We get a lot of questions regarding puppy food and dog food. What brand is best? Where can we get what you use? How much should we feed?

We use Nutri Source Medium and Small Breed Puppy Food.
We prefer the no corn products for puppies, believing ingredients other than corn are better for the digestive tract.

Their web site has a retail locator you can use by simply entering your zip code. It can be found at: www.nutrisourcedogfood.com 
For feeding amounts we recommend putting a pre-measured amount out for your puppy and letting them eat for about 10-15 minutes, then pick up and determine how much he/she has consumed. Small puppies will need to eat 3 or more times a day.

Feeding Guidelines

Feeding guidelines have been updated as of 5/12/2011.  Individual packages will be updated as existing package inventory is depleted.

Divide the amount shown into 2 to 3 feedings daily.


8 oz. Cups/ Grams

8 oz. Cups/ Grams8 oz. Cups/ Grams8 oz. Cups/ Grams
0 - 5 lbs. / 0 - 2 kg.1/4 - 1 1/4 Cups / 31 - 156g
5 - 10 lbs. / 2 - 5kg.1 - 2 1/4 Cups / 125 - 281g1 3/4 - 2 Cups / 218 - 249g
10 - 15 lbs. / 5 - 7kg2 - 3 Cups / 249 - 374g2 - 2 1/2 Cups / 249 - 312g
15 - 20 lbs. / 7 - 9kg2 1/2 - 3 Cups / 312 - 374g
20 - 30 lbs. / 9 - 14kg3 - 3 3/4 Cups / 374 - 468g2 - 2 3/4 Cups / 249 - 343g
30 - 40 lbs. / 14 - 18kg3 3/4 - 4 1/2 Cups / 468 - 561g2 3/4 - 3 Cups / 343 - 374g2 1 /2 - 3 1/4 Cups / 312 - 405g
50 - 60 lbs. / 23 - 27g3 1/2 - 4 3/4 Cups / 437 - 593g3 1/4 - 4 Cups / 405 - 499g

**Amount of food consumed will vary based on activity level, age, breed and environment. Standard 8-oz/250 cc measuring cup holds approximately 4.40 oz/125 g of Nutrisource Small & Medium Breed Puppy Formula Dog Food. At 5-7 months and again at about 12 months, your puppy will automatically reduce the amount consumed. This is due to natural reduction in growth rate and the reduced need for calories. Consult your veterinarian if you believe your dog is too thin or overweight. Remember it is important to have clean, fresh water available for your dog at all times.

Calorie Content Metabolizable Energy (calculated): 4,114 kcals per kg, 513 kcals per cup

Cups per bag      1.5 lbs.     5 Cups

                           6.6 lbs.     24 Cups

                            18 lbs.     65 Cups

                            35 lbs.     127 Cups


NutriSource® Small and Medium Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice Formula is ideal for growing small and medium breed puppies (breeds that mature at less than 50 lbs.). NutriSource® Small and Medium Breed Puppy Food contains the higher levels of protein and fat needed by small and medium breed puppies and is formed to smaller, bite size shapes making it easier for small dogs to eat. NutriSource® is made with real chicken and no chicken by-products. NutriSource® combines chicken, rice and carefully selected ingredients in the precise blend to promote balanced growth and optimum health for small and medium breed puppies. NutriSource® Small and Medium Breed Puppy food also supplies complete and balanced nutrition for gestating and lactating females. Feed NutriSource® Small and Medium Breed Puppy food to your Small/Medium Breed Puppy from weaning until your dog reaches it's mature body weight and size, usually at about one year.
Protein - 32%
Fat - 21%

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (Min.)32.0%320 g/kg
Crude Fat (Min.)21.0%210 g/kg
Crude Fiber (Max.)5.0%50 g/kg
Moisture (Max.)10.0%100 g/kg
Iron (Min.)300 mg/kg
Copper (Min.)14 mg/kg
Manganese (Min.)16 mg/kg
Zinc (Min.)200 mg/kg
Selenium (Min.)0.1 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.)170 IU/kg
*Omega - 6 Fatty Acids (Min.)4.0%40 g/kg
*Omega - 3 Fatty Acids (Min.)1.0%10 g/kg
*Docoasahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min.)0.05%0.5 g/kg
* Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.)90 mg/kg
*Cobalt (Min.)1.0 mg/kg
* Total Microorganisms (Min.)
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Aspergillus niger, Bacillus subtillis)

100 million CFU/lb**

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
** Colony Forming Units per pound

Calorie Content Metabolizable Energy (calculated):   4,114 kcals per kg, 513 kcals per cup

Chicken meal, chicken, brown rice, white rice, fish meal (a source of fish oil), oatmeal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flax seeds, beet pulp-dried, sunflower oil, tomato pomace, natural  chicken flavor, dried brewers yeast, potassium chloride, salt, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), lecithin, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), choline chloride, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtillis fermentation product.

NutriSource® Small and Medium Breed Puppy Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Available in 33 lb., 18 lb., 6.6 lb., & 1.5 lb. bags

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