Transitioning to Wellness: It is important to slowly transition your puppy from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness by day 7.
How to Feed Your Puppy – As puppies grow up they need to learn when, where and how to eat. Depending on age, puppies need to be fed at the same time and in the same place 2-4 times per day. Food should be removed after 20 minutes, if not eaten. In the beginning, puppy’s food can be moistened with a little warm water.
Determining Feeding Portions: Looking at the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your puppy per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Wellness believes in feeding dry and wet food in combination whenever possible to help increase the level of water in your puppy’s diet.
Nutrition is only one part of the equation! Be sure to give your puppy plenty of love, plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly to help ensure total wellness.
Recommended Feeding Portions (Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup)
Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed.
|WEIGHT||WEIGHT||6-11 WKS||6-11 WKS||3-4 MOS||3-4 MOS||5-7 MOS||5-7 MOS||8-12 MOS||8-12 MOS|
|10||4||1 3/4||201||1 1/2||173||1 1/4||144||1||115|
|15||7||2 1/3||268||2||230||1 3/4||201||1 1/3||153|
|20||9||3||345||2 2/3||306||2 1/4||259||1 3/4||201|
|40||18||5||575||4 1/3||498||3 3/4||431||3||345|
|50||23||–||–||5 1/4||604||4 1/2||518||3 3/4|| 431|
For pregnant or nursing dogs: Since DHA is transferred to puppies in mother’s milk, we recommend feeding this during pregnancy and nursing. When pregnant, feed up to 50% more food according to body weight for 12 mos. For nursing dogs, allow her to eat at will.
Combination Feeding: If feeding with Wellness wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/2 cup (38 g) for every 6 oz (170 g) of wet food.
Calorie Content: This food contains 3,911 kcal/kg or 450 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis.
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AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Wellness Complete Health Puppy Deboned Chicken, Oatmeal & Salmon Meal Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).