Diamond Naturals Small and Medium Breed Puppy Formula Dog Food
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Contains DHA for Brain and Eye Development
Small Kibble is Easy to Grasp and Chew
Balanced Omega Fatty Acids for Skin and Coat
Made with no corn, wheat, filler, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Made in the USA by a family owned and run company with the most scientifically advanced food safety protocols because your pal deserves nothing but the best!

Diamond Naturals Small and Medium Breed Puppy Formula Dog Food

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At a Glance
Contains DHA for Brain and Eye Development
Small Kibble is Easy to Grasp and Chew
Balanced Omega Fatty Acids for Skin and Coat
Made with no corn, wheat, filler, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Made in the USA by a family owned and run company with the most scientifically advanced food safety protocols because your pal deserves nothing but the best!

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Tiny teeth deserve tiny bites packed with nutritious ingredients for optimal growth and development. Diamond Naturals Small and Medium Breed Puppy Formula Dog Food is specially crafted to provide complete and balanced nutrition tailored to the unique needs of small and medium breed puppies. Formulated with real cage-free chicken meal, fish meal, and chicken fat, this dry dog food ensures your tiny companion receives high-quality protein sources essential for proper growth and development. It contains DHA for optimal development of your puppy's brain and eyes and Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids to keep the skin and coat healthy and shiny.

Complete and Balanced Nutrition:

Diamond Naturals Small and Medium Breed Puppy Formula is meticulously crafted to provide small and medium breed puppies with complete and balanced nutrition. This premium dry dog food is designed to meet the unique dietary requirements of growing puppies, ensuring they receive the essential nutrients for proper development.

High-Quality Protein Sources:

The formula features real cage-free chicken meal, fish meal, and chicken fat as primary protein sources. These ingredients contribute to the necessary building blocks for muscle development, providing the energy and strength needed for the playful nature of small and medium-breed puppies.

Wholesome Carbohydrates for Energy:

Incorporating cracked pearled barley and chia seed, this puppy formula offers a balanced blend of carbohydrates. This supports energy levels and promotes overall vitality, making it an ideal choice for the active lifestyle of small and medium-breed puppies.

Digestive Health Support:

Diamond Naturals includes dried chicory root and ground miscanthus grass in the formula to foster healthy digestion. These ingredients absorb essential nutrients, ensuring your puppy benefits from each serving.

Essential Nutrients for Vision:

Including a vitamin E supplement, salmon oil, and egg products supports vision development in small and medium-breed puppies. These nutrients are essential for maintaining proper eye health as your puppy grows.

Proper Brain Development Balance:

Copper proteinate, manganese sulfate, and iron proteinate are carefully added to the formula to support proper brain development balance. These elements ensure cognitive function and overall mental well-being in growing puppies.

Probiotics for Digestive Health:

Diamond Naturals Small and Medium Breed Puppy Formula contains guaranteed probiotics derived from chicken by-product meal, pea protein, and soybean meal. These probiotics promote a healthy digestive system, improving your puppy's overall well-being.

Shiny Coat and Healthy Skin:

The blend of zinc sulfate, potassium chloride, and ascorbic acid in the formula supports healthy skin and a shiny coat. These components contribute to not just the physical appearance of your puppy but also reflect their internal health.

Odor Control and Additional Benefits:

Reduced Stool Odor:

Including yucca schidigera extract and dried kelp aids in reducing stool odor. This contributes to a more pleasant environment for your puppy and your household.

Diamond Naturals Small and Medium Breed Puppy Formula stands out as a top choice for small and medium breed puppies, offering a blend of carefully selected ingredients that promote overall health, from proper growth and vision development to digestive well-being and coat health. This dog food is a testament to Diamond Naturals' commitment to providing the best nutrition for your furry companion.

