
They have omitted common allergens such as corn, wheat, & beet pulp – instead using oatmeal, pearled barley, brown rice, and potatoes.
Formulated with 100% natural ingredients and contain absolutely no artificial flavors or colors.
Reasons for recommending Puppy Gold Nutrtionals:
Made and Sourced in the USA – NOTHING FROM CHINA
Original Oven-Baked Kibble Puppy & Adult Canine Formula
This is The Original, Natural, Oven-Baked Puppy and Adult Canine Formula.