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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food

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Made with real beef, this delicious combination of tender chunks and crunchy kibble is perfect for owners who want to give their puppies variety while helping them grow up to be healthy and strong. This puppy food features all the calories and essential nutrients that growing puppies need — including  30% more protein* for strong muscles, DHA to help support proper brain and vision development, calcium for strong bones and joints, and antioxidants for immune support.

*compared to leading adult dog food

Ingredients & Nutrition

Whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, whole grain wheat, beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soybean meal, ground rice, meat and bone meal, beef, glycerin, egg and chicken flavor, poultry and pork digest, fish oil, mono and dicalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, MINERALS [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), biotin (Vitamin B-7)], L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Red 40, Yellow 5, DL-Methionine, Blue 2, garlic oil.         S403718

Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages of dogs including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min)

27.5%

Crude Fat (Min)

12.0%

Crude Fiber (Max)

4.0%

Moisture (Max)

14.0%

Linoleic Acid (Min)

1.1 %

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min)

0.05%

Calcium (Ca) (Min)

1.1%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.9%

Iron (Fe) (Min)

150 mg/kg

Vitamin A (Min)

10,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

100 IU/kg

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (Min)

70 mg/kg

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Feeding Guidelines

FEEDING WEANING PUPS
Puppies start to nibble on solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy (three parts kibble to one part water) available to puppies at all times until fully weaned (6 - 8 weeks of age).

FEEDING GROWING PUPS
After weaning, Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy can be fed moistened or dry at the same time every day - very young puppies three times a day, older puppies twice a day. Use the feeding guidelines shown here, but remember individual needs can vary. Feed to maintain ideal body condition as shown. Slight appetite changes and occasional digestive upsets are normal in puppies. If upsets become severe or linger longer than a day or two, contact your veterinarian.

FEEDING FOR REPRODUCTION
Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female's good body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.

SWITCHING TO PURINA PUPPY CHOW TENDER & CRUNCHY
When switching to Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy from another food, please allow 7 -10 days for the transition. Gradually add more Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy and less of the previous food to your pet's dish each day until the changeover is complete. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.

Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container daily.

For your pet’s health, see your veterinarian regularly.

 

RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING AMOUNTS
Breed Size/ Weight at Maturity1-1/2 - 3 Months4 - 5 Months6 - 8 Months9 - 11 Months1 - 2 YearsAfter 2 Years
(lbs)(cups)(cups)(cups)(cups)(cups)
3 - 121/2 - 3/43/4 - 1-1/41/2 - 1-1/2Feed as AdultFeed as AdultTransition to the Purina Dog Chow Formula That's Right For Your Dog
13 - 201/2 - 11-1/3 - 1-2/31 - 1-1/41-1/4 - 1-1/31-1/4 - 1-1/2
21 - 501/2 - 1-1/31-3/4 - 2-1/21-1/3 - 2-1/42-1/2 - 2-3/42-1/2 - 3-3/4
51 - 752/3 - 2-1/41-3/4 - 3-2/31-3/4 - 3-1/23 - 4-1/33-1/4 - 5-2/3
76 - 1001 - 2-1/22-1/2 - 3-1/23-1/2 - 5-3/44-3/4 - 6-1/37 - 10
100 and over2-1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs3-1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs5-3/4 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs6-1/3 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs10 cups plus 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs

Using a standard 8 oz measuring cup.

Amounts are recommended for an average puppy with normal activity. Remember food intake requirements vary depending on age, activity and environment, and should be adjusted accordingly.

Calorie Content (calculated)

3754 kcal/kg
387 kcal/cup

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
  • 5/5
  • hcross
  • April 20, 2014
Loyal pet owner from Oak Ridge, TN, United States

My pup loves this blend

I contacted my breeder before bringing my puppy, Apollo home. I asked her which food to feed him. She recommended a few obscure brands, so I hunted one down. I bought a large bag. She said if I transitioned him between foods, I should blend the two foods until he is used to the new one so as not to upset his dietary habits. Interestingly, she also supplied me with a sample pack of Purina Puppy Chow, so I knew he liked the food. When I got down to the bottom of the hard-to-find food, I purchased this Puppy Chow. I mixed it with well his current food--and believe it or not, he picked around the old food to just eat the Puppy Chow!! I am a believer!! I want my dog to be healthy AND I want him to be happy. It will be Puppy Chow for the rest of the year for Apollo!

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
  • 5/5
  • teresa53
  • July 6, 2014
Loyal pet owner from Kansas City, KS, United States

puppy chow is awesome!!!!

we have a almost 9 month puppy and bella loves her puppy chow with the total care inside., she is very strong and very pretty and our princess anne was also a purina dog, she passed last year and was on purina her whole life, for 13 yrs. we love your products.

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  • teresa53
  • July 6, 2014
Loyal pet owner from Kansas City, KS, United States

puppy chow is awesome!!!!

we have a almost 9 month puppy and bella loves her puppy chow with the total care inside., she is very strong and very pretty and our princess anne was also a purina dog, she passed last year and was on purina her whole life, for 13 yrs. we love your products.

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
  • 5/5
  • sydbynitesangel
  • October 2, 2014
Loyal pet owner from Trenton, GA, United States

Purina Healthy Morsels Puppy Chow

My puppies absolutely love it! They love the variety of texture and when they are first getting their teeth the softer morsels are easy for them to chew.

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
  • 5/5
  • Paula
  • January 30, 2015
Loyal pet owner from Knoxville, TN, United States

Boxer Baby LOVES it!

We just got a new puppy. Max is a 7 week old brindle boxer. It has been a long time since we have had a puppy and weren't sure what brand of puppy food to purchase. After reading reviews, we decided to go with Purina Healthy Morsels. He LOVES it! Our older female dog is a bit jealous and tries to sneak in a bite or two when she can.

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
  • 5/5
  • February 25, 2015

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
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  • shoebone
  • May 2, 2015
Loyal pet owner from Tempe, AZ, United States

Better than a high priced brand

My puppy Ollie spent a week in the hospital due to Parvo.After coming home he ate chicken and rice for 4 days.I started giving him Canidae because of the natural ingredients and ease of digestion.....until we ran out (at 11 at night!) .I made a quick trip to a convienence store for a bag of Puppy Chow to tide him over. That was 2 weeks ago,and he loves it! Although I seem to remember it had a powdery milk coating...Is that still made?

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
  • 5/5
  • dar4
  • May 21, 2015
Loyal pet owner from Rock Springs, WY, United States
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great

i loved the dog food how many cups are there in the bag though

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  • oldman58
  • June 3, 2015
Loyal pet owner from Union Missouri

Graet Puppy Food

I have been using Purina dog food for about 30+ years now
I have a 2 year old mix That I have been feeding puppy chow and a 6mouth old that I got when she was 8 weeks old and now she get puppy chow

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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Puppy Food
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  • Chenille
  • June 7, 2015
Loyal pet owner from Coats, NC

I started buying Purina Healthy Morels for my pit puppy about 3 months ago. Chenille loves this food. She runs to her bowl when she hears me coming with her Purina Puppy food. There's not enough stars for Chenille to rate this food. She loves it. My oldest 4 yrs. pit, Lola eats Adult Purina Healthy Morels. She loves it too, They can't get enough of Purina in this household.

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