What nutrition does my puppy need?
May 22, 2018
Every owner wants their puppy to start off on the best foot and one of the best ways to do this is to make sure they are fed well in the early stages of their lives. The first year of your puppy’s life is when they do most of their growing, and a diet packed full of the right nutrients can help support their development into adulthood.
Ideally, every puppy’s diet should include high-quality proteins to help build their muscle mass. Proteins are the essential building blocks for muscle development but can also assist with developing a healthy skin and coat. The Eukanuba Puppy range is specially made with highly digestible animal proteins and high levels of DHA, essential for the growth of developing puppies so they can reach their full potential.
Fats are especially important in a puppy’s diet. Puppies need a balance of certain fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6, that not only help them absorb certain vitamins, but also promote healthy skin, a shiny coat and provide them with plenty of energy.
Along with proteins and fats, carbohydrates are one of the three main nutrients a dog needs. Puppies are incredibly active and can be quite a handful. They need plenty of energy to help keep them going and carbohydrates are an excellent source of energy that can be accessed quickly.
Vitamins and Minerals
All dogs, and especially puppies, need certain vitamins and minerals to maintain their overall health and well-being. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron help maintain bodily functions and prevent dietary deficiencies, while vitamin E helps support your puppy’s developing immune system and vitamin A helps to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Why nutrition is so important
Puppies experience a massive growth spurt from birth until they are around fifteen months old. In order to give them the best preparation for a healthy adult life, their diet needs to provide them with plenty of support during this important time. When it comes to choosing what to feed your puppy, you should consider choosing a high-quality diet that is formulated especially for what they need to pave the way to a healthy adulthood. The Eukanuba Puppy range is specially made for the needs of growing puppies by supporting the development of their bones and joints and most importantly, providing them with all the energy they need.