ICEPAW Puppy Junior pure dry foodPuppy Junior pure dry food is a special rearing food for puppies and young dogs up to 12 months of age.
Puppies require a different nutritional profile than an adult dog for balanced growth. ICEPAW Puppy Junior pure is rich in fresh herring and easily digestible rice. The much smaller kibble shape, adapted to puppy teeth, makes the food easy to eat. The food we have designed especially for puppies and young dogs is not only highly appreciated by countless breeders and puppy owners, but also our puppies and young dogs at the Michael Tetzner Racing Sled Dog Farm, receive the best conditions for optimal physical, healthy and mental development with this delicious, high-quality food.
The Puppy Junior Pure dry food enables easy food intake and utilization due to the three clearly defined food ingredients:
- Herring as animal protein source
- Rice as an easily digestible main carbohydrate source
- Valuable salmon oil for the important addition of high-quality omega-3/6 fatty acids
The dry food contains special, coordinated combinations for:
- beautiful coat (through the addition of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from salmon and linseed oil, biotin, zinc)
- stable joints (through the use of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA,glucosamine)
- protection of cells and tissues (by addition of rosemary extracts, tocopherols, vitamins E and C, selenium)
- balanced growth (due to the high, easily digestible nutrient density)
- healthy and resistant constitution (due to a complete and high vitaminization)
Fish meal (herring) 34%, rice 32%, rice flour 4%, animal fat, salmon oil 4%, dried beet pulp, linseed oil 0.2%, rosemary extract 0.01%, glucosamine HCl 0.01%, yucca schidigera 0.02%.
What you should know about the herring:
- improves concentration and performance
- supports and strengthens bone formation and metabolism
- promotes healthy skin and beautiful coat
- supports muscle development and vitality
- rich in vital omega-3 fatty acids
- rich in vitamin D and B12
Dry food made from fish
Fish as a source of vitamin D
Dogs cannot produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D themselves. For this reason alone, it is very important that dogs get vitamin D from their food. The fish varieties processed in ICEPAW, such as herring, salmon, mackerel, anchovy and sardine, contain particularly high amounts of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is mainly stored in the liver and fatty tissue. It plays a very important role in the regulation of bone metabolism. Vitamin D controls that calcium and phosphorus are absorbed and processed by the body as needed.
Fish as a supplier of omega-3 fatty acids
In addition to vitamin D, fatty fish such as herring in particular provide the valuable omega-3 fatty acids. As a rule of thumb, the more fatty a fish and the colder its habitat, the more omega-3 fatty acids it contains. Omega-3 fatty acids are so-called essential fatty acids. This means that they are vital for the organism, but the body cannot synthesize them itself from other nutrients - the dog must absorb the substances through food. A distinction is made between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The dog absorbs the omega-6 fatty acids in sufficient quantities via the meaty components. However, to ensure that the dog also receives enough omega-3 fatty acids, the diet should be supplemented with a high-quality fish oil, such as ICEPAW cod oil, a rather low-fat oil, or ICEPAW salmon oil, a high-fat oil containing the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Very important to know is that the ratio of fatty acids among themselves must be optimal. The higher the proportion of omega-3 fatty acids and the lower the proportion of omega-6 fatty acids, the more optimal the oil. Thus, a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids of 5:1 to a maximum of 10:1 should not be exceeded.
Fish as a source of iodine
Fish are a natural source of iodine. Marine fish have a significantly higher iodine content than seawater fish because they already consume iodine-rich algae through their diet. Iodine plays an important role in thyroid function and thus energy balance. The daily iodine requirement of an adult dog is about 15 µg per kg body weight. Puppies, young dogs, pregnant or lactating bitches require correspondingly more iodine. Fish rich in iodine include pollock, haddock and cod.
net mass: 400 g