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Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food Review

Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food Review

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Authentic cage-free chicken, fresh fruits and vegetables such as kale, pumpkin, blueberries, and oranges are just a few ingredients that will make your little pup love his/her kibbles!

Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food is made from superior nutrition full of probiotics needed for your little one’s development and entire health. With Diamond Natural, you puppy’s health will remain strong from the protein and minerals in Diamond Naturals’ formula.

With Omega fatty acids and antioxidants that assist in your puppy’s healthy skin, coat, and overall health, Diamond Naturals’ key benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Cage-free chicken as the primary source of nutrition.
  • Additional whole foods which provide lean nutrition and make muscles strong.
  • Vitamins and antioxidants from real fruits and vegetables. 
  • Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to maintain a robust skin and coat.
  • Proprietarily blended probiotics for a healthy digestive system.
  • DHA to support your pup’s vision and brain health.
  • Exclusion of corn, artificial flavors, wheat, colors, filler, and preservatives.

Ingredient

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Egg Product, Cracked Pearled Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (Source Of Dha), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, L-Carnitine, Kale, Chia Seed, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Oranges, Quinoa, Dried Kelp, Coconut, Spinach, Carrots, Papaya, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Beta Carotene, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.

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Nutritional Analysis

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

Caloric Content

3,995 kcal/kg, 419 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional Component Value Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards
____________________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________
CRUDE PROTEIN 32.0% min
CRUDE FAT 22.0% min
CRUDE FIBER 4.0% max
MOISTURE 10.% max
DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID* (DHA) 0.05% min
CALCIUM 1.2% min
PHOSPHORUS 1.0% min
SELENIUM .03 mg/kg min
VITAMIN E 150 IU/kg min
L-CARNITINE 30 mg/kg min
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 0.5% min
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS 3.4% min
TOTAL MICROORGANISMS 1,000,000 CFU/lb min

* – indicates not yet analyzed

Transition Instructions

Diamond Naturals recommends a gradual introduction to their new formula when transitioning your little one to new food. 

This 7-day transition is done by adding small amounts of the new food and mixing it to your dog’s old formula. As the days go by, increase the new food ration gradually and decrease the old food.  On the last day of the transition, your pup’s bowl should only have the new food.

If your puppy is sensitive to new foods, Diamond Naturals also recommends you extend the transition from 10 to 14 days.  However, make sure to consult with your dog’s vet before making any changes to his/her diet.

Feeding Amounts

Weight 6-11 Weeks 3-4 Months 5-7 Months 8-12 Months Adult Dogs
Daily Feeding (cup) Daily Feeding (cup) Daily Feeding (cup) Daily Feeding (cup) Daily Feeding (cup)
1-4 LBS 1/3 – 1 cup 1/3 – 1 cup 1/4 – 2/3 cup 1/4 – 1/2 cup 1/4 – 1/3 cup
4 – 6 LBS 1 – 1 1/3 cups 1 – 1 1/4 cups 2/3 – 3/4 cup 1/2 – 2/3 cup 1/3 – 1/2 cup
6 – 8 LBS 1 1/3 – 1 2/3 cups 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups 3/4 – 1 cup 2/3 – 3/4 cup 1/2 – 2/3 cup
8 – 10 LBS 1 2/3 – 2 cups 1 1/2 – 1 2/3 cups 1 – 1 1/4 cups 3/4 – 1 cup 2/3 – 3/4 cup
10-15 LBS 1 2/3 – 2 1/4 cups 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups 1 – 1 1/4 cups 3/4 – 1 cup
15-20 LBS 1 1/2 – 2 cups 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups 1 – 1 1/4 cups
20-25 LBS 2 – 2 1/4 cups 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups
25-35 LBS 2 1/4 – 2 3/4 cups 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 cups 1 1/2 – 2 cup
35-45 LBS 2 3/4 – 3 1/2 cups 2 1/4 – 2 3/4 cups 2 – 2 1/4 cups

Feeding Instructions

Feeding amounts for puppies vary depending on the type of breed and their weight. For example, a little Chihuahua will eat less than a Labrador Retriever.  For this reason, Diamond Naturals provides a feeding table according to a canine’s age and weight. I suggest following Diamond Natural’s recommended feeding instructions provided in the bag. Most importantly, make sure to check with your little one’s veterinarian prior to making any changes to his/her diet.

You should also have fresh, clean water for your pup.

The Bottom Line

Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food offers high-quality holistic dog food made from proprietary probiotics for a healthy digestive and immune system. Packed with nutrients and vitamins, your puppy will enjoy Diamond Natural’s kale, blueberries, chia seeds, pumpkin, quinoa, coconut, and spinach. 

Diamond Natural’s balanced diet is both healthy and delicious. As your puppy grows into an adult, Diamond Natural’s recipe will assist in muscle strength. Most importantly, their formula excludes corn, wheat, and soy for a grain-free diet.

If you are a new doggie parent, then Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food might be a good way to start your little one’s diet.

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