Dog Food Rules


Choosing the right puppy dog food can seem like an impossible decision to make. This is because of the wide range of products on store shelves that all claim that they are the best one to feed your puppy.

While some people may follow the recommendations of veterinarians and dog breeders, you have to remember that they are not dog food experts.

With just a little bit of training you can pick out the right puppy dog food. Here are seven tips to help you do this properly.

1. The label on the bag lists all of the ingredients in the product decreasing order of quantity used. The first product listed should be some type of meat if it is a quality product.

2. Second, the primary carbohydrate on the label should be brown rice. This is because puppies have an immature digestive tract, and brown rice is the most easily digestible for them.

3. If you have any doubts about which puppy food to buy, go with a brand that you've heard of before and trust. Now is not the time to go with a brand that you have not heard of before.

4. If you have a large breed puppy, feed them a diet that is specific for them. Large breed puppies need slow and controlled growth in order to have healthy bones and joints.

5. Once the bag of food is opened you should try and store it in an airtight container to keep the food from becoming stale and rancid.

6. Dog food recalls seem to be happening more often these days. You should always check the company's website and see if there have been any product recalls lately.

7. When you have decided on the right puppy dog food, make sure you feed the recommended amount. This is always listed on the side of every bag, and you should follow the instructions carefully.

Want to find out more about recommended puppy food, then visit Dr. Chris' site on how to choose the top dog foods for your pets.

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EUKANUBA Large Breed Puppy Food provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your fast-growing puppy. Formulated with guaranteed levels of high-quality proteins and calcium, our large breed dog food formula is designed to promote lean muscles and strong bones...

Wellness CORE Natural Dry Grain Free Puppy Food, Chicken & Turkey, 26-Pound Bag Wellness CORE Natural Dry Grain Free Puppy Food, Chicken & Turkey, 26-Pound Bag
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Hill's Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Dry Dog Food, 30-Pound Bag Hill's Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Dry Dog Food, 30-Pound Bag
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Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Puppy Large Breed Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food - (1) 34 lb. Bag Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Puppy Large Breed Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food - (1) 34 lb. Bag
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Give your large breed puppy the wholesome nutrition he needs with Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Large Breed Chicken & Rice Formula dry puppy food. High-quality protein, including chicken as the first ingredient, provides the building blocks he needs to maintain his active lifestyle, and the specially formulated recipe is designed for puppies weighing over 50 pounds at maturity...

ROYAL CANIN BREED HEALTH NUTRITION Labrador Retriever Puppy dry dog food, 30-Pound ROYAL CANIN BREED HEALTH NUTRITION Labrador Retriever Puppy dry dog food, 30-Pound
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Diamond Naturals Dry Food for Puppy, Large Breed Lamb and Rice Formula, 40 Pound Bag Diamond Naturals Dry Food for Puppy, Large Breed Lamb and Rice Formula, 40 Pound Bag
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Nature's Recipe Grain Free Puppy Food, Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food, 12-Pound Nature's Recipe Grain Free Puppy Food, Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food, 12-Pound
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Nature’s Recipe Grain Free Puppy Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Pumpkin Recipe is premium dog food that starts with real chicken as the #1 ingredient and is specially crafted for puppies. The chicken is rich in high-quality protein that helps support your puppy's muscle development, and wholesome sweet potatoes and pumpkin are grain-free sources of carbohydrates for sustained energy...

Wellness Complete Health Natural Dry Puppy Food, Chicken, Salmon & Oatmeal, 30-Pound Bag Wellness Complete Health Natural Dry Puppy Food, Chicken, Salmon & Oatmeal, 30-Pound Bag
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Wellness Complete Health Natural Dry Dog Food, Puppy Health Recipe, is healthy, natural dog food for puppies made with carefully chosen, authentic ingredients for the complete health of your developing puppy and 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...


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