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Tender & Crunchy

Product Overview

For growing puppies who want variety, this tasty recipe is made with real beef and a combination of tender chunks and crunchy kibble that puppies love while providing all of the nutrition they need to help them grow up healthy and strong.

Ingredients & Nutrition

Whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, whole grain wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soybean meal, brewers rice, meat and bone meal, beef, egg and chicken flavor, glycerin, animal digest, sugar, fish oil, salt, mono and dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, Red 40, Yellow 5, ferrous sulfate, DL-Methionine, manganese sulfate, niacin, Blue 2, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite. Q-4037

MANUFACTURED BY: NESTLÉ PURINA PETCARE COMPANY, ST. LOUIS, MO 63164 USA

Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Calorie Content (calculated)
3556 kcal/kg
347 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min) 27.0%
Crude Fat (Min) 12.0%
Crude Fiber (Max) 4.0%
Moisture (Max) 14.0%
Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.1 %
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
Vitamin E (Min) 100 IU/kg
Feeding Guidelines

Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels
established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

FEEDING WEANING PUPS
Puppies start to nibble on solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy (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 Tender & Crunchy 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 Tender & Crunchy 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 TENDER & CRUNCHY
When switching to Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy from another food, please allow 7 -10 days for the transition. Gradually add more Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy 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.

How Much to Feed Your Dog
Puppy's Age (months) Cups
1.5 to 3 months 2/3 to 1 cup *
4 to 5 months 1 to 1-1/3 cups *
6 to 8 months 2/3 to 1-1/2 cups *
9 to 11 months Feed as Adult
1 to 2 years** Feed as Adult
Weight at Maturity (lbs) Cups
3 - 12 lbs 2/3 to 1 cup *
13 - 20 lbs 2/3 to 1-1/4 cups *
21 - 50 lbs 3/4 to 1-1/2 cups *
51 - 75 lbs 3/4 to 2-1/2 cups *
76 - 100 lbs 1-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups *
100+ lbs 3-3/4 cups plus 1/2 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs. *

*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.

**After 2 years, transition to a Purina® Dog Chow® that’s right for your dog.

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Tender & Crunchy
  • 5/5
  • arlenevi
  • February 10, 2017
Loyal pet owner from West Lafayette, IN

Perfect for baby teeth

We breed Siberian Huskies for a hobby--for 20 years now. One of the times we always hated was babies having their jaws stuck because puppy chow was caught in the gaps between incoming teeth. Puppies usually begin chow to supplement mom's feedings when she places her babies on a feeding schedule. The chow is out 24x7 with the water. Babies dig at their mouths whenever a piece of chow is stuck. With the production of Tender and Crunchy, puppies can spit out the hard pieces until the teeth are ready. It's amazing that such young lives can figure out the difference. When all litter members have gapless teeth, we switch to regular puppy chow to slow down the chewing time. We are really grateful for the soft chow feature, and our vet loves the shiny coats on our Purina pets!

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  • Minnie
  • April 6, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Mooresville, NC

My dogs love it!

I tried this a few months ago for my two doxies. They loved it immediately. Now I won't buy any other dog food.

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  • louconnie
  • June 27, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Grand Valley ,Pa

Ihave been using this for awhile, I raise Saint Bernards, Next tie I want to try for the larger breeds didn't see it this time till puppies wwere all most all gone to new homes

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  • Tam68
  • June 28, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Tiffin, OH, United States

Puppy loves it!

I bought this for our new puppy a month ago, she loves it and we won't switch. Till it's time for her to start eating adult dog food.

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  • tester01
  • April 18, 2013
Loyal pet owner from Austin, TX

yummy yummy yummy

my dog likes it, my cat not so much, my kids not at all

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  • Cindys Bordeauxs
  • March 5, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Circleville, OH, United States

Loving Purina puppy chow

I have use Purina puppy chow for all my pups for many of years. I've had many different breeds of dogs. But my favorite is my dog de Bordeaux. Thank You Purina

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  • Maccusso82
  • February 27, 2017
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  • blueanalone
  • April 7, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Ukiah, CA, United States

puppy's just love it an are growing fast.

Love this product. My puppy could not be happyer.they have growen strong an are full of so much energy.

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  • Boo07
  • June 27, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Spurger, TX, United States

Great product

I always buy this and I'm glad I do my puppy loves

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  • Elvis
  • September 5, 2013
Loyal pet owner from Chicago, IL

Great meal

I have a chocolate lab "Elvis" and the breeder I got him from recommended me puppy chow healthy morsels.  Best food ever, he loves his food and he's grown to be a great looking dog.

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