Small breed pups have different nutritional needs than bigger dogs. That's because they have faster metabolisms and reach maturity more quickly. This means they need higher levels of protein, fat, calcium, and phosphorus to support growth and development of bones, muscles, and other tissues. Moreover, their mouths and tummies are smaller, so their meals must come in the form of a petite kibble. Be sure to consider the benefits of a specially designed puppy food like Eukanuba® Small Breed Puppy to help bring the best in your tiny wingman.
Eukanuba Unique Small Breed Puppy Nutrition
The nutritionists at Eukanuba know that puppies need twice as much energy as adult dogs. That's why they pack their special formulas for small breeds with high-quality ingredients including:
- Antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamin E (to promote a healthy immune system)
- Fiber such as beet pulp
- Digestible carbohydrates such as barley and grain sorghum (these release energy more slowly following a meal than conventional grains)
- Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (to support skin and coat health)
Your Puppy’s Feeding Schedule
Make sure mealtimes include kibble two to three times per day from the time your puppy is weaned until about 4 months of age. Then, graduate her to adult dog food and serve breakfast and dinner with no more meals in between. Also, be sure to provide fresh water with every meal to help her wash it all down.