4LB / 13LB
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,
We try to listen to our customers and act on ideas that are in line with our philosophies as much as possible. One question we receive on regular basis is “why do you not have a small breed formula?” Our kibble size for all formulas is pretty small and works fine for most toy and small breed dogs, but there are those that need just a little smaller kibble. With the Best Breed Small Breed Recipe we have taken the same ultra premium ingredients found in our other foods and put them in a smaller kibble allowing for easier chewing for toy and small breed dogs. We have also listened to our breeder customers who have repeatedly told us how they love our food, but need a smaller kibble to help wean their puppies, including large breed puppies, from the mother’s milk to kibble.
The Best Breed Small Breed Recipe is little higher in protein and fat to keep up with the body maintenance demands of toy and small breed dogs. Protein is primarily derived from U.S.-raised chicken and complemented with whitefish rich in omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat health. The formula’s natural sources of glucosamine assist in joint and connective tissue health and probiotics are added for gut health.
Lastly, like all of our diets, the Small Breed Recipe is formulated without low-grade ingredients that are harder for your dog to digest. Some of these ingredients include animal by-product meal, cheap fillers, any sort of gluten (e.g., corn gluten), and artificial preservatives, flavors and colors.
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Millet, Whitefish Meal, Oatmeal, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Dry Eggs, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Lecithin, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kelp Meal, New Zealand Green Mussel, Salt, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Taurine, Marine Microalgae, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated.
|Crude Protein (Minimum)||28.0%|
|Crude Fat (Minimum)||17.0%|
|Crude Fiber (Maximum)||4.0%|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Minimum)||3.7%|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Minimum)||1.3%|
This data is composed of calculated values using ingredient nutritional analysis and actual lab analysis of our foods. It is not intended to represent absolute values and therefore not guaranteed as in the above table. The information should be used as a helpful guide when determining if a specific formula is suitable for a known dietary requirement. Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It is important to remember that your dog’s nutritional needs are unique and will vary with his environment, age and activity level. We recommend feeding to condition, this means using the following guide as a starting point, monitoring his weight and adjusting amounts accordingly. Feeding at least twice a day is optimal. Make sure fresh, clean water is available always.
|Body Weight (lbs.)
||Less Active (Cups Per Day)**
||Active (Cups Per Day)**
** 1 cup equals approximately 139 grams of food.
Best Breed Small Breed Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70lbs. or more as an adult).
Puppies: May feed up to 33% more than suggested adult levels to maintain optimum body weight.
Pregnant Females: Minimal increase needed during first 6 weeks. Weeks 7 through 9 increase up to 25%.
Lactating Females: Immediately after whelping nutritional demand increases by 50% when compared to maintenance levels. During peak lactation increase feeding up to 300% of regular intake.
Contains 528 Kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) and 4.0 oz. of food per standard 8 oz. measuring cup.