Question by  genevieve217 (17)

What makes puppy food different from adult dog food?

Do you really have to give puppies puppy food?


Answer by  tofuturk (581)

Puppy food generally has a lower protein level than adult dog food. It is designed to ensure slow even growth. This is especially important for large breed dogs who mature slowly. Vitamin, mineral and calorie levels may also be adjusted for a growing puppies needs. The size of the kibble is small to aid in chewing and digestion.


Answer by  azgk11 (66)

It is preferable to give your puppy a high quality food richer in nutrients than standard dog food. This will help your puppy during the time he is growing and developing.


Answer by  Bob53 (414)

Dog foods labeled for puppies verses dog food labeled for adult dogs generally have more calories from protein and fat. This will help your dog grow strong and burn a lot of energy. Your puppy will probably do fine on either food, so it's up to you.


Answer by  withluck (1745)

Puppy food is designed to provide your puppy with the nutrients he needs for growing bones and muscles. Puppies have very rapid growth spurs and if nutrients are not available the dog will be weaker and less healthy as an adult. While puppy food might not be necessary, it is certainly recommended for insure long life and good health.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The make up of the food is different and it has different things in it so it is more digestable because most puppies don't chew their food properly. And the puppty food will still digest and not make them sick.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You should give your puppy food that is specifically for puppies. Puppies go through plenty of growth spurts and need extra nutrients. For starters puppy food has more protein in it than adult dog food which helps your puppy grow. It also has more vitamins and minerals which promote healthy growth.

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