An ideal body condition helps minimize stress on growing bones and joints. And the right balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients helps them grow healthy and strong - in what might seem like the blink of an eye. And this blend of dry puppy food gives them all that including DHA, a nutrient also found in mother's milk, for vision and brain development. It's choosing ingredients that work better together than they ever could on their own that inspired us to call this puppy food SMARTBLEND.
- Real chicken is the #1 ingredient
- Helps maintain ideal body condition & support growing joints
- Easily digestible nutrition with rice for a puppy’s delicate stomach
- Contains DHA to help support vision & brain development
- Natural sources of glucosamine Antioxidant blend to help support a strong immune system Protein-rich, tender, meaty morsels plus crunchy kibble for a taste he’ll love Omega-6 fatty acids help support healthy skin and coat
Chicken, Rice Flour, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Beef Fat Naturally Preserved With Mixed-Tocopherols, Pea Fiber, Glycerin, Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil (Source Of Dha), Liver Flavor, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Caramel Color, Dried Carrots, Dried Peas, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Sulfur. D-4179.
Crude Protein (Min)...28.0%
Crude Fat (Min)...13.0%
Crude Fiber (Max)...6.0%
Linoleic Acid (Min)...1.6%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)(Min)...0.05%
Vitamin A (Min)...15,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Min)...250 IU/kg
Glucosamine* (Min)...400 ppm
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min)...1.8%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Physical Weight: 16.75 lbs. oz
Puppy Feeding: Start puppies on moistened Purina ONE as early as they will nibble at solid foods, generally 3-4 weeks of age. Allow your puppy to eat at will until fully weaned (6-8 weeks). After weaning, feed pups (to six months of age) all of the moistened or dry Purina ONE they will consume at intervals throughout the day. If water is added, use no more than one part warm (not hot) liquid to four parts Purina ONE, changing frequently to ensure freshness. If fed dry, this formula may be kept before pups at all times.
For best results, develop a regular feeding schedule, such as three small meals a day for younger puppies. Gradually reduce the one feeding in the morning to one in the evening as your puppy ages. The routine should not vary.
The Importance of Ideal Body Condition: Research at the Purina PetCare Center indicates that avoiding overfeeding of puppies may help their development. Maintaining ideal body condition is key to encouraging proper growth in all puppies, especially large breeds. The indicated amounts are only a guideline.
If your puppy becomes overweight, a reduction of his daily food intake may be appropriate. You may wish to consult your veterinarian about a weight-control program. Recommended for Growth: This product is for growth of large breed puppies and maintenance of adult dogs--not for reproducing or lactating females. If you have a pregnant or nursing female we recommend Purina ONE SmartBlend Healthy Puppy Formula.
No Supplements Necessary: Purina ONE provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition for the growth of large breed puppies. There is no need to add vitamins, minerals or other supplements, unless specifically directed by a veterinarian.
Fresh Water, Proper Diet & Veterinary Care: Be sure to provide fresh water in a clean container for your dog daily. Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your dog healthy. If your dog hasn't had a check-up in the past year, please make an appointment today.
May Be Served Dry or Moistened: Purina ONE may be fed dry or mixed with water. If mixed, we suggest one part liquid to four parts Purina ONE. It's Not for All Dogs: Purina ONE True Instinct formula is specifically formulated for adult dogs. If you have a puppy, or a pregnant or nursing dog, feed Purina ONE SmartBlend Healthy Puppy Formula.
Making the Switch to Purina One: Although you'll be anxious to see the difference Purina ONE can make in your dog, please allow 7-10 days to ease the transition from your dog(')s current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Purina ONE until you're feeding Purina ONE exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.