Puppy Nutrition

Start off right by feeding your pet a high quality, well balanced veterinary recommended puppy diet.  We recommend feeding Iams Premium Protection Puppy Diet. This diet was developed by nutritionists and veterinarians to be the optimal diet for your puppy’s nutritional needs. If your puppy is a large or giant breed we recommend Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy Diet. This is similar to the Iams Premium Protection diet but has less protein to slow down growth to ensure proper development.

Key Ingredients:

  • DHA for brain and vision development

  • Two times amount of vitamin E for immune system development

  • FOS and beet pulp for healthy digestion

  • Optimal ratio of fatty acids for skin and coat

  • High protein levels for growth/development

  • No additives or artificial colors

Feeding Tips:

  • It is best to feed your puppy 2-3 times a day at scheduled times.

  • Always feed in the same bowl (stainless steel) in the same place to develop good eating habits.

  • For large breed or deep chested dogs, elevate food bowls to help prevent bloat (see emergency section).

  • Always follow feeding guidelines recommended on the bag.

  • Do not feed table scraps. This will help avoid problems later in life with obesity and bad habits.

  • Always make sure your puppy has access to fresh clean water. You will need to change this often, as puppies tend to play with it.

Number of Meals per Day:

  • Up to 4 months – feed 3 meals per day

  • 4 months and older – feed 2 meals per day

Changing Diets

If you have to switch your puppy’s diet, gradually mix the food over a 7-10 day period until your puppy is fully transitioned to the new diet. This will help to avoid any digestive stress and diarrhea.

  • Day 1:  Feed 75% of old diet, and 25% of new diet.

  • Day 2:  Feed 75% of old diet, and 25% of new diet.

  • Day 3:  Feed 50% of old diet, and 50% of new diet.

  • Day 4:  Feed 50% of old diet, and 50% of new diet.

  • Day 5:  Feed 25% of old diet, and 75% of new diet.

  • Day 6:  Feed 25% of old diet, and 75% of new diet.

  • Day 7:  Feed 100% of new diet.