As he grows, your puppy will have a higher requirement for energy and essential nutrients (per kg of body weight) than an adult dog. However, he has less digestive capacity, a smaller mouth and fewer and smaller teeth—all of which limit consumption and digestion. A highly digestible diet will help your puppy adapt more quickly to solid food.
Why It Works
Eukanuba contains beet pulp, which is effective in supporting digestion. Beet Pulp promotes healthy digestion by providing nourishment to intestinal cells. It has also been shown to help improve stool quality and promote nutrient absorption.
Eukanuba is shown to give firmer more compact stools than diets with other types of fiber.
Digestive upsets may occur occasionally if, for instance, food intake is too high. If your puppy should have severe diarrhea or vomiting, consult your vet as quickly as possible.
Here are some tips to keep his tummy in top shape:
- Do not change you puppy’s food in the first few days in his new home as it will only add stress.
- After this, if you are changing his diet, introduce new food gradually over a four-day period.
- Do not supplement a balanced diet formulated for growth as over-nutrition may be detrimental.
- Look for a diet containing beet pulp, clinically proven to help promote digestive health.
*References: 1. Hallman JE, et al. Cellulose, beet pulp and pectin/gum arabic effects on canine colonic microstructure and histopathology. Vet Clin Nutr 1995; 2: 137-142. 2. Sunvold GD, et al. Dietary fi ber for dogs: IV. In vitro fermentation of selected fiber sources by dog fecal inoculum and in vivo digestion and metabolism of fiber supplemented diets. J Anim Sci 1995; 73: 1099-1109.