The ideal food for puppies

Alimento elaborado especialmente para cachorros

The dog under one year has specific nutritional needs that we must cover by choosing a suitable food for them.


Puppy’s nutritional needs

The feeding always has to adapt to the age of the dog.

After the period of lactation (which lasts until two months of age) the dog will eat solid food and it is very important to choose one that provides everything the puppy need.

A young dog burns more energy, so his food should provide him proteins and fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to the appropriate extent.

Proteins should be the basis of the puppy’s diet, followed by fats (main sources of energy).

Vitamins and minerals are also essential in their diet, because they stimulate the functioning of the immune system and help cells and organs to perform their functions correctly.

Carbohydrates, in addition to being one of the energy sources that the dog uses (after fats), have a primordial role at intermediary metabolism: The dog obtains glucose by the consumption of carbohydrates and this glucose is essential to convert fats into energy. Rice is the ideal source of carbohydrates for the dog.


Alimento elaborado especialmente para cachorros


What is an ideal food for a puppy

Before weaning, the dog should begin to eat solid food, which will be combined with breast milk. After two months, the solid food will be the dog’s nutritional base and should be administered in three doses a day.

In order to meet their needs, it is important that this food is composed in greater percentage by meat and fish (no flavorings or meat byproducts) and that includes only cereals such as rice, which provides many benefits and is the only one that, as it is gluten free, it does not produce intolerance or allergies (it is not considered as a source of allergens by the European Union).


Alimento elaborado especialmente para cachorros


In Mediterranean Natural we manufacture our Delicias for puppies, a complete food that is ideal for dogs of all sizes for the following reasons:


1.- Chew easily and is attractive and tasty to the palate.

Being a semi-moist food, it is very soft and the dog chews very easily and it is high palatability food thanks to the quality of the raw material with which it is made (meat and fish from the human food chain).

During lactation and after it, a semi-moist food such as Delicias facilitates the puppy’s transit to solid food and, without doubt, will become their favorite food.


2.- It is highly digestible.

Delicias contains natural antioxidants, such as the oregano oil, which inhibits the growth of intestinal parasites and stimulates bile.


3.- Help the puppy in his daily activity and in his development.

The fish and meat used for our Delicias are cooked at low temperature, provide high quality protein to the dog (high biological value and easy absorption) that help their organic and muscular development.


4.- Help with good health and joint development.

Our semi-moist Delicias for puppies contains prawn and crab extract, which provides glucosamine to the body.

This glucosamine favours the development of cartilaginous tissues and protects the joints, keeping them healthy. It is very beneficial in cases of osteoarthritis or hip dysplasia, for example, sometimes even very young dogs suffer.

In addition, Delicias for puppies contains milk, which provides calcium and phosphorus, also helping the joint development.


5.- Help the body to perform its functions normally.

Delicias provides vitamins and minerals essential for the body: vitamins A, D and E and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper, helping cells and organs to perform their functions.


Alimento elaborado especialmente para cachorros


6.- Helps maintain the cardiovascular health.

Our semi-moist food provides monounsaturated fatty acids such as Oleic Acid (Omega 9) and polyunsaturated acids such as Omega 3 and 6, which, among other properties, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

In addition, it does not contain trans fatty acids, responsible for the increased risk of heart disease.


7.- Help the proper functioning of the immune system.

Vitamins A and E and the iron, copper and zinc that our food provides help to the immune response of the puppy organism.


8.- Provide the necessary carbohydrates reducing the risk of food intolerances.

Delicias is a gluten free food. We use rice in its elaboration because it provides the carbohydrates that the dog needs, produces less food intolerances and it is not among those qualified as allergens by the European Union (EU Regulation No. 1169/2011).


9.- Take care of the hair and the skin.

Its monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (high quality) and oregano oil help keep hair and skin healthy.


10.- Dyes free, flavorings free, cannical byproducts free and GMO freed.

Delicias is made with ingredients that have not been genetically modified and it is not contain artificial colourants, flavorings, and meat byproducts.


In the following video you can see where and how our Delicias are made, what benefits they bring to the health of your puppy and how to manage it.


Remember that the health of your puppy depends directly on his diet, so you should take care it and you make sure you bring everything he needs.


Does your puppy tasted our Delicias? We encourage you to do it!

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