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Puppy & Junior
Salmon Formula

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VetSpec Puppy & Junior Salmon Formula contains highly specific supplements to ensure optimum growth and development of your young dogs through to twelve months when they can be successfully transferred to one of the VetSpec Healthy Dog Adult Formulas. VetSpec Puppy & Junior Salmon Formula is a Veterinary Specification, CEREAL-GRAIN-FREE, Super Premium dry dog food including 55% Salmon with added vegetables and herbs. It is a completely balanced dog food suitable for all puppies and junior dogs from four weeks of age. 

 

Ideal for

  • Giving your new dog the best start in life
  • Growing puppies from four weeks of age
  • Puppies with sensitive stomachs
  • Correct limb and bone development
  • The development of healthy muscles

Composition:

Salmon meal (29.0%), potato (27.2%), fresh salmon (21.6%), salmon oil (4.7%), peas (5.0%), whole linseeds, sugar beet pulp, sunflower oil, calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, culinary herbs blend (dried seaweed, chicory extract as source of fructo-oligosaccharides (0.08%), yeast extract as source of mannan-oligosaccharides (0.08%), alfalfa, yucca extract, rosemary, fennel, basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, aniseed)

Additives

Vitamins: 

Vitamin A 20000iu/kg, Vitamin D3 2000iu/kg, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate) 250iu/kg, Biotin 3.3mg/kg, L-carnitine 250mg/kg

Trace Elements:

Iodine as calcium iodate 1.5mg/kg, Iron as iron (ll) sulphate monohydrate 40mg/kg, Iron as iron (ll) chelate of amino acids hydrate 10mg/kg, Copper as copper (ll) sulphate pentahydrate 5mg/kg, Copper as copper (ll) chelate of amino acids hydrate 1mg/kg, Zinc as zinc oxide 100mg/kg, Zinc as zinc chelate of amino acids hydrate 25mg/kg, Manganese as manganese (ll) oxide 25mg/kg, Manganese as manganese (ll) chelate of amino acids hydrate 5.0mg/kg, Selenium as selenized yeast inactivated 0.1mg/kg

Amino acids: 

D, L-methionine 232mg/kg, Lysine HCl 200mg/kg, Taurine 1000mg/kg

Technological Additives:

With antioxidants (tocopherol extracts from vegetable oils)

Analytical Constituents:

CRUDE PROTEIN 29.0%, CRUDE OILS & FATS 17.5%, OMEGA-3 3.67%, OMEGA-6 3.51%, CRUDE ASH 5.5%, CRUDE FIBRE 2.0%

Puppy 1-2 monthsDaily Feed Amount Puppy 3-6 monthsDaily Feed Amount Puppy 6-12 monthsDaily Feed Amount
 Weight (kg)  Weight (g)    Weight (kg)  Weight (g)    Weight (kg)  Weight (g)
0.5 40   1.0 60   2.5 100
2.0 90   3.0 125   5.0 160
5.0 200   7.0 275   15.0 380
7.5 300   13.0 440   25.0 600
10.0 375   17.0 550   40+ 800+

A GREEN VetSpec Measure holds approximately 200g of VetSpec Complete Dog Food - Puppy & Junior Salmon Formula

This table is intended as a guide only and exact feeding amounts should be varied according to your puppy’s breed, sex, condition and activity levels. Puppies should be fed 3-4 times per day. When introducing VetSpec into your puppy’s diet we advise that this is done gradually over a period of 5-10 days until it replaces all other food. Fresh drinking water should always be available.

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Technical Focus

Food digestibility in young dogs

Rapidly growing young dogs have higher requirements for energy and nutrients than adult dogs but have less digestive capacity and smaller mouths and teeth. This is especially true of smaller and toy breeds. It is therefore imperative that the digestibility of the diet ingredients is as high as possible and the quality of the ingredients is also optimal. However, it is important to remember that every dog’s efficiency of feed conversion is different and therefore owners should assess body condition regularly and adjust the amount of food fed to maintain the ideal body condition throughout the growth period. Over-feeding a young growing dog can lead to hyperplastic obesity which can lead to health problems later in life.