Q: What is your puppy eating and how long should they eat it for? (Rescue recommendation for large breed puppies)
A: Purina ONE SmartBlend Natural Puppy Dog Food
Purina ONE SmartBlend Natural Puppy Dog Food
- 31.1 Lb. Bag – Purina One Smartblend Natural Large Breed Formula Dry Puppy Food
- Real Chicken Is The #1 Ingredient; Calorie Content (FED): 3759 kcal/kg, 361 kcal/cup
- Easily Digestible Nutrition With Rice For Your Puppy’S Delicate Stomach
- High Protein To Support His Strong Muscles And Heart
- Natural Sources Of Glucosamine Help Support His Growing Joints
Q: Do I need to have my puppy on food to promote healthy hips and joints since my dog is a large breed?
A: From now till they are about 6 months old we do recommend they stay on the Purina ONE SmartBlend Natural Puppy Dog Food. After they are 6 months old we would encourage you to take them to your local vet to have their hips x-rayed to make sure that they are developing properly. If your vet says your pet is prone to hip dysplasia or joint issues consider changing to a vet recommended food brand.
Here are some local vets we prefer (native to the Queen Creek/ San Tan Valley area):
Q: Any tips for if my puppy is eating to quickly?
A: If you are looking for help getting your puppy to slow down when they eat there are a lot of great slow feeder options out there to help. Here are a few we have tried and really like!
Outward Hound Fun Feeder Dog Bowl Slow Feeder Stop Bloat for Dogs
- PROMOTES FUN HEALTHY EATING – Fun Feeder Slo-Bowls help dogs eat up to 10X slower
- IMPROVES DIGESTION – These dog bowls naturally improve digestion by allowing dogs to forage for their food through the fun patterns and mazes
- VETERINARIAN RECOMMENDED -Vets recommend Fun Feeder Slo-Bowls to aid in digestion and help prevent bloat.Lead free
- NON SLIP BASE & FOOD SAFE MATERIALS – Fun Feeder Slo-Bowls won’t slip or slide & are made with food-safe materials that are BPA, PVC & Phthalate free. Made with high-quality, food-safe ABS plastic
- PROPER PORTIONS- The Large Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl holds up to 4 cups of dry kibble, the Small holds 2 cups & the X-Small holds 3/4 cup. All Fun Feeders work great for dry or wet food diets
Snuffle Mat for Dogs, Dogs Slow Feeding Training, Encourages Natural Foraging Skills, Pet Play Puppy Interactive Puzzle Toys, Durable and Machine Washable, Perfect for Any Breed
- 【Improve Sensitivity and Stress Release】10 minutes snuffle=1 hour outdoor running, can help dogs relieve stress and relax when you leave he/she alone at home. Let the dog get training and fun while foraging and increase interaction with you.
【Engage Your Dog’s Sense of Smell】Puts your dog’s nose and brain to work by mimicking the hunt for food in nature.
【Easy-To-Fill Feeding Mat 】The wooly snuffle mat with 6 Side Bowls and anti-Slip bottom, it is not only a feeding mat for dogs, but also a great puzzle toy to cause dog’s curiosity and stimulate the dog’s play interest, encouraging natural foraging skills.
【Machine Washable 】Sustainably handmade from upcycled materials.
This puppy play mat might keep him occupied and challenged for a while, it makes his feeding time take longer!Great for fast eaters. Nosework training perfect for small medium dogs.