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PUPPY DIET SHEET

This feeding guide should be used in conjunction with common sense and observation of the proper conditioning of your dog. Adjustments, as necessary should be made to maintain optimum weight. Suggested amounts may vary according to age, environment and lifestyle of your dog.

It is important NOT to change your puppys diet too quickly! Your pups tummy needs time to adjust to any changes in order to prevent any upsets, eg. Diarrhoea, so introduce new or different food gradually.

Your puppy has been raised on “IVORY COAT GRAIN FREE CHICKEN PUPPY ALL BREED” which is a specifically designed food that provides a well-balanced diet with all the nutrition your puppy needs for a long and exceptional life. 

Young puppies can have over twice the energy needs of adult dogs, yet they have very small stomachs. “IVORY COAT GRAIN FREE CHICKEN PUPPY ALL BREED” supplies high quality, high protein and easily digestible food with optimum balance between protein and energy.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER FEED YOUR PUP AS ITS PLEADING EYES CAN ALWAYS ENCOURAGE YOU TO TIP A LITTLE MORE FOOD INTO ITS BOWL.

BREAKFAST: 1 cup of “IVORY COAT GRAIN FREE CHICKEN PUPPY ALL BREED” dry food softened slightly with a little hot water, plus roughly 1 tablespoon of yoghurt.

TEA: 1 cup of “IVORY COAT GRAIN FREE CHICKEN PUPPY ALL BREED” softened slightly with a little hot water. Plus roughly 1 tablespoon of raw beef mince.

By 10 weeks you may gradually add a mix of raw beef or chicken mince, blended raw fruit and vegetables as well if you want.

The table above should be taken as a guide only. Food intake will vary depending on sex, weight, age, activity level and environmental conditions.

Your pup should stay on 2 meals a day until it is approximately 12 months of age. The main meal can then be increased to the appropriate amount. Or you can leave your dog on 2 meals a day. Some dogs, especially the active males always need the 2 meals a day. This is also considered kinder if you are working all day.

We think it is in the puppy’s best interest to keep their diet simple at such a young age. By all means when your puppy reaches 10 weeks you can gradually start to introduce vegetables, rice, pasta and meat but the “IVORY COAT GRAIN FREE CHICKEN PUPPY ALL BREED” should always be 75% of their diet until they finish growing otherwise they will not be getting enough calcium which is essential for their growth.