essentialcare® Puppy Dry Formula

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of puppies

essentialcare® Puppy Dry Formula

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Product Overview

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of puppies
DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid also found in mother’s milk, help support brain and vision development
Antioxidants and natural milk proteins help support a developing immune system
Omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, help promote a healthy skin and coat
Contains sources of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids help nourish healthy joints of growing puppies

Product Benefits:

  • #1 ingredient is chicken, a quality protein source which helps in the development of strong muscles
  • Calcium and phosphorus help nourish healthy bones and teeth

Diet Characteristics

This blend is specifically formulated with key nutrients that support the unique nutritional needs of puppies, and pregnant and nursing dogs

  • #1 Ingredient is chicken, a quality protein source, which helps in the development of strong muscles
  • Brain and Vision: DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, also found in mother’s milk, helps support brain and vision development
  • Dental Health: Crunchy kibble helps clean teeth, freshen breath and reduce plaque build-up
  • Highly Digestible: More nutrients are available for absorption
  • Joint Health: Natural sources of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids help nourish healthy joints of growing puppies
  • Radiant Skin and Coat: Omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid, help promote a healthy skin and coat
  • Strong Teeth and Bones: Calcium and phosphorus help nourish healthy bones and teeth

Feeding & Administration

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets essentialcare Puppy Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages of dogs including growth of large size dogs (32 kg [70 lbs] or more as an adult).

The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance.

FEEDING GUIDE1
WEIGHT AT MATURITY DRY
1 1/2 to 3 months 4 to 5 months 6 to 8 months 9 to 11 months 1 to 2 years
lbs kg Approximate Number of 250 ml (8 oz) Cups/Day
3 - 12 1 - 5 1/2 - 2/3 2/3 - 1 1/2 - 1 1/4 Feed as Adult Feed as Adult
13 - 20 6 - 9 1/2 - 1 1 - 1 1/2 1 - 1 1/4 1 - 1 1/4 1 - 1 1/4
21 - 50 10 - 22 1/2 - 1 1 2/3 - 2 1 1/4 - 2 2 - 2 1/4 2 - 3
51 - 75 23 - 34 1/2 - 1 3/4 1 1/2 - 3 1 1/3 - 3 2 1/2 - 3 2/3 2 3/4 - 4 2/3
76 - 100 35 - 45 3/4 - 2 2/3 2 1/3 - 4 1/2 3 - 5 4 - 5 1/4 5 3/4 - 8 1/4
Over 100 Over 45 2 2/3 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs) 4 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs)  5 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs) 5 1/4cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs)of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs) 8 1/4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 45 kg (100 lbs)
CALORIE CONTENT (ME) (FED)2
4019 kcal/kg
1827 kcal/lb
470 kcal/250 ml (8 oz) cup

1 Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz measuring cup which contains approximately 117 g of Purina Veterinary Diets® essentialcare® Puppy Formula. Provide fresh water in a clean container daily.

2 Kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME).

Nutrition Information

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (Min) 28.0 %
Crude Fat (Min) 17.0%
Crude Fibre (Max) 3.0%
Moisture (Max) 12.0%
Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.6%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min) 0.05%
Calcium (Ca) (Min) 1.1%
Phosphorous (P) (Min) 0.9%
Selenium (Se) (Min) 0.35 mg/kg
Vitamin A (Min) 15,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Min) 250 IU/kg
Glucosamine** (Min) 350 ppm
Omega-3 Fatty Acids** (Min) 0.45%

** Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Ingredients

Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols, fish meal (source of DHA), dried egg product, fish oil, mono and dicalcium phosphate, natural flavour, potassium chloride, salt, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7)], dried colostrum, MINERALS [zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], L-Lysine monohydrochloride. B-4498-C

Every ingredient has a purpose

Sizes Available

PACKAGING SIZES AVAILABLE CUPS PER SIZE
essentialcare® Puppy Formula Bags of 8 lb (3.6 kg) 30 cups
Bags of 17.7 lb (8 kg) 68 cups

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