Feeding your puppy
The first year of your puppy's life is the most important
Puppy food is available in wet or dry forms, and what you choose will largely depend on your and your puppy's preference. But take care to choose a food that provides everything needed for growth and development. Look for foods that are 'complete'. This means you can feed it to your puppy without the need for supplements or additional food.
As with the food we eat, pet food varies in quality, so make sure you read the packaging to see what benefits it offers your puppy. Some foods contain health enhancing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You should always check that the food doesn't contain added salt. Too much salt can be dangerous for your puppy's kidneys. And if in doubt - ask your vet's advice.
Whatever food you choose, you'll need a couple of good quality, non-tippable feeding bowls; one for food and the other for water. A feeding mat is also a good idea to protect the floor.
Dry or wet?
Dry food is made up of small biscuits called kibbles. It's very convenient to serve and keeps well. It's also cost effective, as you can buy it in large bags.
Wet is available in cans or pouches, a good quality, complete wet food will also provide your pet with all the nutrients they need. It's a little less cost effective than dry, but many owners like to offer it alongside dry food to provide variety.
Hill's puppy food
Hill's puppy food is specially formulated to make sure your pet gets exactly the right balance of nutrients. It contains vitamins and minerals that are proven to help puppies reach their full potential and contains natural DHA for better brain and visual development. Click here for more information.