All Breeds

Puppy

(Formerly High Energy)

 Delicate Care™ Puppy Food has been especially formulated by leading Australian Food Technologists and Nutritionists, using premium Australian ingredients combined with the most up-to-date nutritional knowledge. Delicate Care™ Puppy Food is scientifically formulated as a complete and balanced puppy food for all breeds to deliver peak nutritional benefits for optimum growth.

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food is the perfect choice to give puppies a good head start in life, balancing nutrition, energy and calcium levels. It is our aim that your puppy grows at a steady rate, with complete and balanced muscular and skeletal development.

The higher caloric density and natural nutrition provided through Delicate Care™ Puppy Food also makes it the perfect choice for pregnant and nursing females. This formula provides natural, complete and balanced nutrition to support the delicate stages of motherhood from conception to lactation.

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PRODUCT GUIDE

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food promotes optimum brain development in puppies with the addition of marine DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid) from algal sources and deep-sea fish oils. DHA is important in the neural development of growing puppies, supporting their cognitive and learning function, and improving trainability.

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food is formulated with Australian duck as the number one ingredient, paired with Australian free-range lamb to create a food that is high in digestible protein (over 80% protein from meat sources) with a balanced calcium level for all breeds of puppy to ensure steady muscular and skeletal development.

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food supplies not only highly digestible dietary fat but also L-carnitine, which facilitates the conversion of that dietary fat into energy, promoting lean muscle development in puppies for optimum growth during this important stage of their life.

At Delicate Care™, we believe that a healthy gastrointestinal tract with a stable and healthy microbiome provides the first line of immune defence against pathogenic bacteria and other common pathogens in your dog.  Delicate Care™ Puppy Food contains an optimised blend of prebiotics to promote long term intestinal health, which in turn stimulates and helps to maintain a healthy immune system. Delicate Care™ Puppy Food contains prebiotics in the form of FOS [Fructo-Oligo-Saccharides] and MOS [Manno-Oligo-Saccharides] which are special simple sugars that encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria spp. in the gut. Additionally, Delicate Care™ Puppy Food contains β-glucans to support your dog’s immune function.

Prime Australian duck and lamb have been specifically selected as the main protein sources in Delicate Care™ Puppy Food. These proteins provoke fewer allergic reactions in dogs that may develop a hyper-sensitivity to common proteins such as beef or chicken. Delicate Care™ Puppy Food is gluten free for stomachs sensitive to wheat glutens.

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food optimises vitamins and minerals, including chelated organic forms of trace elements to ensure effective absorption and delivery of all these micronutrients (essential in maintaining an overall healthy balance).

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food contains a natural extract from the plant Yucca schidigera that aids in reducing body and faecal odours.

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food is boosted with chelated zinc to support healthy skin. Delicate Care™ Puppy food also contains Omega Magic™, a natural blend of high grade Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential oils. This balanced and potent blend of sunflower and canola oils, flax seed oil, and fish oil with a high EPA and DHA content, ensures your dog maintains a glossy coat and healthy skin.

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food is naturally and carefully preserved with a natural antioxidant containing mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E) and rosemary extract. No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives (such as BHT, BHA and Ethoxyquin) are used. This natural theme is carried through the careful sourcing of our raw materials.

Delicate Care™ Puppy Food has been formulated to meet and safely exceed all AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) 2016 nutrient specifications.

Duck Meal, Sorghum, Rice, Chick Peas, Lamb Meal, Tallow, Natural Flavours, Omega Magic™ Essential Oil Blend, Sugar Beet Pulp, Super Oat Bran, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Algal DHA, FOS ( Fructo-Oligo-Saccharides), Bacillus subtilis, L-Lysine, MOS (Manno-Oligo-Saccharides), DL Methionine, L-carnitine, Yucca schidigera Extract, Vitamins A D3 E K3 B1 B2 B3 B5 B6 B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, Copper (from Sulphate), Copper Chelate, Zinc (from Sulphate), Zinc Chelate, Manganese (from Oxide), Manganese Chelate, Iron (from Sulphate), Iron Chelate, Selenium, and Iodine. Product protected by natural mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract.

*No salt (sodium chloride) is added to Delicate Care™ formulations. Salt, if present in our formulations, is naturally occurring.

Protein

28% min

Fat

14% min

Fibre

4% max

Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio 3.3:1.0

Linoleic Acid

1.8% min

Linolenic Acid

0.5% min

EPA+DHA

0.3% min

Calcium

1.8% max

Ca:P ratio

1.25:1.0

Moisture

10% max

Metabolisable Energy

380kcal/100gm as fed

 

1 Cup = approximately 130 grams

Size of Adult Dog Weaning – 3 months

grams/day

3-6 months

grams/day

6-9 months

grams/day

9-12 months

grams/day

12-18 months

grams/day

18-24 months

grams/day

24 months

grams/day

Toy < 5kg 55 – 75 85 Adult Adult Adult Adult Adult
Small 5-10kg 110 – 140 150 – 160 160 Adult Adult Adult Adult
Medium 10-25kg 210 – 250 270 – 310 310 Adult Adult Adult Adult
Large 25-50kg 330 – 440 500 – 550 550 550 – 560 520 – 550 Adult Adult
Giant > 50kg 430 – 600 700 – 800 800 800 790 – 850 850 Adult

The feeding chart shown above is provided only as a guide and is based on energy requirements for growth. Pregnant and lactating bitches can be fed “ad libitum”. Quantities fed to your dog can be adjusted depending on your Veterinarian’s recommendation or your dog’s condition and activity level.

When changing to Delicate Care™ Dog Food from another diet, we recommend that you allow 7-10 days for transition. Introduce Delicate Care™ Dog Food slowly by mixing with your dog’s previous food, and gradually increase the amount of Delicate Care™ Dog Food until you are feeding this exclusively. This gradual transition will reduce the chance of stomach upsets.