PUPPY FOOD RULES
Puppies of small and dwarf breeds have a number of significant features that must be considered when selecting feed. And this is not only a matter of small size: many organs of “compact” dogs are very sensitive, therefore they require a carefully selected diet.
The puppy’s immune system forms by 12 months. Until this age, the so-called “immune gap” is observed in his body, when the amount of antibodies received with mother’s milk is reduced, and his own immune system has not yet been fully formed. During this period, the puppy is especially vulnerable to various infections and is prone to digestive upsets. Therefore, his body needs support, which he must constantly receive along with daily nutrition.
Thus, PRO PLAN® Small & Mini Puppy with OPTISTART® reduces the risk of intestinal infections and normalizes the balance of the digestive system and intestinal microflora by adding cow colostrum to the feed. Colostrum strengthens the puppy’s immunity, as it contains natural antibodies and bioactive components that the puppy is accustomed to receive with mother’s milk. And the omega-3 fatty acid (DHA) included in PRO PLAN® Small & Mini Puppy fodder ensures the proper development of the brain and vision of the pet.
PRO PLAN® Small & Mini Puppy with OPTISTART®
If you take a puppy from the kennel, where it has already been transferred from mother’s milk to food, you should be accustomed to new food gradually, within 7-10 days, mixing both diets in different proportions and increasing the share of new food by about 10% every day .
Remember: it is in the first year of life of your little pet that the foundation of his health is laid. With proper feeding and active development, your little friend will always be satisfied and energetic!
Sensitive body support
Puppies of small and dwarf breeds have a very small stomach, less than other puppies. But at the same time, they are often characterized by increased activity and consume more energy. Therefore, they need food, which in smaller portions contains more nutrients. They are also often at risk for dental and gum disease – such as plaque deposits, calculus and related bacterial complications, and many miniature breeds (such as Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers) have a particularly sensitive digestive tract. The skin of your little pet may also be sensitive. PRO PLAN® Small & Mini Puppy Sensitive Skin with the OPTIDERMA® complex is ideal for such puppies.
Micronutrients in the feed help maintain healthy skin and coat. Its use minimizes the risk of skin reactions associated with food sensitivity, including because it does not contain gluten.
The main ingredient in the PRO PLAN® Small & Mini Puppy diet is high-quality salmon, which serves as a source of protein, as well as omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Elevated levels of trace elements and antioxidants included in the feed, designed specifically for dogs with sensitive skin.