Supports neural and brain health
Helps maintain healthy heart and eyes
Helps develop healthy muscles
Helps support healthy skin and coat
Helps support healthy bones and teeth
|Crude Protein (Min.)||28.0%|
|Crude Fat (Min.)||17.0%|
|Crude Fiber (Max.)||4.5%|
|Eicosapentaenoic + Docosahexaenoic Acid (Min.)||0.4%|
|Vitamin E (Min.)||100 IU/kg|
|Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.)||200 mg/kg|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min.)||0.5%|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min.)||3.0%|
|*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.|
Calorie Content (Calculated): ME = 3,900 kcal/kg; 400 kcal/8 oz cup Note: The calories can vary slightly over time due to naturally occurring variation in ingredients, processing and analyses.
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® Original Ultra® Whole Body Health® Chicken, Brown Rice, Duck Meal Puppy Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Growth, Gestation, Lactation and Maintenance.
|Weight (lb)||Up to 3 Months||3–6 Months||6–9 Months||9–12 Months||12–18 Months||Adult Maintenance|
|1 - 10 lb.||Up to ¾||Up to 1||Up to 1 ⅛||Adult||Adult||Up to 1|
|10 - 20 lb.||Up to 1 ½||1 - 1 ⅔||1 ⅛–1 ¾||1–1 ⅔||Adult||1–1 ½|
|20 - 30 lb.||Up to 2||1 ⅔ - 2 ¼||1 ¾–2 1/3||1 ⅔–2 ¼||Adult||1 ½–2|
|30 - 40 lb.||Up to 2 ½||2 ¼ - 3||2 1/3–3 ¼||2 ¼–3||Adult||2–2 ¾|
|40 - 60 lb.||Up to 3 ½||3 - 4 ¼||3 ¼–4||3–4 ¼||Adult||2 ¼–3 ½|
|60 - 80 lb.||Up to 4 ¼||4 ¼ - 5||4–5 ¼||4–5||3 ¾–5||3 ¼–4 ½|
|80 - 100 lb.||Up to 4 ½||5 - 6||5 ¼–6 ¼||5–6 ¼||5–6||4 ½–5 ½|
|100 - 200 lb.||Up to 5||5 - 6 ½||6 ¼ & Up||6 ½ & Up||6 ¼ & Up||5 ¼ & Up|
*Based on a standard 8 oz measuring cup.
Amounts will depend on age, activity, environment and temperament. Helping to decrease dog obesity means keeping your puppy at ideal body condition throughout its growth and early adulthood. Puppies that become small/medium size dogs (up to 70 lb) can be transitioned to Natural Balance's All Life Stages Formulas at 9–12 months. Puppies that become larger size dogs (over 70 lb) can be transitioned to Natural Balance's All Life Stage Formulas at 12–18 months.
For Dogs with Unique NeedsPregnant and Nursing Dogs: Adjust feeding amounts in order to maintain ideal body condition. Feed multiple meals per day with daily amounts divided into smaller meals. Can be moistened. For pregnant dogs, minimal increase is needed during first 6 weeks of pregnancy. After 6 weeks, until whelping, increase amount of food up to 25% more than normal adult maintenance amounts. For nursing dogs, begin increasing amount fed immediately after whelping. Depending on the size of the litter, the amounts needed to maintain ideal body condition will increase up to 50% more than normal adult maintenance amounts.
Feeding ManagementProvide daily amounts of food divided into the smaller meals. Moisten food until just soft for the early weaning period. Pick up leftover food and discard in order to maintain freshness. As puppies grow teeth and can bite dry food, reduce the amount of water added to the food.
Adjust feeding amounts to maintain steady growth and ideal body condition throughout your puppy’s growth period. Puppies that become larger adult dogs will grow more slowly and for more months than small dogs.
Get your puppy off to a good start with a first and then regular veterinary visits. Keep fresh water available at all times.