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Puppy dog food

The first six months are the "main growth phase". They require high quality protein and nutrients.

Junior dog food

The next 6- 12 months require a reduced protein content to help prevent any growth disorders.

Healthy adult dog food

Now fully grown, finding the right diet to match their energy requirements is key. 

Senior dog food

Now in old age, diets with a lower fat and phosphorus are needed.

What puppy food is best for large breeds

The first six months are the “main growth phase”. During this time, the puppy grows very quickly. With some breeds, the puppy can reach up to 75% of his later weight as an adult dog at this stage. So his need for energy and high-quality nutrients in appropriate amounts is correspondingly high during this period.

A balanced and species-appropriate diet is essential to ensure that any puppy grows up as he should. Dogs with an adult weight of 10 kg or more grow differently in the puppy and young dog phases, so the recipes used in Happy Dog Young products focus on the needs of each stage. Your puppy receives everything his body needs – for healthy growth, a robust immune system, a robust musculoskeletal system, and a glossy coat. Happy Dog Young products combine the highest quality with maximum care.

 

Puppy Main growth phase

The first six months are the “main growth phase”. During this time, baby dogs grow very quickly. With some breeds, the puppy can reach up to 75% of his later weight as an adult dog at this stage. His need for energy and high-quality nutrients in appropriate amounts is correspondingly high during this period.

Growth Phases

 

Junior: Moderate growth phase

It takes another 6 to 12 months before a young dog is fully grown. He spends much more time in this 2nd growth phase. He puts on weight more slowly, So the energy content of the food needs to be reduced to avoid growth disorders. When they reach adult age (roughly 18 months), they should be switched to a suitable Adult product.

And what about the small breeds? Small breeds with an adult weight of up to 10 kg grow faster and grow at a more even rate than large breeds. For this reason, they do not need the 2-phase nutrition concept. Your dog will receive everything he needs from our Mini Baby & Junior range for optimum development.

Best diet for large breed puppies

Happy Dog Baby Giant Lamb & Rice is a poultry-free recipe with an optimum protein and fat content for very large breed puppies from 4 weeks. Tasty lamb, highly digestible rice and New Zealand mussels ensure a balanced diet.

  • Made from high-quality Lamb & Rice and poultry free ingredients
  • Recipe recommended by a veterinarians
  • For very large breed puppies from 4 weeks

 

Best diet for large breed junior dogs

Happy Dog Junior Giant Lamb & Rice has the ideal energy and protein content for young dogs of very large breeds. From 7 months onwards, your pet’s food should have a moderate energy and protein content to avoid rapid growth.

  • Made from high-quality Lamb & Rice and poultry free ingredients
  • Food for late post-growth stage junior dogs
  • For very large breed junior dogs from 7 months onwards

 

Summary

Here is a brief guide to gently changing his food to ensure that your four-legged friend does not have digestive issues. The first thing you will need is time and patience. We recommend that you plan to change the food over seven days so that your dog’s digestive system can gradually get used to the new composition. This is especially important if you are also changing the type of food, i.e. dry food, wet food or BARF.

Changing over food guide