Puppy vs Adult Dog Food - What's the difference?

Did You Know Puppies Have Different Dietary Needs To Adult Dogs?

Puppies are cute and so much fun. They are welcomed into families around NZ every day.

Many pet owners sometimes don’t understand the different dietary needs that our poochy pals require. As younger dogs are still in their critical development stages, specialised dog food is an important and often necessary option.

With so many dog food options on the market, how do you know which is the best one?

Firstly, let’s look at the difference between traditional and specialist puppy food and how specialist dog food can give your pooch the nutrients he needs most!


Traditional Puppy Food vs. Specialist Puppy Food

We are what we eat, and the same goes for our pets. But traditional puppy food is expensive, and may not be that beneficial. Traditional puppy food is often labelled as “human grade”. Unfortunately, this misbrands the product, since humans and animals have very different nutritional needs.

The buzz term “Human grade” puppy foods are not all they have cracked up to be. They can potentially endanger your dog as they don’t automatically ensure the safety of your pet.

Specialist puppy foods, however, are manufactured specifically for your individual doggy needs. They offer a complete and balanced diet based on specialist formulas. Made from natural ingredients and no preservatives, they ensure your pup receives all the right nutrients in the correct ratios. Catering for all life stages, you can simply choose the food your pup needs based on the label.


Why We Need A Specialised Puppy Food

An active, growing puppy is at a very different life stage than a fully grown dog. Specialised puppy foods recognise and embrace this fact.

Here at Real Dog Food, we supply a 100% New Zealand brand of specialised pet food. Made using fresh ingredients such as meat, poultry and fish, it “closely mimics” our pet’s wildlife diets. This replication is a helpful advantage for keeping your pooch healthy.

A specialist diet is key for pet owners, as it gives your puppy the natural nutrients and proteins he needs to grow strong, healthy and happy.

The great thing about our specialised puppy food is that it has a high protein intake, as well as the advantage of no added artificial flavours and colours. We use simple dog-friendly formulas. That means no human foods, which are toxic and potentially deadly for our four-legged friends.


Why You Need To Choose The Right Puppy Food

Choosing the right food for your puppy is a long and often complicated process. Pet owners struggle to find the correct solution, and many brands are competing for our money and time.

However, pet owners need to take careful consideration when buying puppy chow, as many brands include preservatives and additives that are not always right for our pets. A critical step is understanding what is in each puppy brand. That way, you can ensure your pets are getting the correct nutrients.

Real Dog Food is a complete and natural feeding solution for your puppy. With no nasties and only fresh ingredients, you can sleep easy at night knowing your pet is well fed. This will go a long way for both you and your puppy, since choosing the correct brand can save you time, effort and money, as well as ensuring your pet’s safety and longevity.


Puppies (and other pets!) bring a lot of love and laughter into our lives, so feeding them a specialised puppy food is an easy and time-saving way to keep your pet healthy and happy.

Why not start the year on the right foot and try our specialised puppy food? You can grab a trial bag (with a 100% money back guarantee) to check if your pup likes it. He will be sure to thank you with plenty of tail wags!

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