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A guide to

  FEEDING YOUR PUPPY

FEEDING YOUR PUPPY - 0 TO 12 MONTHS

Your puppy’s diet is essential to help support their growth and development and build a healthy immune system. Here you’ll fnd our top tips on feeding your puppy - their needs, choosing the right food and giving your little bundle of fun all the nutrients they need to grow into a healthy, happy dog.

“EVERY DOG NEEDS A COMPLETE AND BALANCED DAILY DIET, FULL OF GOODNESS AND WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS”

PUPPIES GROW QUICKLY

Puppies grow quickly in the frst few months, so puppyhood is the most nutritionally demanding time in their life.

As a general rule a puppy’s nutritional needs can be divided into two main phases - the fast growth rate of the young puppy, followed at about fve months of age by the slightly slower rate of the adolescent.

Large and giant breed dogs have a slightly diferent growth pattern, reaching their Mature body size slightly later.

YOUR PUPPY’S NEEDS

Whatever their breed, because they are growing so fast, puppies have a higher requirement for protein, energy and calcium than an adult. In fact, from birth until they reach 50% of their adult weight, your puppy will have around double the daily energy requirements of an adult.

Along with their exercise, diet will have the greatest efect on your puppy’s bones and joints, and hence their size, shape, strength and ftness as an adult.

Young puppies need to be fed a diet that has been specially formulated for growth, so it’s important to choose a diet that is labeled as being ‘for puppies’.

All our puppy food here at Lily’s Kitchen have been developed specially to take account of your puppy’s development, and provide the best nutrition for them in a delicious way.

MAKE ANY CHANGES GRADUALLY

It’s a good idea to stick with the same food that your puppy arrived with, (the same that they had at the breeder), for at least the frst few weeks before gradually changing them onto a diet of your choice. This will lead to fewer tummy upsets!

Always make any dietary changes gradually. Sudden changes to the diet can cause tummy upsets. So, if you are either changing to a diferent recipe or changing to a new food, do so gradually over 4-5 days.

“CHOOSE HEALTHY TREATS FULL OF NATURALLY NUTRITIOUS INGREDIENTS”

THE BEST START FOR YOUR PUPPY

Lily’s Kitchen Puppy recipes have been specially created for your growing puppy. These recipes have higher levels of protein to support healthy growth, and prebiotics to support the digestive system.

Our food for puppies contains chelated minerals for easy absorption, salmon oil for healthy skin and fur, and joint support from glucosamine and chrondroitin.

FEEDING YOUR DOG - 1 TO 8 YEARS

Every dog needs a complete and balanced daily diet, full of goodness and wholesome ingredients to keep them in tip top condition. Here you’ll fnd our top tips on feeding your dog - advice on their needs, choosing the right food, tips for mealtimes and giving your four-legged friend all the nutrients they need to live a happy and healthy life.

“EVERY DOG NEEDS A COMPLETE AND BALANCED DAILY DIET, FULL OF GOODNESS AND WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS”

GETTING THE RIGHT BALANCE

A balanced diet will contain all the key nutrients in the correct proportions to allow your dog to be active and healthy. His individual dietary needs will depend on his age, state of health and level of activity.

The seven nutrients vital for your dog’s life are: protein, fats, carbohydrates, fbre, vitamins, minerals and water. These are the building block for each and every cell in the body. They play an important role in maintenance as well as repair, helping to keep your dog physically and mentally healthy. Your dog’s food is the fuel that keeps him active and drives all his bodily functions.

A complete and balanced diet such as Lily’s Kitchen food helps dogs throughout their lives, with the best nutrition for each stage of their development.

MAKING CHANGES TO THEIR DIET

Always make any dietary changes gradually. Sudden changes to the diet can cause tummy upsets. So, if you are either changing to a diferent recipe or changing to a new food, do so gradually over 4-5 days.

FEED AT A REGULAR TIME EACH DAY

Digestion works better when there is a routine feeding time and your dog can eat without feeling stressed. Try and give your dog their meals in a quiet and calm environment.

Ensure that your dog’s bowl is clean for each mealtime.

Most dogs do better on two meals a day rather than just one because it’s easier for them to digest smaller meals. It also helps to make sure their blood sugar levels are kept stable over a prolonged period.

Complete Nutrition With Lily’s Kitchen

“CHOOSE HEALTHY TREATS FULL OF NATURALLY NUTRITIOUS INGREDIENTS”

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