Maybe you're getting ready for your brand new puppy to move in - or maybe you're looking for a new type of puppy food for your picky puppy. Then you have come to the right place!
If you have a puppy of a large dog breed, it is important that you choose dog food for puppies that belongs to a large breed. It could be that you are the lucky owner of a St. Bernard, Labrador, Golden Retriever, Newfoundland, Dalmatian, Rough-haired Cocker Spaniel or German Shepherd.
For your cuddly and beautiful puppy to develop into a healthy and fit adult dog, you should choose your puppy dog food carefully. We help you along the way - and when you are ready to buy, you will find a large selection of quality dog food for puppies at PetLux.
Only the best is good enough for your lovely puppy!
Best puppy food for large dog breeds
Your little puppy is growing fast. All large dog breeds grow a lot and strongly as puppies. Puppies of large dog breeds also have some catching up to do – a large adult dog often has a shoulder height of at least 60 centimeters.
Depending on the breed of dog your puppy is, he can double his weight many times from puppy to fully grown dog.
Your large breed puppy must have dog food with a different composition of vitamins, proteins and minerals compared to puppies of smaller breeds. There are special dog foods that are adapted to the dog's breed or size, and you can be sure that your puppy gets all the nutrition and energy he needs.
Feeding a large puppy breed
Your large breed puppy needs vitamins, fats, proteins, fats and carbohydrates to build healthy muscles, joints and bones. The dog food you give your puppy helps to lay the foundation for a long and healthy life for your dog.
If your dog gets the best puppy food, you will be able to prevent many problems later on in the dog's life. Large dogs can, for example, develop stomach/intestinal problems, arthritis or allergies. With the right puppy food in the puppy's early years, you will not only get a happy and healthy puppy but also a healthy adult dog for many years to come.
Dog food for puppies - important to know
Your puppy will grow so much in 12-18 months in comparison to how a human does in 18 years. This places great demands on the puppy's nutrition, training and experiences during his first year of life.
The appropriate puppy food will have an impact on your dog's happiness and energy level in everyday life. The puppy should be healthy and ready to learn to handle the many sensory impressions he receives every day. Puppy food contains all the important sources of energy as well as calcium and phosphorus, which strengthen your puppy's growth. Some large dog breeds also have a particularly high level of activity, and you can also take this into account when choosing puppy food for your dog.
How to feed your puppy
Your puppy must have good experiences with his food right from the start. The puppy food must be appetizing for your dog so that he eats enough. It is also important that the puppy is allowed to eat in peace.
You can choose to soften the puppy food with warm water. It will make the puppy food even more fragrant for the dog and stimulate his appetite. Allow the puppy food to soak up the water and make sure the water has cooled before serving the dog food to your puppy. A burnt tongue, because the food is too hot, will create an unpleasant memory, so make sure the food is at a comfortable temperature.
"How much food should a puppy have?" dog owners often ask us. On the puppy food packet, you should be able to view a feeding guide that gives the recommended amount of food. It's a good place to start - but keep a close eye on your puppy's food supply. If he becomes too thick or thin, adjust the amount and consult our food advisors.
How long should I feed puppy food?
Your large breed puppy should be fed puppy dog food until he is around 12-18 months old. A rule of thumb is that your puppy should have reached 80 percent of his adult weight before he is ready for adult dog food.
As previously mentioned, puppies of large dog breeds grow slower than small dogs, so even if you think your puppy has shot up tremendously, he is not necessarily fully developed.
Extremely large dog breeds can take up to 18 months to reach adult size. The puppy must get good growth conditions as long as he is growing, so let the large dog breed get puppy food for longer.
Signs of a healthy puppy
You must follow your puppy's development closely. Keep an eye on whether the puppy is getting either too fat or too thin, whether he is eating enough, or whether he seems happy and active. The puppy's fur should be shiny and he should follow his family's life with zest and curiosity.
If your puppy gets a little too round, you can cut back on the amount of food, and if he gets too thin, you can put a little extra food in his bowl or switch to a different type of puppy food. Some puppies are pickier than others, and your puppy may be one of them.
Large selection of food for puppies
When you buy puppy food from Petlux, you can be sure you are getting high-quality puppy food. Each product is selected based on high-quality ingredients and flavor, so your puppy will likely enjoy it. If you need help and advice, you are welcome to contact us.
We hope you find the best puppy food for your large puppy breed!