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Best Puppy Foods UK for 2024 : Tested & Reviewed

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Puppies grow fast !


To support their quickly growing bodies puppies need a much higher nutrient intake than adult dogs. Some breeds of puppy can require up to three times more calories per kilogram of body weight than adult dogs.


Additionally there are a whole range of vital nutrients that your puppy needs during the first months of life to aid healthy growth and development.


With proper nutrition, puppies are more likely to develop properly and have strong bones and teeth, healthy vision, a thick lustrous coat and strong muscles.

MARCH 2024 : UPDATE After a new round of testing, we've added Pets Love Fresh as our top pick for a fresh/frozen puppy food.

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To make sure that your puppy is appropriately supported throughout this stage of growth, they should remain on a puppy-specific diet until they reach adulthood.


So choosing the right puppy food is crucial.


We take a look at some of the best puppy foods available in the UK. All the products featured in this article are premium, high-quality foods developed by nutritionalists and vets offering puppy parents some of the best puppy nutrition on the UK market.

In all cases, the dry food option works out cheaper than either wet, fresh or raw food. However, we need to mention that puppies can be notoriously finicky.

Wet dog foods are often considered to be more palatable than dry dog food by many dogs. They have a moist and tender texture, which can make it more appealing to fussy pups or those that have trouble chewing dry food.


Labrador puppy with best puppy food

We'll offer information on the type of food, recipes, range, price and money off discount codes. You can then decide which you feel is the best puppy food for your ball of fluff !


We've researched their nutritional content and health claims whilst curating a shortlist. It's worth noting, as non-scientists, we've used ratings from the amazing resource All About Dog Food for our nutritional comparisons and we check this on a regular basis to ensure we're sharing the most up-to-date information.


We've included a selection of dry food, wet food, raw, fresh, breed specific and tailored puppy food in our review. Jump to the section which interests you or grab a cuppa and read the whole review.



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Best Puppy Foods : At a Glance

Best Overall Puppy Food : Forthglade Puppy | View Forthglade

Best Raw Puppy Food : Naturaw Puppy | View Naturaw

Best Fresh Puppy Food : Years Fresh Food | View Years.com



Our Picks of the Best Puppy Food


1. Best Overall Puppy Food

Forthglade


Reasons to Buy :

+ Extensive range

+ Great for convenience

+ Good nutritional value

+ Kind to your pocket

+ No freezer space required


Reasons to Avoid :

- If you prefer raw or tailored dog food


Behind the Brand: 50 years worth of expertise in pet nutrition

Variety:

Wet - Duck with Sweet Potato, Turkey with Brown Rice, Chicken & Turkey, Turkey with Butternut Squash, Lamb with Liver, Chicken with Liver, Chicken with Oats, Duck with Oats PLUS their complementary meals containing 90% meat

Dry - Chicken, Duck, Turkey & Salmon


Clarity of Label: Excellent - full list of ingredient %


Price: £ – ££


One of the reasons we rate Forthglade so highly is their amazing and extensive range of wet foods. Some puppies can be extremely picky, and if it's your first dog experience, this can be really hard to deal with.


Having a range of flavours and aromas up your sleeve to offer a tempting variety is a great idea.


Forthglade best wet puppy food range

They offer Complementary and Complete meals which means you could feed your pup entirely on their Complete wet range or add either range as a tasty topper to your choice of dry food.


Their newly expanded selection offers grain free and wholegrain options, both of which are suitable for puppies sensitive stomachs and achieve a very credible 84% nutritional rating on All About Dog Food.


All their recipes have been nutritionally balanced and contain -

⭐️ Salmon Oil for Omega 3 to support brain development

⭐️ Chicory Root for probiotics to support a healthy digestive system

⭐️ Higher levels of chondroitin & glucosamine to support joint & bone development


Our testers commented that they found that the Forthglade trays easier to portion than tins, so ideal for adding as a topper. It's worth mentioning that the trays last up to 48 hours in the fridge once opened.


Forthglade best dry puppy food

Cold pressed dry food like the Forthglade range, are still relatively new on the scene but are growing in popularity due to their high nutritional value.


They have all the advantages of more conventional dry foods but without the potentially damaging high temperatures associated with the more traditional methods of formulating kibble.


The All About Dog Food website rate Forthglade Cold Pressed at 77% which is an exceptionally high nutritional rating for a dried dog food.


Forthglade's cold pressed dog food is grain free and available in chicken, duck, turkey and salmon blends plus there are several sizes from a 'try it and see' 1kg bag, to a big 'bumper value' 18kg.


