At eight weeks, most puppies are deemed ready for their new homes. If you’re like us, you’ll be counting down the days until youfinally get to bring home your new bundle of fluff. As a new puppy parent, you want nothing less than the absolute best.
Yet, like the expression “mother knows best,” a puppy’smother is the one who can provide the best nutrition. The mix of milk protein and meat protein (from mom’s diet) is biologically appropriate for growing canines. Unfortunately, puppies today are often weaned from their mother’s milk earlier than they would be in the wild.
In the wild, puppies would nurse for months before being weaned onto solid food.
This means the most critical stage of their physical development lacks full and proper nutrition. Puppies would normally get this from mother beyond their first eight weeks. With domesticated dogs, we typically send puppies to their new homes just after that two-month marker.
As their new parents, it’s on us to backfill their diet with added nutritional support.Thankfully, there is no shortage of supplement options for our new pups. From treats, to chewables, to supplement powders for their food, it can feel overwhelming.
As a healthy rule of thumb, look for the following ingredients to bolster your young puppy’s diet:
We hear this a lot in our dog-loving community. Many say that they give their puppy goat’s milk to help bridge the gap between mom’s milk and solid foods. However, goats are herbivores and their diet is limited to vegetation. In comparison, dogs are carnivores and they need a different set of micro and macro nutrients for proper nutrition and development.
Case in point: it’s just not the same.
Like most mammals, your new puppy grows best on their own mother’s milk. But,of course, once you bring them home that doesn’t become an option anymore.
So, what’s the best solution for making sure your puppy’s development stays on track?
First, it’s important to make sure your puppy gets the appropriate nutrition in the transition to a traditional commercial diet. The key word istransition. Your puppy needs to make agradualtransition from mother’s milk, to puppy food, to adult dog food.
We crafted Puppy Gold specifically for this exact transition!We include probiotics, healthy oils, milk and animal proteins, and a proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals.
With immunity factors found in mom’s milk, our Puppy Gold formula helps jump start an impenetrable immune system. In addition, you’ll deliver a powerful blend of essential nutrients that targets skeletal and muscular formation. This provides extra support those early days growth and organ development.
Our formula provides your precious puppy with everything she needs for healthy, early growth. While your puppy may miss her mother’s milk, she’ll still be well-nourished for this critical stage in her mental and physical development.
First, it's important to note that mama and her puppies have different serving sizes. For mama, it's a weight-based serving size, and for puppies, the serving size depends on how much food you feed them.
Be sure to check out the INSTRUCTIONS tab on the Puppy Gold product page for daily serving size charts.
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Is your family growing by four paws? A new dog or puppy brings a ton of love, joy, and picture-perfect moments. You’ll see your family members in a new light as they take on roles as the dog’s teachers, caretakers, and best friends. As you count down the days until you introduce a new dog to your household, try these tips to ensure a smooth transition and foster a lifelong bond with your whole family.