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How To Choose The Right Puppy Food

The secret to our beloved dogs’ healthy growth lies in choosing the right puppy food. It begs the question: are we providing the right nourishment for our dogs? 

In this article, we address your curiosities about pet food’s impact on your pup’s journey to adulthood and unpack the qualities you’ll want to find in your next puppy food purchase.

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Understanding your puppy’s nutritional needs

Puppy-specific dietary demands

Every pet owner wants to give their beloved dog the best chance at optimal growth. To do so, we must grasp the unique nutritional requirements that set puppies apart from their adult counterparts. When it comes to choosing the ideal diet for your growing pup, four nutritional cornerstones come into play: protein, fat, calcium, and digestible carbohydrates.

Be careful, though! Puppies require a robust dose of all nutrients, but too much of a good thing can spell trouble. For small to medium breeds, excess energy can pave the path to obesity, while large and giant breeds might grapple with abnormal skeletal development. 

So, whether you’re giving your dog fresh food or yummy treats, make sure to pay attention to the nutritional information of your dog’s chow and consult your veterinarian about your pet’s specific diet.

Your assurance of balanced nourishment

In your quest for puppy food brands, the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) serves as a guiding light. AAFCO sets rigorous nutrient standards for pet food, ensuring a complete and balanced diet. Your puppy’s well-being hinges on selecting food that meets AAFCO’s nutrient guidelines or has undergone feeding trials adhering to AAFCO’s meticulous standards.

The National Research Council (NRC) has also released the Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats, a textbook with the recommended dietary guidelines for pets. 

As an AAFCO and NRC compliant brand, Frontier Pets assures pet owners that their dogs are in good hands. By selecting our puppy growth food options, you can be confident that your pet is getting a balanced pup diet that ticks all the boxes.

Better dog food for a better world

An emphasis on high-welfare animal products

Your puppy’s well-being isn’t the only thing we keep in mind. At Frontier Pets, we prioritise free-range (for whole of life) and high-welfare animal products, like humanely raised chicken, turkey, salmon, and pork liver. These premium protein sources form the backbone of a diet that fuels your puppy’s growth and development.

Nourishing pets and the planet

We pride ourselves on being a guardian of sustainability, supporting agriculture practices that benefit both pets and the planet. Ethically-sourced and produced products are at the heart of Frontier Pets because we believe in a harmonious relationship between responsible farming and pet nutrition. Why stop at nourishing pets when we can also nurture a world that they will inherit?

An easier road to nourishment

Regardless of your lifestyle, taking care of your pet can get pretty hectic for a variety of reasons. This is why Frontier Pets doesn’t stop at providing healthy and sustainable treats for your dog; we also make sure that getting and feeding your pup these mouthwatering and nutritious treats is made easier and more accessible. 

Get your puppy food online

Have you been too busy to go shopping for your dog? No worries! Our pet food delivery service has you covered. We even have subscription options that allow you to curate your orders. So, you can choose from our wide range of pet foods online, set your preferred delivery frequency, and voilà! Your furry friend’s food will be on its way. 

Get more bang for your buck

At Frontier Pets, we believe in giving you more. A 4kg puppy food bag gives you 12kg of food for your pet, ensuring you get the best value for your hard-earned money. 

Shelf-stable, no-fuss storage

Storing food can be half the battle when it comes to shopping. Thankfully, our range boasts shelf-stable convenience. So, there’s no need to clear out precious fridge space for your pup’s meals. It’s as simple as finding a cool, dry spot for storage, and you’re good to go.

Wholesome meals in minutes

We understand the need for simplicity in your daily routine. Preparing our dog food is a breeze – just add warm water, and you’ll have a fresh and nutritious meal for your furry companion in as little as 20 seconds.

Frontier Pets’ puppy food range isn’t just about nourishment; it’s about making your life easier while giving your puppy the best start in life. With our puppy food, your convenience and needs aren’t forgotten.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much should I feed my puppy based on its weight?

Wondering how much to feed your dog? Well, it’s all about tailoring it to their weight. Consult the puppy feeding guide on your food packaging or, even better, chat with your trusted veterinarian. 

For a quick estimate on how much food your dog needs based on their weight, age, and more, you can consult Frontier Pets’ feeding calculator. You’ll even see an estimate of how long a bag would last and what the daily cost of feeding is.

What ingredients should I look for in high-quality puppy food?

When it comes to the best food for dog owners to buy, it’s all about the key ingredients: protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Protein’s the superstar here; it’s responsible for those growing muscles and tissues. Meanwhile, fats are essential for vitamins and that much-needed energy boost.

You can find all these essential ingredients in Frontier Pets’ products, from our puppies’ treats to freeze-dried dog food options.

We provide you with options packed with the nutrients your fur baby needs with our high-protein puppy chow made from free-range (for whole of life), GMO-free, preservative-free, filler-free, and organic ingredients.

Should I consult with a veterinarian before choosing puppy food?

Yes! In fact, that’s the golden rule of what to do before diving into puppy food options. Vets are your pup’s best friend in the world of canine nutrition. They will help you choose the perfect food, determine the right portions based on your pup’s weight and activity level, and ensure those nutritional needs are met.

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A trusted dog food partner for your pet’s wellness

From the moment our dogs come home with us, every nourishment decision we make as pet parents counts. With our holistic approach, which doesn’t just elevate your dog’s health but also fosters a more sustainable future for all animals, choosing your essentials for your pet’s puppy food journey becomes a no-brainer. 

Turn to Frontier Pets for pet foods Australia locals trust and join us in creating a better tomorrow for our pets and the world, one bowl at a time. 

If you have questions or need assistance, our friendly, Australian-based staff are ready to help. We ship directly to you within twenty-four hours, anywhere in Australia.

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