Puppy Beginner's Bags
Our Puppy Beginner’s Bags contains a 4 week meal plan, coded by week and day to help you smoothly transition your puppy to a raw diet. The daily volume in the bags is based on a percentage of bodyweight. As puppies are growing rapidly they need to be on a much higher percentage of body weight than adult dogs (an average of 2% to 2.5% ). Please therefore complete the Pet Profile for tailored recommendations on the daily amount your puppy will need.
The key to healthy, balanced growth with puppies is to ensure they are on a high quality, animal protein diet as amino acids from the proteins are the building block for healthy tissue and muscle development. As all the macro and micronutrients are so bioavailable and absorbable in a raw diet, it is ideal for puppies.
The plan starts with a plain, minced, easily digest meat such as chicken and gradually introduces new proteins, with the 4th week representing the full, prey model diet of approx. 60% meat, 20% tripe, 10% meaty bones and 10% offal. We adjust the fat and calcium levels as appropriate for puppies and introduce new proteins a little faster than with the adult version as puppies are less likely to have intolerances. We also introduce our Complete Meals which have added natural supplements such as green-lipped mussels, kelp, coconut oil etc which are all good for growing limbs.
Once they start the raw diet, you should stop other foods and split the daily meal bag into 3 small meals, (2 meals after 6months of age). To properly digest raw meat and bones, the stomach needs acidity in the stomach (low PH of approx 1-2). It is therefore important to stop feeding dry biscuits as the carbohydrates in these promote higher PH levels inhibiting the digestion of raw food plus making the dog vulnerable to pathogenic bacteria which high acidity levels are able to control.
After the Beginner’s Bags
Before your puppy finishes the Beginner’s Bags, we will contact you with suggested follow-on options which will include Weekly Balanced Bags (similar to the final week of the Beginner’s bags), a bulk-packed Tailored Menu, (customised to your dog, but also providing cost savings as product is bulk packaged/priced) or Self-Select Range where you simply choose yourself.
(Please note, prices refer to a full month supply. If freezer storage is an issue we can delivery one or two weeks at a time just select Weekly or Fortnightly option
Inner Auckland Courier Deliveries:
- Thursday evenings: 6-9pm. Order cut-off: Tuesday midday.
- $8.50: 1 box up to 20kg
- $13.50: 2 boxes up to 40kg
Rest of North Island - Frozen Product.
Overnight Courier. Cost depends on volume/location and is calculated at checkout. See Delivery Page for pricing summary. Product cannot be shipped to rural addresses â€“ closest agent details will be supplied. No frozen product shipped to South Island.
Order cut off: Monday midday. Shipped Wednesdays
Dry Food and Pet Care Products
Shipped Nationwide. Overnight courier costs $7.50 up to 3kg, $10.50 up to 6kg and $17.50 up to 10kg.
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