Puppies grow and develop at a rapid rate, so they need up to twice the nutrition of adult dogs. That's why Purina Puppy Chow Complete and Balanced Puppy Food is specially formulated with the extra nutrition your puppy needs for proper growth and development. High-quality ingredients come together in a complete and balanced diet that helps build, replenish, and repair your puppy's body non-stop.
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) procedures substantiate that Purina Puppy Chow provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages.
Feed to Ideal Body Condition
Underfed: Ribs are highly visible. Increase the amount you are feeding. After two to three weeks, compare again. Adjust until your puppy exhibits ideal body condition.
Ideal: Can feel and see outline of ribs. Puppy has a waist when viewed from above. Belly is tucked up when viewed from the side. Maintain current feeding regimen.
Overfed: Puppy has no waist when viewed from above. Belly is rounded when viewed from the side. Decrease the amount you are feeding. After two to three weeks, compare again. Adjust as necessary.
Recommended feeding amounts for puppies using a standard 8oz measuring cup:
|Breed Size/ Weight at Maturity(lbs)||1 1/2 to 3 months||3 to 5 months||5 to 7 months||7 months to 1 year||1 to 2 years||After 2 years|
|Toy breed/3 to 12 lbs.||1/4 to 1/2 cup||1/2 to 1 cup||1 to 1 1/4 cup||1 to 1 1/4 cup||Transition to Purina Dog Chow||Transition to Purina Dog Chow|
|Small breed/13 to 20 lbs.||1/3 to 1 cup||1 to 1 2/3 cup||1 2/3 to 2 cups||1 2/3 to 2 cups||Transition to Purina Dog Chow||Transition to dog chow|
|Medium breed/21 to 50 lbs.||1 1/4 cup to 3 2/3 cups||2 1/4 to 4 1/3 cups||3 to 4 1/2 cups||3 to 4 1/4 cups||Transition to Purina Dog Chow||Transition to Purina Dog Chow|
|Large breed/51 to 100 lbs.||1 3/4 to 4 1/4 cups||3 1/4 to 5 1/3 cups||4 1/2 to 6 1/3 cups||4 1/4 to 6 1/3 cups||4 1/4 to 5 1/3 cups||Transition to Purina Dog Chow|
|Extra large breed/101 lbs and over||4 1/4 to 5 1/4 cups||5 1/3 to 7 cups||6 1/3 to 8 3/4 cups||6 1/3 to 10 2/3 cups||51/3 to 8 1/2 cups||Transition to Purina Dog Chow|
Feeding Weaning Pups: Puppies start to nibble on solid foods at three to four weeks of age. Keep moistened Purina Puppy Chow (three parts Puppy Chow to one part water) available to puppies at all times until fully weaned (six to eight weeks of age).
Feeding Growing Pups: After weaning, Purina Puppy Chow can be fed moistened or dry at the same time every day--very young puppies three times a day, older puppies twice a day. Use the feeding guidelines shown here, but remember that individual needs can vary. Feed to maintain ideal body condition as displayed on the package. Slight appetite changes and occasional digestive upsets are normal in puppies. If upsets become severe or linger longer than a day or two, contact your veterinarian.
Feeding For Reproduction: Purina Puppy Chow provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation so feed the amount needed to maintain the healthy pregnant female's good body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.
Switching To Purina Puppy Chow: When switching to Purina Puppy Chow from another dog food, allow seven to ten days for the transition. Gradually add more Purina Puppy Chow and less of the previous food to yours pet's dish each day until the changeover is complete. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.
Water: Make sure your puppy has plenty of fresh water, in a clean container, at all times.
Veterinary Care: For your pet's health, see your veterinarian regularly.
Ingredients:Whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soybean meal, egg and chicken flavor, brewers rice, barley, animal digest, calcium phosphate, fish oil, calcium carbonate, dried yeast, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, Yellow 6, DL-Methionine, Yellow 5, manganese sulfate, niacin, Red 40, Vitamin A supplement, Blue 2, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite
Crude protein (min.) 27%, crude fat (min.) 12%, crude fiber (max.) 5%, moisture (max.) 12%, linoleic acid (min.) 1.6%, calcium (Ca) (min.) 1.1%, phosphorus (P) (min.) 0.9%, iron (Fe) (min.) 150mg/kg, vitamin A (min.) 10,000 iu/kg, ascorbic acid* (min.) 70 mg/kg, docosahexaenoic acid* (DHA)(min.) 0.05%.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
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