I start my pups on this, softened as mush mixed with esbilac at 4 weeks. They first lap it up. Then I gradually reduce the liquid until they are eating the dry kibble as their teeth come in. The stools are a perfect consistency with this product.
I bought this a month ago and my little miniature dachshund loves it!
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 Small Breed Chicken & Rice Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages of dogs.
|Crude Protein (Min)||30%|
|Crude Fat (Min)||20%|
|Crude Fiber (Max)||3%|
|Linoleic Acid (Min)||1.8%|
|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)||4126 kcal/kg||461 kcal/cup|
RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING AMOUNTS
Using a standard 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup which contains approximately 112 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.
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR LARGE OR GIANT BREED PUPPIES.
FEEDING FOR REPRODUCTION
Pro Plan provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female's ideal body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.
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.