PUPPY NUTRITION 101
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PUPPY NUTRITION 101

Posted by Vinod Sharma 12/04/2015 0 Comment(s)

Our basic and practical guide to understand puppy nutritional requirements
First of all, congratulations on getting a new puppy! It is the most wonderful feeling in the world. We believe that no truer love exists in the world than a dog has for his human. And it is often reciprocated with equal intensity.

But as it is said, with a cute puppy comes tonnes of responsibility. Throughout his life, he will be dependent on you for food, shelter and a good play session. And it is especially true when he is young. You will be his father, mother and friend. It is journey which is not without challenges.

We are here to help and guide you in this journey. What we provide is a helping hand in selecting the best possible nutrition, recreation and care for your fur kid. All our products are chosen with a lot of love and care and are first ‘approved’ by our own pets. The brands that we carry are among the best in the world and not usually found in India. 

 

Principles of Canine Nutrition

The cute puppy that you hold in your hands (& hearts) shares 98% of its DNA with the wolf. It is essentially a carnivore which thrives on a balanced diet which is rich in meat and its derivatives. While choosing the best possible nutrition for your fur kid, this is what you need to keep in mind.

1.       The first ingredient by weight is the most important because there is more of that ingredient than any other. The first ingredients should always be real meat. 

2.       Avoid foods with byproducts, artificial coloring and preservatives – Byproducts are the leftovers of the meat industry and may include things like feathers, nails and other things unfit for human consumption. 

3.       Choose foods with 

Real meat - such as chicken, fish or lamb, is a source of high-quality, highly digestible protein. Proteins are essential for growth, maintenance, reproduction, repair and energy.

Whole grains, such as brown rice, barley and oats supply complex carbohydrates to maintain your dog's or cat’s energy level, and healthy fiber not found in most processed grains

Veggies and fruits provide essential phytonutrients, antioxidants and enzymes, plus natural vitamins, minerals and fibers that promote and maintain health and wellness.

Herbs such as Rosemary Extract, Turmeric which are full of anti-oxidants are allow holistic nurturing

Needless to say, our foods are 5 star rated by independent pet food experts and are among the best available across the globe. With real meat and fruits and herbs, they are the best nutrition your pets can receive. 

Feeding Schedule & Quantity
 
Puppies usually begin eating solid food at 4-6 weeks of age. Food should be moistened with water, milk or both. Feed puppies three times a day until four months of age. Then feed two times a day thereafter. We recommend splitting the following daily amounts (cups) between two or three. These recommendations should be used as guidelines only. Feeding amounts vary from breed to breed and can be adjusted according to an individual dog's energy requirements. Nutritionally Complete and Balanced: Animal feeding tests using Association of American feed control Officials procedures substantiate that Hundchen Flocken Puppy Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth. 

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