BEST PUPPY FOOD, How to Choose a Healthy First Food
BEST PUPPY FOODS in NO particular order are::
- ORIJEN PUPPY
- TASTE OF THE WILD PUPPY FOOD
- BLUE LIFE
- ADDICTION GRAIN FREE
- NOW! GRAIN FREE
- WELLNESS SUPER5MIX
- Merrick Grain Free Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food
- CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Dry puppy Food
- NATURES VARIETY PUPPY FOOD
- Wellness CORE Air Dried Grain Free Puppy
- Wellness CORE Grain Free DRY Puppy
BEST PUPPY FOOD has NO pesticides,NO antibiotics,NO growth hormones, NO corn, NO fillers, NO grain , NO Meat Meal, NO Animal Fat
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 best 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.
Usually the cheaper “grocery store” foods contain most of the unwanted and uneccessary ingredients listed above.
High quality, healthy puppy food should list in 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 DRY DOG FOOD
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. Orijen Puppy is above average in protien, giving you pup the perfect start in life.
Orijen is High in protein and low in carbohydrates, and Grain-Free.
- Made with fresh grain-fed chicken and turkey, wild-caught northern whitefish, fresh whole eggs and salmon
- fit for human consumption,
- Nothing from China
- Fresh, local and preservative free ingredients
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.
Artemis Puppy Food is available in Small breed and Regular/Large Breed Puppy dry formulas.
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:
- NO chicken or poultry by-product meals,
- NO cheap fillers,
- NO artificial preservatives
- NO artificial colors
- NO artificial flavors
- NO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY
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
- With Added Probiotics for a Healthy Digestive System
- Fruits and Vegetables High in Antioxidants and Phytonutrients
- NO: Grain, By products, Fillers, Corn, Wheat, Soy, Artificial Colors and Flavorings
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.
- 100% Grain Free
- 100% Render Free (Absolutely no rendered meats or oils)
- No Ethoxquin, BHA or BHT
- Digestive Enzymes Plus Pre & Pro Biotics
- Private, family owned company since 1999
- 80% of ingredients are regionally sourced in Canada by using local, family farmers to reduce long distance vehicle emissions & ensure fresher ingredients. Potatoes originate from Holland.
- Slow, steam cooked at a low temperature and in small batches, the fresh meat is only cooked once, which retains more nutrients, & there are no meat meals.
- Coconut Oil is used, which makes a good Candida formula
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:
- Organic Flaxseed- rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids that contribute to healthy skin and coat
- Organic Barley and Organic Brown Rice- provides soluble and insoluble fiber to help maintain a healthy intestinal tract.
- 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your puppy
- Our organic ingredients are produced without chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, artificial preservatives, added growth hormones or antibiotics.
- No Corn.
- No Wheat.
- No soy
- No meat by-products.
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.
- NO meat by-products,
- NO animal fats
- NO potential allergens like corn,
- NO soy
- NO wheat
- NO artificial colors,
- NO artificial flavorings
- NO preservatives.
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:
- Fresh Wisconsin Duck
- Fresh Hand-Trimmed USDA Chicken
- Fresh Low-Ash Lamb
- Real Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese
- Chicken Cartilage Rich in Natural Glucosamine
- Prebiotics & Probiotics to Aid Digestion
- Optimum Omega Fatty Acids Ratio
- No Corn and No Wheat