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What is the difference between small-breed and medium-breed dog food?
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Dog diets for small and medium breeds are made to meet the needs of different sized dogs in terms of nutrition. Small-breed dog food is meant for breeds that weigh no more than twenty pounds. According to Dr. Kashif M from New York City, these dogs are 4 to 12 pounds at six months of age. However, they tend to grow quickly as they have faster metabolisms and higher energy requirements relative to their body size. If your furry friend has allergies, there are specialized formulas available. Varieties include beef-free, grain-free, corn-free, non-GMO, and more. To fit their tiny jaws, small breed recipes frequently incorporate smaller kibble sizes. They also include more protein and fat to meet their energy requirements. According to PuppyWise, medium-breed dog food is formulated for dogs weighing between 20 and 50 pounds when fully grown. Medium-sized dogs have moderate energy levels and metabolic rates. So, their food should have a balanced combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Additionally, medium-breed formulas may contain nutrients that support joint health, as these dogs are often more prone to musculoskeletal issues. Tailoring dog food to specific breed sizes ensures that dogs receive appropriate nutrition for their unique physiological characteristics, promoting overall health and well-being.

Can small-breed puppies eat large-breed puppy food?
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Feeding small-breed puppies large-breed puppy food is generally not recommended. Large-breed puppy food is designed particularly to suit the nutritional demands of quickly developing larger breeds. Its goal is to promote regulated growth and prevent developmental disorders such as hip dysplasia. According to Vet Focus, these formulas typically contain adjusted levels of calcium and phosphorus to promote proper bone development. Small breed puppies, however, have different requirements, needing higher levels of energy and smaller kibble sizes. Large-breed puppy food may provide excessive amounts of certain nutrients for smaller breeds, potentially leading to overnutrition and health complications. Dogs who weigh at least 50 pounds are large breeds. Dry dog food with added chondroitin and glucosamine is best suited for such dogs. Puppy food tailored to the specific size of the breed ensures proper growth, development, and long-term health for small-breed puppies. Consultation with a veterinarian can assist in determining the best food for pups depending on their size and nutritional requirements.

How to make dog food at home?
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Making dog food at home can be a rewarding and nutritious option for your furry friend. A basic recipe may include lean meats like chicken, turkey, or beef, cooked thoroughly to eliminate bacteria and seasoned without additives like salt. Include a variety of vegetables such as carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes for added vitamins and minerals. Some grains like brown rice or quinoa can contribute healthy carbohydrates. Be cautious about ingredients toxic to dogs, like onions and garlic. It is critical to speak with your veterinarian to ensure that the homemade diet matches your dog's unique nutritional needs. Consider using a canine vitamin and mineral supplement to produce a well-balanced diet. Remember to gradually introduce any new diet to avoid digestive issues and monitor your dog's weight and overall health regularly. Homemade dog food can be a wholesome alternative, but professional guidance ensures your pet receives the necessary nutrients for optimal well-being.

What kind of food is ideal for a small puppy?
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A high-quality commercial puppy food especially designed for small breeds is the best meal to give a little puppy. Daniel Kirkpatrick, dog breeder at Clover Lane Kennels in Albuquerque, recommends choosing dog food that meets nutritional standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). WagWalking notes that AAFCO is a non-profit organization that develops pet food labeling, nutritional content, and other requirements. The organization lacks the legal jurisdiction to regulate pet food. It does, however, play a vital part in ensuring that your pet's food meets their nutritional requirements. Small-breed puppy food addresses the unique needs of these tiny pups. They provide a balanced blend of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals essential for their growth and development. There are many flavors available in these puppy foods, with lamb and carrots in sauce and salmon and shrimp being especially popular. Opt for formulations with small kibble sizes to accommodate their smaller mouths. The ingredient list should feature a quality protein source like chicken or lamb, and it should avoid artificial additives or excessive fillers. It's crucial to follow feeding guidelines based on the puppy's age, weight, and activity level, adjusting portions as needed. Additionally, consulting with a veterinarian ensures that the chosen food aligns with the requirements of the individual puppy for a healthy start in life.

