Bringing home a new puppy can be an overwhelming experience; you’re still getting to know their unique personality, how to look after them, and most importantly, learning what to feed them! The quality of the food you choose to feed your new puppy will go a long way in ensuring their health in the future and sets the foundation for their overall health and wellness.
While dry food is great for adults, canned or wet food is arguably more suited for puppies as it’s softer and easier to digest, easier on their developing teeth, and has a high moisture content. Canned foods also typically have a higher protein content and fewer “filler” ingredients too, and so are ideal for growing pups.
Of course, there are a ton of different puppy foods available on the market, and choosing the right one can certainly be challenging. We’ve done all the heavy lifting and found 10 of the best puppy foods on the market. Below, we list these foods complete with in-depth reviews to help you choose the best canned food for your new puppy. Let’s get started!
When can I safely switch my puppy to adult food?
It’s important not to switch your puppy to adult food too soon.
That’s because adult dog food can contain too much calcium… which can increase a puppy’s risk of developing canine hip dysplasia… especially for certain breeds.
Since breeds age at different rates, the table below can help you choose the best time to SAFELY change your puppy to adult dog food.
|Small breed||< 20 lbs||9-12 mos|
|Medium breed||20-50 lbs||12-14 mos|
|Large breed||50-100 lbs||15-18 mos|
|Giant breed||100+ lbs||18-24 mos|
* Weight when fully grown
Your puppy will love these foods
Have you wondered what the difference is between dry and wet dog food? And which one you should feed your new puppy?
It can be confusing to try to figure out the best diet for your new dog, especially with so many food options out there.
And when it comes to giving your puppy wet food, there are some positives and negatives that you should consider before feeding it to him.
The Dodo spoke to Dr. Keston Smith, medical director at Bond Vet, and Dr. Sara Ochoa, a veterinarian consultant at Senior Tail Waggers, to find out what the benefits of feeding your pup canned food are and their recommendations for the best wet puppy foods you can buy.
Blue Buffalo — Wilderness Turkey and Chicken Grill Grain-free
Give your puppy and an incredible mix of healthy ingredients to ensure both healthy physical and cognitive growth. Blue Buffalo Wilderness Turkey and Chicken Grill Grain-free will give your puppy all the nutritional power without the risk of indigestion. Your pup will get enough DHA and fatty acids from the meal so you won’t need to add a lot of supplements to their diet.
What is the best wet food to feed a puppy?
Dr. Smith recommends Royal Canin, and Dr. Ochoa recommends Purina Pro Plan, Royal Canin, Eukanuba and Hill’s Science Diet. All of these puppy foods meet the AAFCO nutrition recommendations.
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