Raw Feeding for Puppies
Puppies have evolved from wolves and thrive on a diet that mimics wild prey. Raw feeding your puppy will give them the best opportunity to achieve ideal outcomes in all areas of their health and well-being.
Why Feed your Puppy a Raw Diet
The calcium content from a raw diet is particularly important for puppies. Throughout this vital stage of development, it’s imperative they continue to receive enough calcium from appropriate sources, after weaning. This way, they are more likely to develop strong and healthy teeth, bones and muscles.
Other areas of you puppy’s health that will benefit from a raw diet include:
- Development of immune functions
- Skin and coat condition
- Healthy growth and development
- Energy and stamina
Transitioning your Puppy to a Raw Diet
If your puppy was not fed a raw diet before they came to you, it is recommended that you transition them to their new diet slowly. During the transition phase, it is normal for puppies to experience slightly abnormal digestion for a couple of days. However, this can be managed and prevented by following a transition schedule suited to your individual puppy.
Choosing Raw Food Products for your Puppy
When choosing a raw food product for your puppy, we recommend that you follow these simple rules, which will involve conducting some research, reading the labels and checking ingredient lists.
- Choose human grade
- Ensure ingredients and macronutrients are transparent and clearly listed.
- Choose a complete and balanced diet
Proudi® Raw Frozen Patties for Dogs are a complete and balanced, 100% human grade, raw food diet with transparent ingredients and macronutrients.
Feeding Proudi® Raw Frozen Patties for Dogs to Puppies
Puppies have a lot of growing to do and although a raw diet is ideal for their development, it’s important to remember that they do have different requirements to adult dogs.
Due to their underdeveloped biochemistry, puppies can struggle to digest undiluted rich and lean single protein diets, such as kangaroo. It is also important that the raw meats they consume are high enough in calories and vital nutrients to support their growth and development.
Proudi® Frozen Raw Chicken Patties, Kangaroo & Beef Patties, Beef Patties and Red Combo Patties for Dogs are perfect for puppies. All nutrient levels exceed the required levels for a complete and balanced diet for puppies as per AAFCO, NRC and FEDIAF guidelines.
When your puppy reaches 80% of their anticipated adult weight, they can safely eat any of the Proudi® Raw Frozen Patties for Dogs varieties, including the Turkey and Chicken Patties for Dogs.
Proudi® Raw Frozen Patties for Dogs- Feeding guide for puppies
Please refer to the Proudi® puppy feeding guide when feeding your puppy, up until they weigh at least 80% of their anticipated adult weight.