How many times a day should I feed my puppy?
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The frequency of feeding for a puppy depends on its age and breed size. Generally, young puppies require more frequent meals than older dogs. For small breeds, feeding three to four times a day is common for puppies up to six months old. This is gradually reduced to two to three meals as they mature. Medium and large breeds might start with three meals a day and transition to two meals by the age of six months. It's essential to follow the feeding guidelines provided by the puppy food manufacturer and adjust based on your veterinarian's recommendations. There are dog food options available that cater to both medium and large dog breeds within a single package. Maintaining a consistent feeding schedule helps regulate the puppy's digestion and can aid in housebreaking. Remember to monitor your puppy's weight and adjust portions accordingly to ensure steady, healthy growth. Regular veterinary check-ups provide an opportunity to reassess your puppy's nutritional needs as they transition through different life stages.

Crude Protein 32.0% min
Crude Fat 22.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.05% min
Calcium 1.2% min
Phosphorus 1.0% min
Zinc 150 mg/kg min
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin A 15,000 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 150 IU/kg min
L-Carnitine 300 mg/kg min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.4% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Total Microorganisms Not Less Than 80,000,000 CFU/lb min

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. Contains A Source Of Live (Viable), Naturally Occurring Microorganisms.

3,995 kcal/kg, 419 kcal/cup

Weight Daily Feeding for Ages 6-11 Weeks Daily Feeding for Ages 3-4 Months Daily Feeding for Ages 5-7 Months Daily Feeding for Ages 8-12 Months Daily Feeding for Adult Dogs
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 cups
35-45 lbs 2 3/4 - 3 1/2 cups 2 1/4 - 2 3/4 cups 2 - 2 1/4 cups
Transition Instructions

When transitioning your pet to a new food, we recommend a gradual introduction of the new formula over a 7 day period. For pets with sensitivities, extend the transition period to 10 to 14 days. Start by adding a small amount of your pet's new food to his or her current food. Gradually, increase the new food amount and decrease the current food amount at each feeding until you are feeding only the new food.

Diamond Naturals is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods
Option UPC/SKU
40 Lb bag 074198608256
18 Lb bag 074198608249

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The dog loves this brand. Now he is on the adult formula but the birds liked the remainder of puppy fofmu6

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Perfect for my tiny pups!

I am a small breeder of Havanese puppies and I was feeding my pups Iams Small Breed Puppy. But I could not always find the small breed formula. Recently, I saw the Diamond Naturals Small Breed puppy food at my local farm store. I compared the ingredients to the Iams and felt that this was a little better quality food for not much more in cost, so I decided to try it. First off, I was pleased with the size of the kibble...very small...which is perfect for my tiny 2-3 lbs 8 wk old Havanese pups. Easy for them to eat and they seem to like the taste. I also switched my adult dogs to the Diamond Naturals adult dog formula. I like their ingredients, the size of the kibble and my dogs & puppies seem to enjoy it. I have read some negative reviews on Diamond brand in general, but I think maybe they have raised their standards with the "Natural" line. I have not witnessed any gastrointestinal problems in any of my dogs or puppies and, to date, I have no complaints. I know it's not the best food out there but, I think it's a good mid-upper level food at a fair price. For people who want to feed their dogs better quality food than what you can buy at a dept. or grocery store without spending a fortune, I think this is a good option.

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Puppy loves it!!

I got my puppy from a friend that was feeding him Kibbles and Bits...not knocking other foods but I don't like the first ingredient and it was not a puppy formula. I quickly purchased Purina puppy chow and he did not like it....then tried Iams Small breed puppy, which he seemed to do better with. Our large lab mix eats Diamond, so when a local supply store FINALLY got this food in stock, I grabbed a bag! He loves it! He doesn't leave any sitting in the bowl like he did with the other food, and I can already see a difference in his coat. Its shiny and easy to brush (he is a Maltese\shih Tzu mix). I will continue feeding this to him, and switch to the adult small breed when he is of age. They only thing is the pieces are so tiny!! It almost looks like rabbit food, he doesn't seem to mind, so neither do I!

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