Puppies have specific dietary needs, different from adults and seniors. A
delicate nutrient balance must be maintained, calories must be determined based
on current and predicted weight, and monitoring and feedback is essential in
ensuring that your puppy is having their needs met by their puppy food. Here at
NomNomNow, we strive to feed dogs of all sizes, breeds, and ages, which is why
we're proud to say that all of our recipes are approved for puppies.
Here's a little bit about how we have optimized our fresh food to support
puppies during this critical growth phase, while providing everything they need
(and a little more!).
Balanced calcium content
Calcium is responsible for strong bones, and puppies rely on it to grow.
However, there can be too much of a good thing. Puppy food with excess
calcium can lead to orthopedic disease as an adult, especially in large breed
puppies. NomNomNow diets have been carefully crafted to provide optimal amounts
of calcium, balanced by phosphorus, to promote adequate bone growth, while also
reducing risk of potentially debilitating disorders later in life.
Critical nutrient level
Puppies require increased amounts of protein, amino acids, essential fats, and some
vitamins and minerals in their diets. AAFCO guidelines set the standard for minimum
requirements of each of these, though we have made sure our NomNomNow diets don't
simply meet the standards-- we work to exceed them. DHA is one nutrient we add,
which is found in the fish oil added to our recipes. It is known to enhance brain
development and learning, and is extremely beneficial during the growing phase of
a puppy's life.
Cute as a chubby puppy is, maintaining puppies at an ideal weight is crucial to
preventing orthopedic abnormalities, and helps with long-term health. Calculating
how much to feed a puppy yourself can be very challenging, especially as a puppy's
caloric needs change as often as every week. Because NomNomNow meals are perfectly
portioned, you don't have to worry about over (or under) feeding. We handle the
portioning for you, so you can rest assured that your puppy receives exactly what they need.
Plus, our online profile makes it easy for you to input feedback you see, so we can
adjust whenever necessary.
Learn more about puppy food, and how to find the best puppy food for your
dog on the blog. Or, read about our veterinarian-balanced puppy food offerings.