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The Best Puppy Food and Your New Best Friend

Your growing puppy needs all the love and affection she or he can get. But, don’t forget, when it comes to your puppy, nutrition is incredibly important, too. We understand that your choices for the best puppy food seem almost endless. What formula is best? What brand is most recommended? Yes, there are many questions to be answered. Our goal is to help you choose the best puppy food for your new Best Friend.

Some Formulation Considerations

Puppy foods that are higher in protein, natural fats and oils provide better nutrition for your little fur ball than puppy foods that are high in carbohydrates. Not only do puppy foods that are high in carbohydrates cause your little puppy to get fat, but they can cause some serious health problems! Whether its heart health or fat gain, no puppy deserves to have a problematic life. Therefore, the question must be asked, what is the best puppy food for your growing puppy?

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Best Puppy Food – Brands

When it comes to feeding your puppy, it can be hard to decide which brands are the healthiest. The following is a list of dog food brands that suit a growing puppy’s needs perfectly. The following brands have been highly recommended by veterinarians.

– IAMS®
– Blue Buffalo®
– Hill’s Science Diet®
– Eukanuba®
– Taste of the Wild®
– Orijen®
– Royal Canin®

Each of these brands has the perfect balance of protein and essential fats to help your puppy grow. The best puppy food will also depend on your puppy, so if your little puppy will not eat one brand of food, it may be time to try another. However, it is a good idea to mix the old food and the new food at first so that the new food does not “shock” your puppy’s gastrointestinal system.

Best Puppy Food –Wet or Dry?

We recommend dry puppy food (dry kibble) due to digestibility and the overall cost-effectiveness over time. Wet/moist puppy food tends to cost considerably more than an equal amount of dry food. If your puppy doesn’t eat dry dog food, speak to your vet about switching to a wet/moist variety. Your vet might suggest mixing wet and dry to get your puppy to get used to the dry food; and then slowly reduce the amount of wet/moist food until your puppy is only eating dry.

There are several vet-recommended wet/moist puppy food brands.
– IAMS®
– Eukanuba®
– Blue Buffalo®
– Hill’s Science Diet®
– Royal Canin®
– Castor & Pollux®
– Nutro®

You probably noticed that several brands were recommended for both dry and wet/moist puppy food. If you decide (or are advised) to mix wet and dry foods, it is recommended that the two foods be of the same brand, and if at all possible, of the same nutritional formulation.

Some Final Thoughts

When feeding your puppy, do not lose hope if he or she doesn’t eat the first brand of puppy food you buy. The best puppy food for your puppy will be very apparent when your puppy devours it, so keep trying!

~And remember… A puppy’s love is unconditional, but strive to earn it anyway.~