We got our goldendoodle puppy and bought the food the breeder had been feeding her. We dealt with 2 weeks of tummy issues until we met her sister's owner and found out they had the same problem and had switched to Purina Pro Plan Large Puppy Chicken & Rice. We add a tablespoon of yogurt and 1/8 tsp of slippery elm bark powder and it has made all the difference in the world! Unless she gets into something outside she has been regular and is growing like a weed!
Manufactured and guaranteed by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Pro Plan Focus Puppy Large Breed Chicken & Rice Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth of puppies and maintenance of adult dogs.
|Crude Protein (Min)||28%|
|Crude Fat (Min)||13%|
|Crude Fiber (Max)||6%|
|Linoleic Acid (Min)||1.6%|
|Calcium (Ca) (Min)||1.1%|
|Phosphorus (P) (Min)||0.8%|
|Vitamin A (Min)||15000IU/kg|
|Vitamin E (Min)||100IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (Min)||0.05%|
|Metabolizable Energy (ME)||3922 kcal/kg||1779 kcal/lb||417 kcal/cup|
RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING AMOUNTS*
*Using a standard 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup which contains approximately 106 g of Pro Plan.
Puppies start to nibble solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Pro Plan available at all times. Allow your puppy to eat at will until fully weaned (6 - 8 weeks). After weaning, Pro Plan can be fed moistened or dry. For best results, develop a regular feeding schedule such as three small meals a day for younger puppies. You can gradually reduce to one feeding in the morning and one in the evening as your puppy ages. The routine should not vary. As puppies near adulthood, their calorie needs may drop, and your puppy may begin leaving some food in the bowl. Don't misinterpret this as an indication of dislike for the food. Instead, begin offering less so your puppy doesn't overeat and stays in ideal body condition.
Nestlé Purina Research indicates that avoiding overfeeding of puppies may help their development. Maintaining ideal body condition is key to encouraging proper growth in all puppies, especially large breeds. The indicated amounts are only a guideline. If your puppy becomes overweight, a reduction of your puppy’s daily food intake may be appropriate. You may wish to consult your veterinarian about a weight control program.
RECOMMENDED FOR GROWTH
This product is for growth of large breed puppies and maintenance of adult dogs - not for reproducing or lactating females. If you have a pregnant or nursing female, we recommend Pro Plan Focus Chicken & Rice Formula or Pro Plan Focus Lamb & Rice Formula puppy foods.
MAKING THE SWITCH TO PRO PLAN
Although you'll be anxious to see the difference Pro Plan can make in your dog, please allow 7 - 10 days to ease the transition from your dog’s current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Pro Plan until you're feeding Pro Plan exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.
Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container daily.
For your pet's health, see your veterinarian regularly.