Besides Love, Your Puppy Needs Nutritionally Balanced Food!
Feeding your pet the right kibble for its breed’s size and age is important to ensure optimal digestibility and bioavailability of the nutrients. Just as a newborn baby initially only drinks milk and later moves to solids, a newborn dog can only take in fluids from its mother. When it is ready for solids, make sure that you provide good-quality puppy food from a trusted brand.
Puppy food contains more protein than adult kibble and is thus better for the young animal because the dog is growing, playful, and has a higher level of energy. To sustain good health and provide support for balanced growth, provide nutritionally balanced kibble that contains the right amount of protein and fatty acids for the particular breed’s size.
How Much to Feed?
The food packaging provides feeding guidelines. Use these to determine the correct amount to feed your puppy, as overfeeding can be just as dangerous as not providing enough food.
When to Feed?
Set up a feeding schedule to provide your pet with three portioned meals daily. It is best to stick to a schedule that stipulates that the first meal should be early in the morning, normal lunch hour for the second meal, and the final meal before sunset. Avoid feeding your pet late at night, since they must have sufficient time to properly digest the kibble before bedtime. According to PetMD in their article titled “How to Create a Puppy Feeding Schedule”, once they are about 14 weeks old, you can change to feeding them twice a day, unless otherwise recommended by your veterinarian.
What to Avoid
It is best to stay clear from onions, chocolates, caffeine products, nuts, raisins, fruit seeds, mushrooms, avocados, and breads. Some vegetables, yeast, and caffeine can be harmful to your pet.
Rather provide your pet with nutritionally balanced and tested puppy food. Stay away from pet kibble that mostly contains fillers. You want your dog to be healthy and should thus provide kibble that contains the right ratio of protein to carbohydrates and fats. Make sure that you buy from a brand with a record of accomplishment. The brand should be registered with the Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa. The packaging should provide a complete breakdown of ingredients, helping you to see exactly what is in every bowl of kibble your pet eats.
We offer a wide range of kibble to meet your pet’s nutritional needs. Our Classic range includes kibble for large- and small-breed puppies. The large-breed range, for instance, contains 26% protein for muscle building and maintenance, 11% fat for controlled growth and energy, and 0,25% glucosamine for joint and cartilage maintenance.
The formulation contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for a shiny coat. In addition, the formulation contains calcium and phosphorus for skeletal development and maintenance. Since vitamins and minerals are essential for immune support, cell functioning, and overall health, we make sure that our formulation contains a balanced mix for good nutrition.
Give your pets the love and care it deserves. Start by feeding them quality puppy food from our brand.
PetMD. 2019. How to Create a Puppy Feeding Schedule. Web accessed 26 July 2019. Available online: