From weaning (usually at around 3.5 weeks of age until 8 weeks of age, although the product can be fed to older and younger puppies).
Yes, this product meets the nutritional requirements for pregnancy, although the kibble size may be too small for larger breeds.
It is designed to promote healthy growth over a shorter period of time than our Puppy Junior Large Breed diet.
Small and medium breeds have a shorter development span than large and giant breeds.
Upward growth should be complete, which varies between breeds.
Small breeds are generally ready for adult food at around 6-8 months of age.
Medium breeds usually finish sprouting at around 8-12 months of age.
Large breeds are generally ready for adult food at around 12-18 months of age.
Whilst giant breeds usually finish sprouting at 18 months+.
Usually, yes. The kibble size is approximately 12x12x6mm.
For very small puppies who do find the size too large, the kibble can be soaked and mashed with a fork.
Alternatively, toy and miniature breed puppies can be fed Weaning Puppy until maturity.
Puppy/Junior Large Breed is our first choice as it is formulated to provide optimal nutrition for development over a longer period of time than Puppy/Junior for small and medium breeds.
However, Puppy/Junior may be suitable for underweight puppies who require a higher fat diet or those who have a low appetite as it is higher calorie than the Large Breed.
Yes, but if doing so because your puppy has gone off his/her food, be aware that altering the pattern of behaviour leading to fussy eating (or reducing the amount offered, especially if treats and training rewards are fed too) can often be more effective than changing the variety of food.
Yes, a supportive diet may be of benefit. This product is likely to be a very good option if your puppy’s symptoms are known or suspected to be caused by an adverse response to meat or grain. However, do be aware that there are many other causes of loose stools including over-feeding, picking up things to eat/drink outside, infection and medical problems. In such cases, addressing and treating the root cause is essential. Puppies with diarrhoea can dehydrate quickly, so do seek veterinary advice. If your puppy has had problems on another brand of food which was also fish and potato based, our regular Puppy/Junior (chicken and rice based) might be a better option if an adverse food reaction is suspected.
Yes, as with all of our growth diets, it has been formulated to be complete and balanced, and safe to feed for the duration of your puppy’s development.
Yes, we generally suggest covering the kibble with hot water and leaving it to steep under a clean tea towel for about ½ hour prior to serving to soften it.
If you are trying to increase your puppy’s fluid intake, more water can then be added. Make sure the food is not too hot or too cold.
Usually, yes. The kibble size is approximately 16x16x6mm and suits most large and giant breeds well.
For rapid eaters, using an anti-gulp bowl is often more effective than increasing the kibble size.
Large and giant breeds develop over a longer period of time than small and medium breeds.
This recipe has been specially formulated to promote slow, steady growth.
Overly rapid growth is one of the main causes of developmental joint disease.
Yes, as with all of the Arden Grange recipes, it contains glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM.
Puppy/Junior Large Breed has higher levels than the regular Puppy/Junior. Krill (a rich source of Omega-3 EPA and DHA – which are essential fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties) is also included.