Be aware though, that puppies can be particularly picky with new food, so mixing in wet food or adding some as a tasty topper (especially warmed) is a great way to entice them to lick their bowls clean.


If you would like to trial Forthglade, they offer a Puppy Pack.


Including 4 trays of complete puppy wet food (2 grain free and 2 wholegrain), along with 1kg of Cold Pressed dry food, a bag of their popular hand-baked training treats and a puppy advice booklet.

Forthglade Puppy Pack

We love their Puppy Pack, because it provides new puppy parents with a money-saving opportunity to try Forthglade's dog food before committing to large volumes.


Let's face it, nobody wants untouched dog food in the cupboard !

Our Verdict - We recommend Forthglade puppy food because of the wide selection of highly nutritious recipes available for picky pups. Customers clearly love them as their dry food, wet food and treat ranges won several awards in the 2024 Your Dog magazine awards voted by readers.

We also think that their Puppy Pack is a great way to test drive Forthglade without digging deep into your pockets.


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2. Best Value Premium Puppy Food

Pooch & Mutt


Reasons to Buy :

+ Best value food

+ Great for convenience

+ Kind to your pocket

+ No freezer space required


Reasons to Avoid :

- If you prefer raw or tailored dog food


Behind the Brand: Award winning, high quality pet food.

Range: Dry & wet food, treats, dental sticks & poo bags

Variety: Chicken with Superfoods


Price: £ – ££


Pooch & Mutt offer a wide range of wet & dry dog food alongside supplements, treats and even poo bags. They offer a one-stop shop for your puppy needs.

Pooch & Mutt Best Puppy Food

Designed specifically to get your pup off to the best start, according to All About Dog Food, their grain-free dry puppy food is the cheapest out of all 5 premium brands we feature in this article.


Nevertheless, as with all the puppy food, we would recommend that you calculate the food costs for your pup.


Undoubtably they will be slightly different depending on your pups size, breed, activity level and whether you choose dry/wet or a combination of the two.


To keep things really simple Pooch & Mutt offer one puppy dry food and one puppy wet food both with a nutritional rating of 69%.


Essentially, both their wet and dry puppy foods are 'complete' so you can choose to feed them on their own, mixed together or as a tasty topper.


Their Kibble is available in a 1.5kg and a 7.5kg size, and you can opt for an individual carton or a 12 pack of wet food. We love that you have the opportunity to find out what your pup loves, wet food, dry food or a combination before buying the larger size.

Pooch & Mutt Superfood Puppy Bundle

Their dry, grain-free Puppy Complete Chicken & Superfood is packed with lean protein and it's boosted with natural superfoods including salmon oil, kale, spinach, and berries packing in plenty of vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants.


Combining fresh free-run chicken and locally sourced vegetables, their Complete wet food also contains prebiotics to help puppies with their sensitive digestion.


Crucially, unknown allergies can be an issue so it's worth noting that the Pooch & Mutts range is naturally hypoallergenic and free from artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.


And it's good to know that all Pooch & Mutt's wet food is packaged in 100% recyclable cartons. So great for your pup and the planet.


What's more, Pooch & Mutt offer a downloadable Puppy Feeding Guide.

Pooch & Mutt Puppy Feeding Guide

Bringing your puppy home for the first time can be overwhelming for new puppy parents. The first few weeks are simply a blur of feeding, toilet training and nibbling things.


Pooch & Mutt's Puppy Feeding Guide can reduce the stress of feeding by offering plenty of helpful information on feeding and nutrition for new puppy owners.


From explaining how to transition smoothly to a new food, how much to feed on a daily basis to helping create a puppy feeding schedule, the Guide can help avoid all the potential pitfalls of feeding a puppy.


What's more, it's right there when you need it on your phone !

Our Verdict - We recommend Pooch & Mutt's Puppy food as a great value option if you're looking for a high quality dry puppy food without the price tag. Their Puppy Feeding Guide is incredibly useful and well thought out, offering you a wealth of information at your fingertips.

​Our review stars the totally adorable Rupert the Cavapoo Puppy

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3. Best Air Dried Puppy Food

Pure Pet Food



Reasons to Buy :

+ Ideal for puppies with sensitive stomachs

+ Great if you have limited freezer space

+ Long shelf life

+ Customised for your puppy


Reasons to Avoid :

- If you prefer the convenience of kibble


Behind the Brand: Innovative air-dried food customised for your dog


Range: On-line tailored food and a capsule range in Pets at Home


Recipes: 13 recipes

Clarity of Label: Good - partial list of ingredient %


Price: £


We think that Pure offers a healthier alternative to kibble for those dog lovers who don’t necessarily want to switch their puppy to pricier fresh, raw or home cooked food.

