How a puppy is fed is critical for future health. Puppy food must supply all of the energy and nutrients required for maintenance as well as cater for their rapid growth and development. Compared to adult dogs, puppies have higher requirements for energy, fat, protein, fatty acids such as DHA as well as vitamins and minerals. It’s important that a puppy receives the right balance of these nutrients to ensure proper development.Large breedpuppies need a puppy diet that differs from those of small and medium breed puppies, so be sure to choose the right puppy food for your puppy’s breed and size.
A nutritionally complete and balanced diet specifically formulated for puppies must be fed until adulthood. One of the most common causes of nutritional issues when feeding a puppy is switching to an adult diet before the puppy is fully mature.
The puppy food feeding guide should be used as the starting point. The puppy’s health and body condition should be monitored to enable any necessary feeding adjustments to be made.
To ensure your puppy receives the complete and balanced nutrition they require for healthy growth and development, chooseNUTRO™WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™puppy diets.
What not to feed your puppy?
During the growth phase, a puppy undergoes enormous development. Puppies may show signs offood sensitivityas their digestive and immune systems are still developing. Symptoms of food sensitivity include sensitive skin, generalised itchiness as well as gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea. If you suspect your puppy has a food sensitivity, we advise a visit to your vet for a health check as well as a review your puppy’s diet.
NUTRO™ WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ Puppy Foods contain farm-raised chicken and rice, in a recipe that is highly digestible andmade with Omega 3 fatty acids like DHA for healthy puppy growth and development plus vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
When to feed your puppy?
Puppies should be fed multiple small meals spread throughout the day as their stomach capacity is small. Our puppy feeding guidelines suggest a puppy should have their food allowance divided into four or five meals a day until they are 10 weeks of age. This is to help allow them to take in enough food for growth. After 10 weeks, meal frequency can be gradually reduced from 4 to 3 meals per day. After six months of age, they can be fed one or two meals per day. Always ensure there is access to a continual supply of fresh, clean drinking water.