Best Food For Puppies
New to puppy ownership and unsure what to feed your furry friend? Our review takes a look at three leading puppy food brands to help narrow your search: Royal Canin, James Wellbeloved and Skinners. We review the packaging, the pricing and the kibble to help you decide which is the most appropriate for your new arrival. Read on to learn about the different brands and watch the video to learn more about the best food for puppies.
Why choose Royal Canin dog food for your puppy?
Royal Canin prides itself on 'tailored nutrition'. This means that you can buy a different food to suit your pup's breed and size.
Ideal for weaning and beyond
So, for puppy food, there's a whole set of feeds. Royal Canin manufactures each one slightly differently to suit your pet's specific needs. For example, Royal Canin Babydog Milk Puppy Food - 2kg is aimed at very new puppies. It comes in powder form that you mix to create a milk. The mixed-up formula is very close to the nutritious milk that your pup received from its mother. As well as being very easy to digest, it meets the energy requirements that your new pup is going to need.
Size specific puppy food
Once your pup is past the early weaning stage, Royal Canin offers a second stage feed for puppies aged up to 10 months. These breed specific dry foods have many benefits.
For example, the kibble. Instead of making all the kibble the same size, Royal Canin creates different sizes and shapes to suit the different mouth shapes and feeding habits of different breeds of dog. For example, Royal Canin X-Small Puppy Dry Dog Food - 1.5kg has delicate shaped kibble which is easier for tiny pups to pick up. Plus, the feed itself has a specific formulation that helps breeds to overcome known health challenges. For example, smaller dogs often suffer from constipation. That's why the X-Small puppy food contains psyllium, an active ingredient which helps to encourage a healthy digestive tract.
You'll find formulas for medium and large sized puppies too. For example, Royal Canin Maxi Puppy Active Dry Dog Food - 15kg is designed for large puppies aged between 2-15 months with an adult weight between 26 - 44kg. And there are many more feeds to choose from. Search the comprehensive Royal Canin range at PetMonkey to find what you're looking for.
Breed specific puppy food
Royal Canin has another USP: its breed-specific formulas. This is particularly useful if you own a purebred puppy and want to match what you're feeding them to their needs.
For example, puppy food for toy and small breed puppies, such as Royal Canin Shih Tzu Puppy Dry Dog Food - 1.5kg, Royal Canin Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Dry Dog Food - 1.5kg, and Royal Canin Pug Puppy Dry Dog Food - 1.5kg. Then, for larger breeds, Royal Canin Labrador Retriever Puppy Dry Dog Food - 12kg. Again, simply search Royal Canin at PetMonkey to find the breed specific feed that you need.
Why buy James Wellbeloved puppy food?
James Wellbeloved has a large range of dog food for puppies. Its feeds are all made with natural ingredients to give your pup the best start in life. It has a small kibble which is well suited to smaller mouths. Plus it's easier for them to digest. The manufacturer uses only simple ingredients in its feeds.
This ensures that it's naturally hypoallergenic, so is a good idea if you want to avoid dairy, beef, pork, soya and other common allergies in your pup's diet. It comes in various bag sizes and flavours - we recommend James Wellbeloved Puppy Dry Dog Food - Fish & Rice - 7.5kg. This offers good value for money and contains ingredients such as yukka to keep your pup's stools less smelly.
Why choose Skinners dog food for your puppy?
Skinners, based in Suffolk, is a dog food brand with a proud working and active gun dog heritage. So it's ideal if you own a puppy that's likely to spend its adult life out in the fields. From weaning to two months, Skinners Field & Trial Puppy Food - Lamb & Rice - 15kg contains all the vital proteins that a working dog puppy needs to grow. Plus, it's free from wheat gluten, making it easy for little stomachs to digest. During weaning, Field and Trial Puppy Lamb & Rice should be moistened with tepid water and afterwards it can either be moistened or fed dry.
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From the start: puppy products compared
1:10 - Royal Canin Golden Retriever Puppy Dry Dog Food - 3kg
3:08 - Royal Canin Puppy Pack - Medium
4:05 - Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dry Dog Food - 15kg
4:54 - James Wellbeloved Puppy Dry Dog Food - Duck & Rice - 7.5kg
6:11 - Skinners Field & Trial Puppy Food - Lamb & Rice - 15kg