Why Small Dogs Need Small Breed Dog Food
They may like to run with the big dogs but our small dogs need to know (as do their humans) that small breed dog food is what they need when it comes to chow time. Fortunately, our small dogs have big reasons to run to their food bowls with the launch of Petcurean’s two new NOW FRESH small breed recipes for adult dogs: Small Breed Grain Free Red Meat, and Small Breed Grain Free Fish.
Our small dog LZ (aka Little Zeus) pictured above things he’s a big dog when it comes to his bark but we know when it comes to meal time we have to treat him like the special dog he is. He gets small breed dog food because it’s made for his ahem short stature, physical well being and well just made for him and his small breed brethren.
LZ however, is a picky eater so it’s not always easy feeding him what’s best for him. Fortunately with him being a Petcurean ambassador he gets to try out all their goodies and low and behold he likes Petcurean food. Naturally he had to check out the new bag above first to ensure it met to his high standards.
As the population of small breed dogs continues to grow, currently representing 52 percent of the U.S. dog population1, so does the demand for recipes that are specially formulated for small breeds. Petcurean’s small breed kibbles are one of the smallest in the market, featuring a unique clover shape for easy chewing and digestion, and are made with 100 percent fresh meat, 100 percent fresh omega oils, and zero rendered ingredients.
We sometimes have to accommodate LZ when it comes to where he eats. In this particular case he wanted to eat in his doggy bed that’s in my office. Oh yes you can bet he has a dog bed or blanket in almost every room of the house. No he’s not spoiled (yes he sure is spoiled) but what’s a small breed mom to do?
The new NOW FRESH Small Breed Grain Free Red Meat and Fish recipes for adult dogs feature 100 percent fresh lamb and pork or 100 percent fresh trout, salmon, and herring. Other recipe highlights include:
- Coconut oil, easily digested and absorbed to promote skin and coat health, weight loss, improve cracked paws, and to increase energy.
- Egg, an ideal protein because it’s 100 percent digestible and has the ideal amino acid composition for dogs and cats.
- Parsley and peppermint, natural ingredients to promote fresh breath.
- Apples, high in vitamin C, fiber, and good for the digestive tract.
- Grain-free, gluten-free: Zero grains, gluten, wheat, beef, chicken, corn, or soy.
- Zero rendered meats, by-products, added growth hormones, or artificial preservatives.
As you can see Petcurean’s small breed dog food is in tiny pieces for our 6lb lion so he can ever so delicately eat away. I was actually surprised that he started gobbling it down as soon as I put it on his plate. Normally he has to sniff it out for a few minutes first so kudos Petcurean you got our picky eater to chow down immediately.
NOW FRESH Small Breed recipes are formulated with ingredients that help support oral health and fresh breath, including sodium tripolyphosphate, which binds calcium to protect teeth from tartar formation, and parsley and peppermint, which are natural ingredients that contribute to fresh breath. In addition, the small clover-shaped kibble contributes to high palatability, easy chewing, and effective digestion.
As with Petcurean’s other NOW FRESH Small Breed recipes, the new Red Meat and Fish recipes are great for rotational feeding – which helps keep small breed notoriously picky eaters eager for mealtime. All formulas feature the same basic ingredients, so there is typically no transition period required. Another great way to pique a dog’s palate and add moisture to their diet is to feed the small breed dry food in combination with Petcurean’s NOW FRESH stew recipes for dogs, which launched in fall 2017. This also makes for a tasty (and healthy) treat!
Petcurean’s new NOW FRESH Small Breed line is now available at pet specialty retailers nationwide for MSRP $32.99 for a 6-pound bag of the Red Meat recipe and MSRP $28.99 for a 6-pound bag of the Fish recipe. For more information about NOW FRESH Small Breed, please visit https://www.petcurean.com/for-dogs/now-fresh/.
Make sure to check out our other handy pet tips in our pets section. Our cat Oliver will have you know that it hasn’t all gone to the dogs, there’s some articles that include him and his feline friends too like this one on Important Tips To Protect Your Pets.