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There are several good reasons to consider a real lamb dog food formula or lamb and rice dog food formula Real lamb is a high-quality protein source.  Protein provides your dog’s body with nutrients it needs to function well and stay healthy, including:

  • Essential amino acids (the ones your dog’s body can’t produce on its own)
  • Support for essential functions like tissue maintenance and muscle growth
  • Support for strong muscles including a healthy heart
  • Support to help the body maintain muscle mass
  • Support for an ideal body condition
  • Support for a strong immune system

Lamb can also offer an alternative protein source to your dog’s diet, which can provide variety to a nutritious meal.

Having lamb as a leading ingredient makes foods such as Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula, Pro Plan® NATURAL Plus Essential Vitamins and Minerals Grain Free Lamb & Egg Formula and Pro Plan® SAVOR® Lamb & Vegetables Entrée such popular choices, both with owners and their dogs.

Purina® Pro Plan® brand dry dog foods were founded on the idea of using real meat as the first ingredient in their formulas. For that reason, Pro Plan® brand dry formulas always contain real meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient, along with other high-quality protein sources. Lamb is the first ingredient in these Pro Plan® formulas:

For owners who feed a wet food diet, lamb is also an ingredient in Pro Plan® SAVOR® Lamb & Vegetables Entrée.

A quality, complete and balanced lamb dog food formula can provide your dog with all of the nutrition he needs to help keep him at his healthy best, in a meal he will enjoy. If you decide to switch your dog to a lamb-based food, remember to transition him to his new food gradually. Over a period of seven to 10 days, simply add more of the new food while simultaneously removing more of the old food. This transition period will allow his system time to adjust to the new food and to avoid dietary upset.

If you think a lamb dog food could be a healthy choice for your dog’s diet, talk with your veterinarian.