We recommend feeding your dog a food that is supported by your vet. Please solicit their advice when choosing the right balanced diet for your dog.
According to the American Animal Hospital Association, the questions to ask when choosing the right dog food are:
Do you have a Veterinary Nutritionist or Dietitian on staff? Are they available for questions or consultations?
Who formulates your diets and what are their credentials?
Which of your diets are AAFCO Feed trial tested?
Which of your diets meets AAFCO Nutritional Requirements?
What testing do you do beyond AAFCO trials?
What specific quality control measures do you use to ensure the quality and consistency of your food? What safety measures are used?
Where are your diets produced and manufactured? Can this plant be visited. (Note that many dog food companies do not own their manufacturing plant)
Can you provide a complete product nutritional analysis of your product, including digestibility values?
Can you give me the caloric value per serving of your diets
Consistent diet is key! Please do not regularly switch dog food types or brands on your puppy.
We recommend feeding at specific time during the day. Puppies should be fed at least 3 times a day. Take your puppy outside to do their business directly after eating their meal.
Water is essential, especially on hot summer days. We always have a full water dish out during the day for our dogs to make use of as needed. Fresh water in a clean dish is best!
Recommended treats: a dab of peanut butter, a small cube of cheese or slice of meat, a small amount of yogurt (preferably lactose free and free of artificial sweeteners), or a spoonful of raw pumpkin. Our dogs are also huge fans of Benny Bully's dehydrated liver (we try to buy Benny's that are made in Canada from Canadian beef) Please keep treats in moderation.