Choosing the right food for your puppy can be tough. With so many different brands all claiming to the number one way of powering your puppy through infancy, how can they all be the best possible food all at the same time?
The easiest way to decide which brand of dog food you need for your puppy is to look at what it is your puppy actually needs from their food. According to PetMD, 80 per cent of dog owners have the misconception that humans and dogs have similar nutritional needs. Believe it or not, baby humans and adult humans have different nutritional needs; it stands to reason that baby dogs and adult humans, as a result, have wildly different nutritional needs, too.
Puppies, the furry little balls of energy that they are, require a calorie-dense, protein rich diet. In fact, according to the American Association of Feed Control Officers' (AAFCO's) minimum nutritional requirements for a puppy is 22 per cent protein by weight, with 8 per cent fat. Obviously this will differ from breed to breed, but it's useful as a rough guide. As a general rule of thumb, the bigger the breed, the lower the fat content needed as a puppy. On top of this, you need to ensure that you have the right level of calcium and phosphorous to ensure that your puppy has everything it needs as it grows.
Bearing in mind that these are minimum requirements, if you have an exceptionally active puppy, your puppy is going to need food which is both highly nutritious and tastes good to the canine palate. Canagan dog food achieves all of this with exceptional results. Following a nutritionally balanced recipe, this high quality dog food doesn't just meet all of the nutritional requirements your puppy needs while growing up - it also comes in a range of different flavours to keep your new puppy happy.
On top of all of this, Canagan dog food is suitable for dogs from the age of 2 months and up - you won't need to ween your dog off of puppy food onto anything else until your dog reaches his or her senior years, when the less calorific version becomes the better option.
The benefit of all of this is that your dog is healthier, happier and eats less food in order to stay full. Unlike other dog food brands which use grain as a way of bulking up the food to make your dog feel full, Canagan is entirely grain-free. Remember a dog's digestion is very different to a human's – dogs can't digest starch the same we can, so starchy grains are just filler - if you want to give your dogs the closest thing to their natural diet without feeding them raw meat, Canagan is the way to go.