In our Puppy Deboned Chicken, Oatmeal & Salmon Meal Recipe for Dogs, we use carefully chosen, authentic ingredients, for the complete health of your developing puppy. This special recipe provides whole-body nutritional support during the important foundation year, with the optimal balance of nutrient-rich whole foods to fulfill the unique health needs of your growing puppy.
- Strong Teeth & Bones- Puppies need the right mineral balance to ensure bones grow at the proper rate. We guarantee our levels of calcium and phosphorus on every bag.
- DHA- Supports Healthy Brain Development- We guarantee the level of DHA on every bag. Research suggests this important fatty acid helps support cognitive development, vital to learning and training.
- Energy for Growth & Play- Carbohydrates provide energy. We use oatmeal, barley and brown rice because they're easy to digest and full of nutrients.
- Healthy Muscle Growth- Puppies need increased amounts of protein. We use high-quality sources including deboned chicken and salmon meal.
- Optimal Nutrient Absorption- We ensure excellent nutrient digestibility through our Digestool® confirmation studies - less nutrients in the stool, means more nutrients stay in the body.
- Guaranteed Great Taste- With satisfaction guaranteed, we use deboned chicken and whitefish to provide a taste that dogs love.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Salmon Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Tomatoes, Carrots, Natural Chicken Flavor, Rye Flour, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Ground Millet, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin,, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin, Folic Acid], Spinach, Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.
This is a naturally preserved product.
Crude Protein Not Less Than 28.00%
Crude Fat Not Less Than 17.00%
Crude Fiber Not More Than 4.00%
Moisture Not More Than 11.00%
Calcium Not Less Than 1.50%
Phosphorus Not Less Than 1.00%
Vitamin E Not Less Than 400 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than 3.30%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than 1.00%
Beta Carotene* Not Less Than 5 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* Not Less Than 0.13%
Lycopene* Not Less Than 0.25 mg/kg
Taurine* Not Less Than 0.09%
Total Lactic Acid Microorganisms (Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus in equal amounts)* Not Less Than 20,000,000 CFU/lb
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Transitioning to Wellness: It is important to slowly transition your puppy from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness by day 7.
How to Feed Your Puppy: As puppies grow up they need to learn when, where and how to eat. Depending on age, puppies need to be fed at the same time and in the same place 2-4 times per day. Food should be removed after 20 minutes, if not eaten. In the beginning, puppy's food can be moistened with a little warm water.
Determining Feeding Portions: Looking at the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your puppy per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Wellness believes in feeding dry and wet food in combination whenever possible to help increase the level of water in your puppy's diet.Nutrition is only one part of the equation! Be sure to give your puppy plenty of love, plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly to help ensure total wellness.
Recommended Feeding Portions (Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed.
||6-11 WKS (CUPS/DAY)
Combination Feeding: If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/3 cup for every 6 oz of wet food.
For pregnant or nursing dogs: Since DHA is transferred to puppies in mother's milk, we recommend feeding this during pregnancy and nursing. When pregnant, feed up to 50% more food according to body weight for 12 mos. For nursing dogs, allow her to eat at will.
Calorie Content: This food contains 3,800 kcal/kg or 450 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).
Nutritional Adequacy Guarantee: 100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition for Your Dog
AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Wellness® Complete Health Puppy Deboned Chicken, Oatmeal & Salmon Meal Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation.