Not unlike a human baby, puppies need special nutritional care to ensure
proper growth and development.
Ideally, puppies rely on mother's milk for the first few weeks of their
life. They are usually ready to be weaned at around week six. Even before
that, at about week three, you can begin introducing some solid food to your
Puppies generally need about twice the amount of nutrition, on a
pound-for-pound basis, as adult dogs. But quantity does not always replace
quality. Just as too little nutrition can stunt proper growth, too much may
be just as hazardous. In general, puppies require more protein, iron and
By recognizing some keys to optimal care, you can find the right nutrition
to support your puppy¹s health and well-being.
Sure, we each see things differently. And there's a pretty good reason for that, when it comes to dogs.
It is believed our canine friends have a narrower color spectrum, tend to see in shades
of blue and yellow, and nearby items tend to be less sharp. However, they also have better
peripheral vision, detect motion better, and see better in partial lighting than humans.
The structure of the dog's eye tends to make them vulnerable to eye disease or injuries.
Puppies in particular tend to get more eye irritants,
presumably because they are clumsy and
lower to the ground. To help puppies build and maintain vision health, we added Taurine for its contribution to maintaining retinal structure and vision.
This abnormality in the development of the hip joint is largely an inherited condition,
though there is also indication that rapid growth and weight gain may be contributing factors.
Our Performatrin Ultra Puppy Formulation contains optimum levels and ratios of calcium and when fed
according to direction may lessen environmental and contributing factors towards the development of
Hip Dysplasia. See additional commentary in our Dog Health Section titled "Degenerative Joint Disease". In spite of attending environmental or contributing factors, if there is no genetic predisposition, a dog will not develop Hip Dysplasia.
Dental Care and Breath
We love our canine family members, but sometimes their breath can be a little much. Bad breath,
or the infamous "dog breath" can be a sign of dirty teeth. We have developed our kibble to offer a
special crunch to dogs, offering a healthy "dental floss" to the sides of the teeth.