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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Large Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food

Product Overview

PURINA VETERINARY DIETS® essential care® Puppy Formula Large Breed is uniquely formulated to help support the growth and energy levels of your large breed puppy. A natural source of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids helps nourish healthy joints of growing puppies, while vital antioxidants and natural milk proteins help support a developing immune system. Provide nutritional excellence to help your large breed puppy can live life to the fullest! Veterinary exclusive product (only available at veterinary clinics).

Available Sizes
  • 8 kg & 16 kg bag

Ingredients & Nutrition

Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), whole grain corn, whole grain wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), pea fibre, fish meal (source of dha), oat meal, dried egg product, fish oil, natural flavour, calcium phosphate, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, potassium citrate, choline chloride, dried colostrum, L-lysine monohydrochloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulphate, garlic oil, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.  A-4497-C

Made in the USA. Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada, 2500 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga, ON L5J 1K8

Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed provides complete and balanced nutrition for the growth of puppies and maintenance of adult dogs.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min)

28.0%

Crude Fat (Min)

13.0%

Crude Fibre (Max)

6.0%

Moisture (Max)

12.0%

Linoleic Acid (Min)

1.6%

Calcium (Ca) (Min)

1.0%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.8%

Selenium (Se) (Min)

0.30 mg/kg

Vitamin A (Min)

15,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

250 IU/kg

Docosahexaenoic Acid * (DHA) (Min)

0.05%

Glucosamine** (Min)

500 ppm

Omega-3 Fatty Acids** (Min)

0.45%

**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Feeding Guidelines

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance. 

Weight at Maturity (kg) Weight at Maturity (lbs) Feeding Amount*
1 1/2 - 3 Months (cups)
Feeding Amount*
4 - 5 Months (cups)
Feeding Amount*
6 - 8 Months (cups)
Feeding Amount*
9 - 11 Months (cups)
Feeding Amount*
1 - 2 Years (cups)
Up to 34 Up to 75 2/3 - 2 1 1/2 - 3 1/4 1 1/2 - 3 2 2/3 - 4 2 3/4 - 5 
Up to 45 Up to 100 1 - 3 2 1/4 - 4 3/4 3 2/3 - 5 1/3 7 3/8 - 9 6 - 8 3/4
Up to 59 Up to 130 2 3/4 - 4 4 3/4 - 5 3/4 5 1/3 - 6 1/3 9 - 10 8 3/4 - 9 3/4
Over 59 Over 130 4 cups plus 1/2 for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 5 3/4 cups plus 1/2 for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 6 1/3 cups plus 1/2 for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 10 cups plus 1/2 for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs) 9 3/4 cups plus 1/2 for each 4.5 kg (10 lbs) of body weight over 59 kg (130 lbs)

*Using a standard 250 ml/8 oz. measuring cup which contains approximately 117 g of PURINA VETERINARY DIETS essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed.

PUPPY FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

Start puppies on moistened Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed as early as they will nibble at solid foods, generally 3 to 4 weeks of age. Feed pups (to six months of age) all of the moistened or dry Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed they will consume at intervals throughout the day. If water is added, use no more than one part warm (not hot) liquid to four parts Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed, changing frequently to ensure freshness. If fed dry, this formula may be kept before pups at all times. Maintaining ideal body condition is key to encouraging proper growth in puppies, especially large breeds.

ADULT DOG FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

Factors, such as a dog's metabolism, breed size, activity level, age and whether the dog is spayed or neutered, will affect the amount of Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed needed to maintain an ideal body condition. The pet experts at Purina have provided the feeding amounts indicated as a starting point. If you find that your dog is losing weight or becomes overweight when fed these amounts, please adjust accordingly. To help your dog maintain an ideal body condition, monitor your dog's weight on a regular basis, making sure that his ribs are easily felt and his waist is visible when viewed from above. Maintaining an ideal body condition can impact your dog’s lifelong health.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO PURINA VETERINARY DIETS essential care PUPPY FORMULA FOR LARGE BREED

Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed can make in your dog, please allow 7 to 10 days to ease the transition from his current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed until you’re feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Puppy Formula Large Breed exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.

FRESH WATER, PROPER DIET & VETERINARY CARE

Be sure to provide fresh water in a clean container for your dog daily. Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your dog healthy. If your dog hasn’t had a check-up in the past year, please make an appointment today.

STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

Calorie Content
Metabolizable Energy (ME)

3775 kcal/kg
442 kcal/cup

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Large Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Delta and TT
  • March 13, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Brampton

A must have!

My dog answers this review better than I :) Our Delta loves meal time here at home. We have maintained a healthy weight and perfect stools. I will actually be changing my 5 year old dogs food over to this brand!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Large Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Halle
  • March 26, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Dundalk, ON, Canada

Large Breed Life Saver

Our family got two malinois puppies at the same time this year. These pups are so active and growing so quickly. I am so happy with this puppy food and so are the pups! I can't believe how solid and healthy they are and this food definitely gives them the nutrients and energy they need for growing.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Large Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • cindel01
  • August 20, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Osgoode, On

Great features

My Puppy has been on the large breed puppy and doing very well. She loves her food.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Large Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food
  • 5/5
  • Newf
  • October 18, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Bedford,NS

my dog loves this food

very satisfied that we chose this food for our growing puppy

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