As we know, dogs come in various different shapes and sizes, as well as lifestages ie; puppy, adult and senior stage. In order to keep them healthy did you know they all have different nutritional needs.
Puppy – 4 weeks to 12 months
Puppies require a delicate balance of calcium and phosphorus to support skeletal development.
High digestibility and energy density to meet growth requirements.
Omega 3 to support development of cognitive and visual function.
Adult – 1 year to 7 years
Small breeds need a food with a higher energy (kcal/100g) due to having a higher metabolic rate.
Large breeds need more controlled protein, energy, calcium and phosphorus levels for steady growth.
Working dogs need a higher daily energy intake as their energy output is greater than the pet dog.
Senior – 7 years plus
Senior dogs require higher fibre levels and reduced oils and fats level/energy per 100g.
They also require reduced fat levels as senior dogs are likely to gain more weight due to reduced activity levels.
Senior dogs also benefit from joint support supplements such as Omega 3, Glucosamine, MSM and Chondroitin.