Choosing the simplest food for your growing puppy is critical in making sure they start off on the right path for development. Dog food in Bangalore can provide a nourishing and complete diet ensures your puppy are going to be set up for a happy, healthy life. Here are some tips on what to look for and avoid when choosing the best puppy dog food, what sorts of food to consider, what proportion to feed, and in fact a list of the best ORIJEN® diets for puppies.
What to seem for in puppy food:
There are several factors to think about when choosing the right dog food for your puppy including, but not limited to, ingredient quality and nutrients that are necessary for growth. It’s important to recognize that puppies do not have requirements for specific ingredients, except for the nutrients those ingredients provide. This is often why it is important to look for a food that lists quality ingredients like fresh or raw* meat, poultry or fish within the first few ingredients. Quality animal ingredients provide a greater sort of nutrients, leading to a food that requires less supplementation.
A growing puppy has several dietary needs that differ from an adult dog’s needs, which is why picking a food that’s formulated with puppies in mind is a good idea. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a puppy food:
Energy: Puppies grow fast and thus have an increased requirement for energy or calories. This is often an especially important consideration for puppies under 4 months old, as their requirements could also be as much as twice the adult requirements. Pet Lovers are able to do this by feeding a calorie-dense food. Typically, formulated puppy diets feature a better fat content to provide more calories. By using puppy specific recipes, Pet Lovers don’t have to feed large quantities of food to provide their puppy with the nutrients they need to thrive.
Protein: Protein is pivotal to providing puppies with the building blocks for the event of hair, skin, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Dog foods high in quality animal protein should be desired over people who are high in plant-derived proteins, as animal proteins provide a more complete aminoalkanoic acid profile, making them better quality protein source for puppies. ORIJEN puppy food includes WholePrey ingredients like meat, poultry or fish, organs and bone which are nutritional superfood for dogs.
Calcium and Phosphorous: you’ll be thinking that because a puppy needs more energy and protein, they need to need more minerals. This is often where Pet Lovers often get confused! While it is certainly important that minerals such as calcium and phosphorous are present in the food, it’s equally as important for them to be present at the appropriate levels. Insufficient or too much calcium, additionally to an imbalanced calcium phosphorous ratio, can negatively impact puppy growth. Although most orthopedic and joint problems are inherited, puppies that are fed a food with inappropriate mineral levels have a higher potential of developing these problems as younger animals, and arthritis as older animals.
A note for giant breed puppies: Due to the longer growing period of large breed puppies, their calcium needs are slightly different than small or medium breeds. Foods that are appropriate for giant breed puppies will feature a lower calcium content in order to lower their risk of developing orthopedic and joint problems. It’s important when choosing a food for a large breed puppy that the food has been formulated to be appropriate for their unique needs, and features an AAFCO or FEDIAF statement.
EPA and DHA: omega-3 fatty acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in quality animal ingredients like seafood. Both DHA and EPA are essential for correct neurological development in puppies.
What to avoid:
Our focus once we make ORIJEN dog food is to align as closely to our Biologically Appropriate food philosophy as possible. This suggests formulating recipes based on your dog’s biological needs and what their ancestors ate in the wild. Puppies could also be able to survive off a diet low in quality animal ingredients and high in carbohydrates, but it won’t help them be their best. Puppies thrive off a diet where the distribution of energy comes from quality animal protein balanced with fruit and vegetables, and low carbohydrates.
So, what’s a “bad ingredient” and why should they be avoided? Typically, these ingredients are less costly . samples of these are corn, soy, wheat, or tapioca ingredients.
With ORIJEN food, Pet Lovers are often confident in the food they are feeding their puppy. Our first five ingredients are always quality fresh or raw animal ingredients sourced from suppliers we all know and trust. This includes the foremost nourishing and succulent parts of animals, including meat, poultry or fish, organs and bone. Every ingredient in ORIJEN puppy diets is carefully chosen by our Research & Innovation Team for a puppy’s nutritional benefit, providing them with an entire and balanced diet that meets our Biologically Appropriate food philosophy. Every ingredient plays a task in keeping your puppy happy and healthy!
Best sorts of puppy food and how to feed puppies:
It is easy to become overwhelmed with the choices you need to make regarding your puppy’s health and well-being. Choosing the simplest type of food for your growing puppy is no exception!
It is important to note that every puppy is unique, and therefore the same diet type won’t be the best option for every puppy. Here are some diet options to consider:
Dry kibble (like ORIJEN® Puppy Formula or ORIJEN® Puppy Large Formula)
Wet food (like ORIJEN® Premium Wet petfood Puppy Poultry & Fish Pâté Recipe)
Freeze-dried food (try ORIJEN® Freeze-Dried Food)
Dry kibble is probably the most popular way to provide a complete and balanced diet to a puppy. Kibble is usually more cost effective and convenient, especially for brand spanking new puppy