Adirondack High-Fat Puppy & Performance Recipe Dog food offers a balanced diet for highly active and growing puppies. Those with working dog puppies and hunting dog puppies can benefit from giving their dog this quality puppy formula. Adirondack uses the best quality ingredients to help your puppy excel and thrive on every level.
- Chicken meal offers the protein your puppy needs to develop strong muscles and maintain a healthy level of muscle mass throughout their growth.
- Brown rice is a healthier alternative to white rice.
- Fish meal and oil add valuable Omega 3- and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat.
- Brewers yeast helps breeds that are prone to skin allergies.
- Organic dried kelp offers essential trace minerals and nutrients for enhanced immunity.
- Probiotics help maintain a healthy flora of bacteria for easy digestion and maximum nutrient absorption.
Scout recommends this puppy food for very active puppies and working dogs that need an extra boost. Average activity level puppies should be fed a lower fat dog food. If your puppy is not gaining weight fast enough this is a puppy food that can help. Just be careful and monitor weight gain. A high fat diet is not suitable for less active puppies regardless of how delicious they find it.
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Ground Grain Sorghum, Pearled Barley, Brewers Dried Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Menhaden Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, L-Lysine, Dl-Methionine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Propionic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:
1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level
3,929 kcal/kg, 534.8 kcal/cup, 3.9 kcal/g
|Nutritional Component||Value||Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards||Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards|
|CRUDE PROTEIN||30.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FAT||20.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FIBER||3.8% max||–||–|
|OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS||0.5% min||–||–|
|OMEGA 6 FATTY ACIDS||3.85% min||–||–|
|MICROORGANISMS||31,000,000 CFU/lb min|
* – indicates not yet analyzed
Depending on your dog’s size and activity level, they may need more or less food in their daily feeding amounts.
|Weight||Daily Feeding (Cups)|
|3 LBS||1/4 – 3/8|
|5 LBS||3/8 – 1/2|
|10 LBS||1/2 – 3/4|
|20 LBS||1 – 1 1/8|
|30 LBS||1 1/4 – 1 2/3|
|40 LBS||1 3/4 – 2 1/8|
|50 Lbs||2 1/8 – 2 1/2|
|60 LBS||2 1/2 – 2 7/8|
|70 LBS||3 – 3 3/4|
|80 LBS||3 3/4 – 4 1/2|
|OVER 80 LBs||Add 1/2 cup for each additional 15 lbs|
Puppy Feeding Instructions
Many pet parents choose to allow puppies free choice so they can eat whenever they feel the need. If you want to be more in control of your puppy’s eating then offer them food multiple times through out the day. The needs of a puppy can vary greatly based on breed, activity level, temperature, and growth stage. The feeding chart above is a range that many puppies do well on but you should always pay attention to your puppy and adjust feeding amounts and frequency as needed.
Transitioning Puppies To A Different Food
Any food transition should be done over time. Puppies that are eating other brands should gradually have their food replaced with Adirondack over 5-7 days. Some puppies are ok with a sudden diet change but it is best to be safe. If you just bought your puppy home from a breeder or shelter and cannot gradually change them over then start out with a smaller portion of new dog food. Several small meals is better than your puppy getting too excited and eating a lot of a new food too fast.
The Bottom Line
Adirondack High Fat Puppy is recommended for active and growing puppies. This food offers a well-balanced diet and a lot of meaty flavors that puppies love. I like that Adirondack adds kelp and probiotics to this food to help puppies get a better level of essential and trace minerals and increase nutrient absorption by offering digestive support. Good levels of Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids from ingredients such as fish meal and oil helps decrease the incidence of skin allergies in puppies. Fish also provides DHA which helps with brain development so your puppy grows up to be as smart as they can!