AGES: growing puppies 6 wks to 1 yr; pregnant or lactating female
- Super premium ingredients with highest digestibility
- Optimal nutrition for growing puppies
- Contains high levels of all vitamins and mineral, including vitamins C and E
- Balanced for optimum muscle and skeletal development of the growing puppy
- Also good for adult dogs requiring increased calories
- OmegaBalance system provides proper ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids
Professional Formula Growth is a super premium dog food with the highest digestibility
and palatability. Growth offers optimal nutrition for growing puppies from 6 weeks
to 1 year of age, providing the protein, vitamins, minerals, and energy that puppies
requires, without being excessive. Protein and fat in excess of what a puppy utilizes
for muscle and bone development will be stored as fat, placing stress on growing
joints. It is also an ideal food for the pregnant or lactating bitch, or for working
dogs that need the extra energy that Professional Formula Growth provides.
Growth contains carefully selected chicken by-product meal as the main source of
protein. Growth also contains whole dried eggs, which is the most digestible source
of protein available. The primary source of starch is corn and rice. Rice is one
of the most digestible sources of starch, and contributes to the excellent digestibility
of this product. A major portion of the fiber in this product is from beet pulp,
which aids in the production of short chain fatty acids in the gut. Short chain fatty
acids are important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract, and help improve stool
quality. High quality poultry fat is added to the food as a source of energy, and
as a source of essential fatty acids important for shiny haircoat. No artificial
flavorings, coloring agents or preservatives are added to this product. Growth contains
extra vitamin E and vitamin C for added health benefits, especially during this stressful
growing period. There is no need to supplement Growth with additional vitamins- the
vitamins are in the bag.
When switching foods, take about one week to make the transition to Professional
Formula Growth. Each day, increase the amount of Professional Formula Growth fed,
and decrease the amount of the previous diet. Professional Formula Growth is highly
digestible and palatable, and contains more calories per cup than many other puppy
foods. Feed the proper amount of Professional Formula Growth to promote growth and
proper body condition. We do not recommend free-choice feeding of Professional Formula
Growth, since many puppies will overeat and become overweight. Overfeeding is detrimental
to growing bones and joints, and may result in skeletal abnormalities.
Young puppies should be fed three to four times per day, since their stomach capacity
is small. As puppies get older, the number of feedings per day may be reduced to
twice daily. The energy needs of the growing puppy are highest during the first 8
months of life. After 8 months of age, energy needs decrease, but are still higher
than the adult dog.
Metabolizable Energy: 1850 kkcal/lb 4070 kcal/kg
Kcal per Cup: 405
One 8 ounce measuring cup holds 3.5 ounces of Professional Formula Growth
Professional Formula Growth may be fed dry, or moistened with water, broth, or gravy
Each dog is an individual and must be fed according to its individual needs, depending
on activity, growth, physiological state, and physical environment. Growing dogs,
pregnant or lactating females, or hard-working dogs will require more food per day.
Inactive dogs will require less. Dogs living outdoors in cold weather require more
food than those living indoors.