Why Puppy Food?


Puppies have specific nutritional needs during their first year of life. Unlike adult dog food, which is formulated to support full-grown dogs, puppy food is made to nourish a puppy’s initial growth and development. 


The best puppy food is complete and balanced for puppies to help support this essential early growth. From building strong bones to developing healthy muscles and organs, a high-quality food for your puppy provides a nutritional foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime.  


Whether you’re looking for dry or wet puppy food, or even a veterinarian-recommended food, Purina offers a wide range of puppy food brands created to provide nutrition to help them grow into a healthy adult dog. 

Explore Brands Offering Puppy Food

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Pro Plan

Purina Pro Plan is the most advanced nutrition for your pet’s best life. That’s why we’re proud to offer a full spectrum of performance and specialized nutrition formulas, including options that support healthy aging, reduce cat allergens, provide guaranteed live probiotics, and more. Try Pro Plan today and discover what advanced nutrition can do. 

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Purina ONE

Purina ONE® pet food expertly combines natural, high-quality ingredients to create nutrition that can lead to visible differences in your pet's health. 

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Puppy Chow

Puppies and adult dogs have different needs. The Healthy Start Nutrition found in every Puppy Chow recipe includes nutrients for healthy development that are critical during a puppy’s first one to two years. 

Benefits of Puppy Food

  • DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, to support brain and vision development 
  • High-quality protein to support growing muscles 
  • 100% complete and balanced for the growth of puppies 

Learn More About Puppy Food and Feeding

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Many new puppy owners wonder how often puppies should eat. The frequency of feedings depends on your puppy’s age. Find out how often to feed a puppy from Purina’s experts.
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What should you feed a puppy? Puppies have specific nutritional needs and puppy food contains essential nutrients. Learn more about what to feed a puppy and why here from Purina’s experts.