Raising a Healthy Dog: Beneful for Puppies

If you are like me, you know how hard it can be to raise a puppy. They are one of the pickiest eaters and food is, more times than not, used for play rather than eats. I turn to Beneful when it came to what I feed my full-grown dogs, so why not use them for puppy food as well? Below are just a few of the items I would recommend for that growing puppy of yours. These items will keep them healthy and growing at a steady rate.
I’ll start with the obvious choice: Purina Store’s Beneful Healthy Puppy with real chicken. Meal times are the most important part of the day for a growing puppy. You need to set time aside in your day to make sure they are getting well-balanced meals and consuming them as well. This meal-time favorite leaves no leftovers in the bowl after my puppies have at it. This is one of the few dry dog foods that my puppies will eat and with ease. It has a nice mixture of protein, fibers, calcium, and the meat to veggie ratio your growing puppy can tolerate. I would recommend this item from Beneful as your top option for feeding your dogs on a day-to-day basis.
After they have experienced the taste for the puppy blend, it is always good to mix-it-up to wean them off of it as they grow larger. A second step in producing a healthy puppy can be associated with Purina‘s Original Dry Dog food with chicken. The protein content is cut down slightly, but you are getting a new vegetable variety with the chicken they already have come to love. It is a great way to get them started on eating foods not specifically for puppies. I usually use the Healthy Puppy blend for the first few weeks to a month and then transfer to this blend as they get older. Their recognition of the chicken taste will help condition them into ignoring the not so desired taste of the vegetables.
In sticking with the heavy dose of the chicken and veggies diet, your puppy will really enjoy the wet dog food and Beneful’s Chopped Blends. I recommend the blend with the chicken, tomatoes, carrots, and wild rice. This offers them a great source of protein once again and can be used if they don’t take so well to the dry food at first. I like to mix meals every so often, and they enjoy this wet food almost as if it were like a treat. Basically this translates into going out to eat rather than staying home for dinner in a puppy mentality. If you are more of a believer in dry foods, then this is the blend your puppy will really take a liking to. What good does it do to raise a puppy if you can’t treat them every so often? Well at Beneful they have the creation that will meet your puppies’ needs perfectly: Beneful Baked Delights. These are a great tool for obedience training and potty training alike. I recommend the Star shapes that contain the chicken and cheese. My puppies love these and it helps them learn about what doing the right thing can produce for them.
Puppies will be puppies at the end of the day, but that’s not to say we can’t support their growing process. Take a few of these items into consideration when deciding on what to feed your dog to help flourish their growth.