Pure Pet Food packaging and leaflets

Pure is air dried dog food which is some seriously clever stuff.


The air drying process acts as a natural form of preservation meaning that no preservatives or harmful high temperatures are needed.


All the Pure recipes are minimally processed and each ingredient is finely chopped to ensure they're super digestible.


The food is then gently air-dried at a low temperature so the moisture is removed but the food retains it's all important nutrients. You simply add water, stir and serve!


We loved that the food arrives with ingredient cards so you know exactly what's in each recipe, alongside a handy Transition Guide and a Top Tips Leaflet for fussy dogs.

Pure Pet food adding water

It’s widely acknowledged that wet dog food is generally more appetising, so if you have a picky pup, chances are Pure will be more appealing than kibble. You can evenchoose to add more water to find your puppy's preferred consistency.


Pure's recipes rank at the top of the nutritional scale with an All About Dog Food rating of 80% and better still, as it's completely customised for your puppy, their food can take account of any underlying health issues and allergies.


So it's an extremely popular option for owners of puppies suffering from ailments and sensitive stomachs.

Dog with Pure Pet Food

Pure certainly ticks a lot of boxes for us including easy storage, delivered to your door and most importantly the option to tailor the food to meet your dog's nutritional needs.


Pure offer a straightforward online subscription service. We'd suggest taking the 3 minute quiz to get a personalised meal plan for your pooch and a better idea of pricing.


With the cost of living crisis, everyone is looking at ways to reduce their monthly expenditure. By selling directly to you, Pure are able to keep their costs down so it is one of the best value dog foods to feature in our review.

Our Verdict - If your puppy suffers from skin issues, allergies or digestive problems, we would recommend taking a closer look at Pure as a great customised option for food-sensitive fur babies.

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4. Best Raw Puppy Food

Naturaw

Reasons to Buy :

+ Best for fussy dogs

+ Ideal for sensitive tummies

+ Biologically Appropriate Raw Food

+ Suits dog lovers with freezer space

Reasons to Avoid :

- If you have a lack of freezer space


Behind the Brand: Ethical raw dog food company


Range: Original, Forage, Simply


Variety: Specific puppy recipe


Clarity of Label: Excellent - full list of ingredient %


Price: ££– £££


Naturaw are an ethical, high quality British raw dog food brand. We've included Naturaw not just for their exceptionally high quality raw dog food but their commitment to sustainability. And we're not the only ones to think so.


Their Forage range is rated 96% by the independent advice site - AADF (All About Dog Food) and Naturaw have been awarded the first ever, highly prestigious King's Award for Enterprise for its excellence in sustainable development.

Naturaw range of raw dog foods

From their 100% compostable packaging, planting trees every time someone subscribes to their food offer to generating their own solar power; sustainability is at the heart of their brand.


Their range includes :-

⭐️ Original - 80:10:10

⭐️ Forage - added whole food ingredients

⭐️ Simply - for the experienced raw feeder


It's their award-winning Forage range we feature here as it offers a specific raw dog food formulated for puppy's more sensitive tummies.

Naturaw raw puppy food

Minced to a finer consistency to take account of your puppy's smaller mouth and weaker jaw, it's easier for them to eat and helps ensure they receive the proper nutrition.


It's worth noting that all Naturaw's range is made in Yorkshire using British human-grade meat and is free from grains and fillers. The mince includes British prime beef chunks, organic chicken and beef offal.


Their Forage range is balanced with a super food selection of fresh fish, whole foods, organic vegetables, fruit and botanicals. The Puppy range has achieved a enviable 96% on All About Dog Food.

Naturaw puppy food and packaging

Naturaw offer a great value Puppy Raw Food Box which includes 30 of their 500g packs, with free next day delivery and free treats. Or you could opt to Build Your Own Box adding in Puppy Raw Food and a selection of their other recipes.


One thing to bear in mind that raw dog food arrives frozen so freezer storage is a consideration.

Our Verdict - We recommend Naturaw puppy food as a great option if you're considering a raw dog food diet for your puppy. An exceptionally high quality raw dog food with an unrivalled commitment to sustainability.

Naturaw have kindly offered Smart Bark readers £5 off their first order.

Simply use the discount code FREDDIESENTME


If you're interested in raw dog food, why not take a look at our deep-dive article where we test and review the 4 Best Raw Dog Foods in the UK or if you're considering a switch to raw, take a look at our article - Raw Dog Food : Benefits and Risks



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5. Best Fresh Puppy Food

Years.com


Reasons to Buy :

+ Very high nutritional value

+ Customised for your puppy

+ Great if you have limited freezer space

+ Additional Superfood Supplement

+ Trial box available


Reasons to Avoid :

- Pricier than some


Behind the Brand: NEW UK fresh dog food brand


Range: Ex Luxury Yacht Head Chef & Veterinary Clinical Nutrition Specialist designed dog food


Variety: 5 recipes plus a range designed specifically for puppies

Clarity of Label: Excellent - full list of ingredient %


Price: £££


Years are unique to our review because they are the only fresh dog food company to offer a range of puppy specific meals with recipes tailored to your puppy.

Years.com - best fresh dog food

Offering a subscription service, you simply visit Years and take a short on-line quiz telling them all about your pup.


They take into account breed, size, ailments, allergies, whether you feed treats and if your pup's over or underweight. All this data creates a personalised meal plan for your puppy.


You are prompted once a month to update you puppy's weight to keep the calorie intake accurate.


Choose from a selection of 5 different grain and legume free recipes, all including a high variety of ingredients (over 20 per recipe) with vegetables, seeds, fruit, herbs and botanicals


It's worth mentioning that Years have achieved an exceptionally high nutritional rating of 95% on the independent dog food rating site - 'All About Dog Food'. So you'll struggle to find a more nutritious dog food on the UK market.

Years.com fresh puppy food

However, the biggest difference (for me and I'm guessing a lot of dog-lovers) between Years and their fresh food rivals is storage.


Whereas their fresh rivals require freezing and refrigeration which can lead to storage issue for dog lovers, Years can be stored in your cupboard.


Storing Years.com puppy food

It's all down to the way their food is cooked NOT the addition of preservatives. Uniquely designed trays with steam vessels, reduce the cooking time and temperature required, so the food is minimally processed. It only needs to be popped in the fridge once opened.


We were certainly impressed by the look and aroma of their fresh puppy food. Some breeds of puppy can be notoriously picky but we don't think there will be an issue with Years.


You can easily identify key ingredients within the dish and to be honest each meal looks fit to serve up for my family as well as my dog.


Testing Years.com dog food in the home

Oh, we nearly forgot to mention the Superfood Supplement to accompany your puppy's meals.


Puppies need basically the same vitamins as adult dogs, but the levels they need are different. Tailored to your puppy's breed and designed to address common ailments, Years's unique puppy botanical blend contains a blend of probiotics and prebiotics to support healthy gut flora.


Additionally it offers the correct balance of vitamins and minerals (including zinc, copper and phosphorus) to support your growing puppy.


Years offer a great value 7 day trial pack, so you can check your puppy loves the food before ordering a large quantity.


Years.com aren't the cheapest dog food we feature in our review so we'd recommend taking the online quiz to get a breakdown of the ongoing costs for your puppy.

Our Verdict - If you are looking for a top quality, highly nutritious fresh food, personalised to suit your puppy and delivered to your door, then we'd suggest taking a closer look at Years.

Try Years.com from just £3 for a 7 day transition trial

Enter discount code SMARTBARK for free delivery on any order

If you would like to know more, why not read our deep dive review Years.com Dog Food Review : A Complete Nutrition System


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6. Best Frozen/ Fresh Dog Food

Pets Love Fresh


Reasons to Buy :

  + Great value taster packs available

  + Clever fridge storage

  + Free UK next day delivery


Reasons to Avoid :

   - If you have limited freezer space


Behind the Brand: UK fresh dog food brand launched in 2020


Range: Recipes formulated by vets and nutritionists, storage solutions, dog chews, bowls and poop bags


Variety: 5 adult recipes plus a puppy specific recipe


Clarity of Label: Good - list of meat ingredient %


Price: £££


Pets Love Fresh are a relatively new dog food company, starting back in 2020. They market their fresh dog food as less processed and more closely resembling human diets than the more traditional kibbles and off-the-shelf alternatives.


Pets Love Fresh dog food range

Pets Love Fresh contains simple, high-quality ingredients including single source protein and has no preservatives making it ideal if your puppy struggles with allergies and you're looking for a food where you can accurately check the ingredients.


With an 'All About Dog Food' nutritional rating of 82%, their puppy recipe is high in protein containing 70% chicken, organic brown rice, egg and superfoods such as cranberries and seaweed.


Their Simply Puppy recipe is suitable for pups from 8 weeks old, all the way through to six months.

You can transition your pup across to their range of adult foods anytime after 3 months.


This is the only food in our review which arrives in a roll or chub. This cylindrical package has the appearance of a sausage with the ends sealed by metal clips. 


There are two sizes of chub available - 600g or 1kg, and you have the option to select the size most appropriate for your puppy. It's worth noting that the 1kg chubs work out better value.


Pets Love Fresh dog food arrives frozen, and you simply defrost one chub at a time. Once defrosted, we loved that you simply cut the roll at any point, dice the food and dish up! The remaining food lasts up to 5 days in the fridge.


We think that Pets Love Fresh pack some nifty features, which could make this the best option for you.


Pets Love Fresh fridge container for dog food

Firstly, there's the innovative storage solution. Their clever container fits in your fridge door and is designed to be flexible holding both sizes of chub. In testing, we loved this smart solution as it helps keep your fridge clean and organised whilst maximising the freshness of your puppy food.


Their great value Taster Pack includes 3 x 600g chub rolls, a fridge storage container and a handy bamboo chopping board. The combination of the storage container and the bamboo board ensures that your food and your pup's food are separated - gem of an idea !


Fresh dog food in bowl

We found that the pâté like consistency makes an ideal filler for a Kong, lickmat or slow feeder. If you have a puppy that appears to inhale their food, a slow feeder can make all the difference.


Equally for fussy pups, adding some fun to mealtimes using a slow feeder is a game changer. We filled this SodaPup enrichment tray with Pets Love Fresh, cream cheese and blueberries, turning it into a fun game.


Pets Love Fresh dog food in a slow feeder

As good quality fresh foods like Pets Love Fresh are generally expensive than kibble, you could opt to add Pets Love Fresh as a tasty topper on dry food which will reduce the price per meal significantly.


Generally, if you chose to feed your puppy exclusively on Pets Love Fresh costs are:-


🐾 Puppy (5kg) - £2.92 a day

(based on the smaller 600g chub)


🐾 Puppy (8kg) - £3.60 a day

(based on the larger 1kg chub)


So the downside is the price ! Initially Pets Love Fresh appears the most expensive food reviewed. However it's worth pointing out that there are a number of additional ways to keep the price down -


⭐️ Take advantage of the SMARTBARK discount code

⭐️ Buy larger quantities as you receive bigger % discounts

⭐️ Buy the larger 1kg Chubs as they work out cheaper per gram

⭐️ Use as a tasty topper

⭐️ Sign up for the Subscribe & Save

⭐️ Join the Loyalty Scheme

Our Verdict - Pets Love Fresh is a very high quality fresh food that would make an ideal topper. We think that the consistency will appeal to fussy pups and their amazing value Taster Pack is a perfect way to try the food with mumium outlay.

Get 20% OFF Pets Love Fresh

with discount code 20BYSMARTBARK or click here


Or if you're interested in other fresh dog foods, read our article Best Fresh Dog Food Review which tests and compares the rivals -

⭐️ Years.com

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7. Best Bespoke Dry Puppy Food


Reasons to Buy :

+ Tailored puppy food

+ Perfect for pups with allergies

+ Convenient

+ Long shelf life

+ Flexible ordering


Reasons to Avoid :

- Not the cheapest


Behind the Brand: 250,000 happily fed dogs


Range: Customised dry kibble, wet food, treats, dental chews & poo bags


Variety: Tailored


Clarity of Label: OK - Generalised ingredient %


Price: ££


Tailored dog food is an extremely popular choice for dog lovers, particularly those looking to manage allergies or struggling with health issues.


Puppy with tails.com dog food

What tails.com offers dog lovers, is the best of both worlds - the scoop & serve convenience of dry dog food coupled with a totally bespoke blend formulated for your puppy.


You can tailor your puppy's kibble around their favourite flavours, tell them about any pre-existing conditions or allergies and even update your on-line dashboard with your puppy's weight so tails.com can adjust their portion size.


We love that your tails.com custom recipe is totally flexible and cleverly adapts as your puppy ages.


For instance, for puppies under 14 weeks, deliveries are every two weeks so that tails.com can keep up with their nutritional needs this adjusts over time as you pup grows.

tails.com food for puppys

We found the process of creating your puppy's very own recipe extremely straightforward.


Simply use their online quiz to tell them all about your puppy and they'll do the rest, customising a personal diet made just for your pup.


You can choose to add in wet food and treats to your customised kibble order but be aware that it's only the kibble which is tailored.


If for any reason your puppy doesn't like their recipe, it's good to know that tails.com will change the blend for free.


Each order comes with a perfect portion scoop, to help ensure you are feeding your dog exactly the right amount of calories every day. From experience it's easy to find family members feeding different amounts especially with those puppy eyes looking up at you.


tails.com puppy food in a bowl

It's worth noting that it is super simple to pause, amend, delay or completely stop your deliveries so it's nothing like that dreaded gym membership!


We think that tails.com are the best tailored dry dog foods on the UK market with over 30,000 positive reviews from happy dog lovers on Trustpilot.

Our verdict - If you're looking for a unique blend of dry food for your puppy, we would recommend taking a closer look and maybe trying their online quiz to get an accurate picture of the costs involved for your four-legged best friend.


Smart Bark can offer an amazing 75% 0FF your first box

(dry food + wet food + treats + poo bags) for all new customers.

Simply enter Discount Code SMART75 at checkout.

What to know more ? Why not read our deep-dive review of tails.com



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8. Best Breed Specific Puppy Food

Royal Canin


Reasons to Buy :

+ Best for breed specific puppy food

+ Convenient

+ Dry & wet food options

+ No fridge space required

Reasons to Avoid :

- Not the cheapest puppy food.


Behind the Brand: More than 50 years of health nutrition


Range: Wet and Dry foods


Variety: 26 puppy food options aimed at breeds or puppy size


Clarity of Label: Poor - No individual ingredient %


Price: ££


Our final pick is Royal Canin. Royal Canin are by far the largest dog food brand featured in our article. Available worldwide they are part of the giant Mars Incorporated which also includes Eukanuba.

Royal Canin breed specific dry food for dogs

The first thing to say about Royal Canin is that it was the world's first nutritional programme based on the size and age of dogs.


Each product formula has been created to provide nutrition that meets health needs based on size, breed, age or lifestyle


So there isn't simply one puppy food, but an extensive range based on size and/or breed.


For example, if have a Pug, French Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel or Dalmatian puppy, Royal Canin offer a specific kibble adapted in size, shape and formula for your breed.


Their Pug puppy food is adapted for dogs with brachycephalic jaws to help them pick up the kibble and encourage them to crunch it.

Royal Canin Puppy food

The Dalmatian puppy food is adapted to help maintain a healthy urinary system thanks to adapted protein sources.


Some very clever stuff!


Clearly if you're looking for a dry food specifically for your cockapoo or labradoodle, you're not going to find one. They only offer pedigree specific food.


But Royal Canin do offer 5 different kibbles based on the suggested adult weight of your puppy - Extra Small, Mini, Medium, Maxi and Giant.


Royal Canin recommend mixing their dry kibble and their wet food for optimum results. Whilst the dry food supports dental hygiene their wet food has an aroma to stimulate the pickiest of pups and a soft texture for baby teeth.

Royal Canin is the only breed specific puppy food available, but be aware that if you follow their advice and combine their dry kibble with the wet chunks in gravy, it can work out to be an expensive option.




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Our Verdict


Feeding your puppy a diet specifically designed for their life stage is important for their overall health and growth. It is recommended to switch to an adult dog food only after your puppy has reached their full adult size and has slowed down their growth.


Hungry puppy

All the brands of puppy food we've featured have been specifically formulated for puppies different nutritional needs compared to adult dogs. It really depends on which food suits your puppy and you.


If you have a fussy pup then we would recommend looking at raw, fresh or adding wet food to dry food as this will definitely be more appealing to their senses.


So to summarise the benefits of each option we've featured :-


⭐️ Forthglade offer the widest range of wet food recipes including wholegrain and grain-free options


⭐️ Pooch & Mutt offer a wonderful Puppy Feeding Guide to accompany their great value foods


⭐️ Pure offer an air dried dog food customised for your puppy at a great price


⭐️ Naturaw offer an outstanding quality and sustainable raw dog food


⭐️ Years offer highly nutritious fresh food tailored to your puppy


⭐️ Pets Love Fresh offer a high quality fresh/ frozen food making an ideal topper


⭐️ tails.com offer a bespoke blend of kibble to suit your puppy


⭐️ Royal Canin are the only company to offer high-quality specific breed dog food.



Who said picking a dog food was easy ? They all have something to offer - which will you choose ?





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