High quality protein sources, including real chicken, to support puppies unique needs. Purina® Puppy Chow® Complete puppy food is a healthy-start blend of high-quality protein, DHA and all the essential nutrients to lay the foundation for a healthy, active life.
Whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soybean meal, barley, egg and chicken flavor, ground rice, chicken, mono and dicalcium phosphate, poultry and pork digest, fish oil, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, MINERALS [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement,niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), biotin (Vitamin B-7)], L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Yellow 6, Yellow 5, DL-Methionine, Red 40, Blue 2, garlic oil. C400118
Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Puppy Chow Complete provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages of dogs including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).
Calorie Content (fed)(ME):
|Crude Protein (Min)||27.5%|
|Crude Fat (Min)||12.0%|
|Crude Fiber (Max)||5.0%|
|Linoleic Acid (Min)||1.6%|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min)||0.05%|
|Calcium (Ca) (Min)||1.1%|
|Phosphorus (P) (Min)||0.9%|
|Iron (Fe) (Min)||150 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A (Min)||10,000 IU/kg|
|Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (Min)||70 mg/kg|
|*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.|
Amounts are recommended for an average puppy with normal activity. Remember food intake requirements vary depending on age, activity and environment, and should be adjusted accordingly.
FEEDING WEANING PUPS
Puppies start to nibble on solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Purina Puppy Chow (three parts kibble to one part water) available to puppies at all times until fully weaned (6 - 8 weeks of age).
FEEDING GROWING PUPS
After weaning, Purina Puppy Chow can be fed moistened or dry at the same time every day - very young puppies three times a day, older puppies twice a day. Use the feeding guidelines shown here, but remember individual needs can vary. Feed to maintain ideal body condition as shown. Slight appetite changes and occasional digestive upsets are normal in puppies. If upsets become severe or linger longer than a day or two, contact your veterinarian.
FEEDING FOR REPRODUCTION
Purina Puppy Chow 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 good body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.
SWITCHING TO PURINA PUPPY CHOW
When switching to Purina Puppy Chow from another food, please allow 7 - 10 days for the transition. Gradually add more Purina Puppy Chow and less of the previous food to your pet's dish each day until the changeover is complete. 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.
RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING AMOUNTS
|Breed Size/ Weight at Maturity||1-1/2 - 3 Months||4 - 5 Months||6 - 8 Months||9 - 11 Months||1 - 2 Years|
|3 - 12||1/2 - 3/4||3/4 - 1-1/4||2/3 - 1-1/3||Feed as Adult||Feed as Adult|
|13 - 20||1/2 - 1||1-1/3 - 1-2/3||1 - 1-1/4||1-1/4 - 1-1/3||1-1/4 - 1-1/2|
|21 - 50||2/3 - 1-1/4||1-3/4 - 2-1/3||1-1/3 - 2||2-1/3 - 2-1/2||2-1/3 - 3-1/2|
|51 - 75||2/3 - 2||1-3/4 - 3-1/3||1-2/3 - 3-1/4||2-3/4 - 4||3 - 5-1/4|
|76 - 100||1 - 2-1/4||2-1/3 - 3-1/4||3-1/3 - 5-1/2||4-1/2 - 6||6-1/2 - 9-1/3|
|101 and over||2-1/4 cups plus 1/2 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs||3-1/4 cups plus 1/2 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs||5-1/2 cups plus 1/2 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs||6 cups plus 1/2 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs||9-1/3 cups plus 1/2 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs|
I have a pitbull bulldog mix female and I wasn't able to find the big puppy bred food. After a couple of dog foods, she really liked this one. Its great!
We just got a rescue puppy from the shelter. When we brought him home, he ate three bowls of Purina Puppy Chow then cuddled up to me and I could smell his Purina Puppy Chow breath! Somehow, that was the most wonderful thing in the whole world. I know that in each morsel of Purina Puppy Chow, our new addition to our family was getting all the nutrition he needed. Thanks so much.
We have been feeding Banjo, our GR, PC since he weened and he is super happy, his digestive track is very regular, his coat is thick and shiny, and for him to be only 9M old, he has a lot of muscle and is strong as an ox!! I truly believe had we put him on a less quality food, he wouldnt be as healthy or strong as he is today. :)
My puppy did not like the dog food she was sent home with. She was so skinny and ate every morsel the first time we fed her puppy chow. It was so great to count on purine.