What to feed your dogs through their life stages
All pets have different nutritional requirements at different stages of their life – puppy, adult and senior. Our ranges include puppy and senior recipes, so that your dog gets all the right vitamins, minerals and nutrition for their life stage.
Although our feeding guides start at two months of age, puppy recipes can be included in their diet from 3-4 weeks of age. Puppies will need to be slowly introduced to solids slowly over two weeks. This can be introduced by soaking the kibble with warm water for the first stage of this process. Puppies should then be gradually weaned off their mother’s milk and being fed puppy food solely by around 7-9 weeks of age. We recommend 3-4 small meals per day, following the suggested feeding guide of the food.
We recommend feeding your dog puppy food until they are around one year of age, though this largely depends on their breed and size. Small breed dogs mature faster (around 6-9 months), whereas large and giant breed dogs mature more slowly, and may not reach full growth until around two years.
After one year of age, we recommend that you switch to adult recipes. Our grain free range offers the widest variety of flavours and is great for dogs with any sensitivity towards grains and gluten. Our foods come in small and large breed sizes, which not only introduces an appropriate kibble size, but also a tailored recipe for the breed’s needs.
Small breeds will need food with a high energy content, as they have a higher metabolic rate. Large breed dogs will need a food that has a controlled level of protein, energy, calcium and phosphorus to sustain their steady growth.
As the average life expectancy for dogs is between 10 and 13 years of age, we recommend switching to a senior diet to support their health in their golden years.
Senior dogs require a diet with protein levels, calories, vitamins and mineral content that is carefully controlled to help avoid obesity, aid the immune system and limit pain in ageing joints.
Senior recipes are ideal for ageing pets, and they include an excellent source of high-quality protein with a minimum of 26% Freshly Prepared meat. This meat is highly digestible & palatable and has a high essential amino acid availability, which assists in tissue growth and repair.
Our recipes have added Omega 3 to supply those essential fatty acids EPA and DHA which support an excellent skin & coat condition. DHA is necessary for the development of the central nervous system and retinol function. They also have anti-inflammatory properties and help with improved cognitive and visual development.