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, beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soybean meal, ground rice, meat and bone meal, beef, glycerin, egg and chicken flavor, poultry and pork digest, fish oil, mono and dicalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, 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), Red 40, Yellow 5, DL-Methionine, Blue 2, garlic oil.         S403718

Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy 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 (calculated)
3754 kcal/kg
387 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min) 27.5%
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
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (Min) 70 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Feeding Guidelines

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.

 

RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING AMOUNTS
Breed Size/ Weight at Maturity1-1/2 - 3 Months4 - 5 Months6 - 8 Months9 - 11 Months1 - 2 YearsAfter 2 Years
(lbs)(cups)(cups)(cups)(cups)(cups)
3 - 121/2 - 3/43/4 - 1-1/41/2 - 1-1/2Feed as AdultFeed as AdultTransition to the Purina Dog Chow Formula That's Right For Your Dog
13 - 201/2 - 11-1/3 - 1-2/31 - 1-1/41-1/4 - 1-1/31-1/4 - 1-1/2
21 - 501/2 - 1-1/31-3/4 - 2-1/21-1/3 - 2-1/42-1/2 - 2-3/42-1/2 - 3-3/4
51 - 752/3 - 2-1/41-3/4 - 3-2/31-3/4 - 3-1/23 - 4-1/33-1/4 - 5-2/3
76 - 1001 - 2-1/22-1/2 - 3-1/23-1/2 - 5-3/44-3/4 - 6-1/37 - 10
100 and over2-1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs3-1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs5-3/4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs6-1/3 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs10 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs

Using a standard 8 oz measuring cup.

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.

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  • 5/5
  • Steffmarie
  • June 29, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Dallas, TX, United States

Great Product

I have been feeding my dogs this product for years, i have never had a problem and my dogs love it. I wouldnt think of feeding them anything else. Thank you Purina!!!

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  • ReginaH
  • May 20, 2013

Purina Puppy Chow And Purina Little Bites Grrreat!

We use Purina Puppy Chow for our English Bulldog puppy and Purina Little Bites for our older dog Trixie and they both love it!! We wouldn't use any other dog food. Thanks Purina!!!

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  • Victoria
  • April 6, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Gerrardstown WV
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great for puppies

used this when my dog was a puppy - he loved it and he grew up to be a strong, happy dog

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  • Withrowclan
  • April 11, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Fowlerville, MI, United States
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Puppy loves this food!

Our family dog, Hamburger, loves the tender chunks! He turns his nose up at other brands when we first adopted him but then a friend said to try tender chunks puppy chow and he chowed it down. We love the he enjoys the taste and is getting a great meal full of everything he needs.

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  • Stuckey08
  • June 27, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Defiance, OH, United States
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Good for big dogs too!

I've bought this for my once 8lb puppy- almost 1 year later 100lb puppy. He still loves the food and no digestive problems! Will be switching to dog chow next month, but glad for a brand I can trust!

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  • Mmmoe
  • February 10, 2018
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Says it all

This is all I buy and my dog loves it. Others I have tried not as good.

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  • teresa53
  • July 6, 2014
Loyal pet owner from Kansas City, KS, United States

puppy chow is awesome!!!!

we have a almost 9 month puppy and bella loves her puppy chow with the total care inside., she is very strong and very pretty and our princess anne was also a purina dog, she passed last year and was on purina her whole life, for 13 yrs. we love your products.

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  • Magenhamp
  • February 8, 2017
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My puppy has a very sensitive stomach

MMac puppy has a sensitive stomach and we tried all kind of food but this puppy food formula has made a world of difference and he has been doing great on this food and almost tripled his size and haven't had any stomach problems since feeding him this puppy chow!!!!thank you!!!

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  • WAYNE
  • April 6, 2017
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  • Vicmck1957
  • June 27, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Avery TX

Good nutritious food

I have been buying Purina puppy chow for over 5 years. I feed it daily to our puppies . They love the flavor and eat it with no problems. It is a wholesome, nutrtious food for all our puppies . They grow and do are healthy.

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