Puppy
Formula

Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula is 100% complete and balanced concentrated nutrition for all life stages.

DHA from fish oil supports healthy brain and eyes, prebiotics and oatmeal support healthy digestions, and real fruits and vegetables provide natural antioxidants.

Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula is crafted to give puppies everything they need to explore and live energetic and eventful lives outdoors with you.

DHA FROM FISH OIL FOR BRAIN AND VISION DEVELOPMENT

PREBIOTICS AND OATMEAL FOR SENSITIVE STOMACHS

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES NO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 30.0%
Crude Fat (min) 20.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Docosahexaenoic acid (min) 0.07%
Calcium (min) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min) 1.0%
Zinc (min) 200 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min) 200 IU/kg
Glucosamine (min) 350 mg/kg*
Chondroitin Sulfate (min) 500 mg/kg*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Oatmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Eggs, Salmon Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Fish Meal, Dried Sweet Potato, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Pea Protein, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Beta Carotene, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.

Feeding Directions

Black Gold Explore Puppy Food is fully adequate and may be fed to puppies as soon as they will nibble at solid food (usually around three weeks of age). Start feeding your puppy a moist mixture containing two parts food to one part warm broth or water. The amount of liquid may be gradually reduced as the puppy grows older.

Dog Size

Toy

Small

Medium

Large

Extra Large

1-3 Months

2/3 - 1

3/4 - 1 1/4

1 - 1 3/4

1 1/2 - 3

2 - 3 1/2

4-5 Months

1 - 1 1/2

1 1/4 - 1 3/4

1 3/4 - 2 1/4

3 - 3 3/4

3 1/2 - 5 1/2

6-8 Months

1 1/2 - 2

1 3/4 - 2

2 1/4 - 3

3 3/4 - 4

5 1/2 - 6 3/4

9-11 Months

2 - 2 1/2

2 - 2 1/4

3 - 3 3/4

4 - 4 3/4

6 3/4 - 7 3/4

12-24 Months

2 1/2 - 3*

2 1/4 - 3*

3 3/4 - 4*

4 3/4 - 5 1/2

7 3/4 - 8 1/2

*Transition to adult feeding
*Amounts are based on standard 8 oz. measuring cup.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3782 Kcal/kg or 378 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Feeding Guidelines

The daily amount of food dogs need is influenced by the environmental temperature, and their activity, size and breed. The amount fed should be adjusted according to the dog’s appetite and condition. Extremely active or hard-working dogs or lactating females may require and consume 2 to 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the chart. (Adult Chart)

Puppies and growing dogs should be fed all they will consume in three to four feedings per day until they are about six months old. At that time their food allowance should be gradually adjusted. Through proper food allowance and exercise, puppies should be kept in lean muscular condition until about 1-1/2 years of age. Use the guide below as a recommended starting point for puppy feeding.

Transition Instructions

When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer Dog Food, substitute a small amount of current food with Black Gold Explorer, gradually increase over a six day period. Suggested transition as follows: