Your puppy deserves to eat an optimal and healthful diet built just for them with functional support protocols to help them live their best life
All diet formulations for puppies provide all of the nutrients they need and those nutrients are balanced to meet nutrition standards for canine growth stage, with the puppy’s breed(s) and specific physiology + genetic profile (if available) taken into account.
I use breed knowledge/experience & sigma-plotting tools to configure how best to plan a puppy’s daily energy intake and appropriately increase and decrease its kcal tiers for optimal growth.
Food science is used to correctly select biologically available and highly digestible ingredients for each puppy.
NRC 2006 & AAFCO/FEDIAF (country dependant) guidelines are utilized for check + balance and experience is used to appropriately set nutrient levels.
It is important to provide a complete diet that is balanced for your puppy’s breed, age, metabolism, individual frame, & other specifics that are critical to feeding the dog in front of you.
Client Welcome Package
A welcome package outlining what to expect during a formulation project.
I create a client portal where all of your documents are housed & tracked for delivery and opening. Types of things found in the client portal include: All client forms, custom packages, copies of emails, any medical records, laboratory analysis reports, medication information, etc. Careful documentation and reporting are needed to effectively track your pet’s nutritional health so any changes are uploaded here for future reference.
Client Onboarding Package
Once the contract has been signed + invoice has been paid, the formulation project is scheduled, and a package is created which details the project scope and project start & completion dates.
Getting Started Package
The getting started package is specific to your country and lists items/supplies you will need and suggested additional items/supplies. This is sent out after the project is scheduled so you can make any purchases you need before your formulation(s) are delivered. The getting started package helps you prepare so you can get started right away!
A Balanced Diet Formulation
Your puppy’s recipe(s) is formulated using biologically appropriate ingredients and canine nutrition guidelines recommended for your specific pup. Your puppy’s formulation(s) will not be applicable to another puppy, as the details that are used to formulate for your puppy are that specific.
I do not use chicken in formulations unless there is a specific reason, as it is a commonly problematic protein for dogs and provokes higher than desired omega-6 levels and often times visible symptoms of intolerance. Additionally, using better protein options allow for fewer additional ingredients.
Substitution Information (There are No Subs)
Because each recipe is formulated for a dog’s needs and per canine nutrition guidelines, precise nutrition is at play. There aren’t substitutions that allow for across-the-board swapping without affecting the nutrients. The only cases of various foods that can be changed are some eggs, many veggies, and fruits. Each recipe includes one minor adjustment to the type of ingredients used for fiber and or antioxidants, as anything further than that would cause the recipe to be imbalanced and require a complete reformulation.
Reformulations are not included with any formulation project and are billed at a reduced 10% returning client discount.
Expanded Kcal Tiers & Recipe Information for Growth
Formulations are created to optimally grow your puppy for up to the next 5 – 20 lbs., with the exception of extra-large breeds. Extra-large breed puppy diet formulations can be done for sometimes up to the next 30 lbs. of puppy, depending on the puppy’s particular case details. Puppies need to be assessed and evaluated throughout growth.
Please note that a wider range of lbs. is for large and extra-large breed puppies. This is not possible with small or medium breed puppies as the growth is not as large-scale. Small and medium breed puppies receive kcals recipe information for the next 5 – 20 lbs. if the puppy is of a breed/breeds that weighs more than 10 lbs. as adults.
Measured Ingredients List
I take the guesswork out of what to buy & how much to buy with a complete ingredients list that includes measurements for your balanced recipe. You can take this with you to the store or have it next to you for online shopping and use it to buy the amount you need based on your meal or batch size.
Functional Support Protocol + Gut Support Protocol
• Anti-inflammatory Skeletal Support Protocol
It is a good idea to provide functional nutrition to support your puppy’s skeletal system. This is especially important for larger breed puppies. Carpal Laxity Syndrome (Knuckling), is something that larger breed puppy owners sometimes deal with and amongst genetics and environmental factors being contributors, inadequate nutrition can also be a factor.
My skeletal support protocol provides appreciable levels of the types of nutrition needed to help support the joints, ligaments, tendons, tissues, and muscles.
• Gut Support Protocol
Gut support is important to offer puppies as their young bodies go through many changes and are exposed to various foods and environmental factors as they are developing their immune system. Not all probiotics and other forms of gut support work the same or as well in all breeds. Product information, and/or DY gut support ingredients and recipe instructions that are the best for your breed’s needs are included.
I provide two weeks of client email support so I can answer any questions you might have that are specific to the formulations and the ingredients used.
Client Offboarding Package
A wrap-up of your project and information regarding extended support options and a discount offer towards future services.