Large breed puppies have different dietary needs than their smaller canine cousins. In fact, the physical well-being of these future giants depends upon a special formula. Without the right balance of protein, calcium, and phosphorus levels, such puppies tend to overdo it. Simply put, they grow too fast and their developing bones can't handle the weight. Their skeletal systems bend and could possibly break. Many of these beautiful creatures are hobbled for life as a result.
Here's what you need to know to grow big and healthy puppies:
Eukanuba® Unique Large Breed Puppy Nutrition
Eukanuba nutritionists have determined an optimal formula to help fuel the growth of large breed puppies with nutrition that nourishes their growing body, without overdoing it. Here’s what they found:
- Large breed puppies (defined as animals that are expected to weight more than 50 pounds as adults) should eat three times per day.
- The makeup of their food should include 27 percent protein, 15 percent fat, 0.8 to 0.9 percent calcium, and 0.7 percent phosphorus to ensure good health.
- The perfect balance of protein, energy, and minerals for large breed pets is available in Eukanuba puppy formulas.
Big puppies make fantastic dogs. With the help of Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy dry dog food, you can help make sure you give yours a healthy foundation for life.