essentialcare® Puppy Dry Formula for Large Breeds

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of large breed puppies

essentialcare® Puppy Dry Formula for Large Breeds

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Product Overview

Specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of large breed puppies
DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid also found in mother’s milk, help support brain and vision development
Sources of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids help nourish healthy joints of growing puppies
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

Product Benefits:

  • #1 ingredient is turkey, a quality protein source which helps in the development of strong muscles
  • Highly digestible
  • 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

  • #1 ingredient is turkey, 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
  • Joint Health: Natural sources of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids help nourish healthy joints of growing puppies
  • Dental Health: Crunchy kibble helps clean teeth, freshen breath and reduce plaque build-up
  • Highly Digestible: More nutrients are available for absorption
  • 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 Large Breed provides complete and balanced nutrition for the growth of puppies and maintenance of adult 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
Up to 75 Up to 34 2/3 - 1 3/4 1 2/3 - 3 1 1/2 - 3 2 2/3 - 3 3/4 2 3/4 - 4 3/4
Up to 100 Up to 45 3/4 - 2 3/4 2 1/2 - 4 2/3 3 1/4 - 5 1/4 7 1/4 - 8 3/4 6 - 8 1/2
Up to 130 Up to 59 2 3/4 - 3 3/4 4 2/3 - 5 2/3 5 1/4 - 6 1/4 8 3/4 - 9 3/4 8 1/2 - 9 1/2
Over 130 Over 59 3 3/4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 5 2/3 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 6 1/4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 9 3/4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 9 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs)
CALORIE CONTENT (ME) (FED)2
3870 kcal/kg
1759 kcal/lb
452 kcal/250 ml (8 oz) cup

1 Recommended daily feeding amounts, using a standard 250 ml/8 oz measuring cup which contains approximately 117 g of Purina Veterinary Diets® essentialcare® Puppy Formula Large Breed. 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) 13.0%
Crude Fibre (Max) 6.0%
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

Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), whole grain corn, whole grain wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, pea fibre, fish meal (source of DHA), oat meal, dried egg product, fish oil, mono and dicalcium phosphate, natural flavour, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, potassium citrate, 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, garlic oil. B-4497-C

Every ingredient has a purpose

Sizes Available

PACKAGING SIZES AVAILABLE CUPS PER SIZE
essentialcare® Puppy Formula Large Breed Bags of 17.7 lb (8 kg) 68 cups
Bags of 31 lb (14 kg) 119 cups

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