Puppy food formulated to suit the unique nutritional needs of young dogs in their early stages of life. Using high quality food is important for the growth of your puppy and will make a difference with how they develop as an adult dog. Whether you are feeding your pup a dry or wet diet, we will have food that will suit your puppies needs. Shop puppy foods from the best brands on the Australian market online.
Puppy Food FAQ's
What should I feed my new puppy?
It's important to provide your new puppy with a complete and balanced diet formulated specifically for puppies. Look for high-quality puppy food that meets the nutritional needs of growing dogs. Puppy food should be higher in protein and fat to help them grow.
How often should I feed my puppy?
Puppies have small stomachs and high energy levels, so they require frequent meals. Generally, it's recommended to feed puppies three to four times a day until they are around six months old. After that, you can gradually transition to two meals a day.
Should I feed my puppy dry or wet food?
Dry puppy food is more convenient, has a longer shelf life, and can help maintain dental health. Wet food can be more palatable for fussy puppies, provide additional hydration, and may help with dental issues or those needing a softer texture. You should aim to have your puppy eating dry kibble by 8 weeks of age.
Are there any specific nutrients my puppy needs?
Puppies require a balanced mix of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Protein is particularly important for muscle development, while fats provide energy. Essential nutrients like DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are important for brain and eye development in puppies.
Can I feed my puppy human food?
While some human foods can be safe for puppies in moderation, it's generally best to stick to a high-quality commercial puppy food. Human food may not provide the right balance of nutrients and can lead to nutritional imbalances or digestive issues if fed in excess.
How do I transition my puppy to a new food?
Gradual food transitions are essential to avoid digestive upset. Start by mixing a small amount of the new food with the old food, gradually increasing the proportion of the new food over several days or weeks until your puppy is eating only the new food.
Should I schedule mealtimes for my puppy?
Scheduled mealtimes are generally recommended for puppies. This helps with house training and allows you to monitor their food intake. Leaving food out all the time (free-feeding) may lead to overeating or erratic eating patterns.
When should I transition my puppy from puppy food to adult food?
Smaller breeds can transition around 9-12 months, while larger breeds may benefit from puppy food until they are 12-24 months old. Generally the brand of food you are using will have a recommendation on when to make the change depending on your dog's weight.
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Please note: The information on this webpage about puppy foods is related to the Australian pet market.
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