Black Gold Explorer Puppy Recipe

Black Gold Premium Pet Food

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For the growing, adventurous puppy.

With DHA from salmon oil to support brain and vision development, calcium and phosphorus to promote proper bone development, your puppy will be given all the nutrients he needs to hit the ground running.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude ProteinMin. 30.0 %

Crude FatMin. 20.0 %

Crude FiberMax. 3.0 %

MoistureMax. 10.0 %

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)Min. 0.07 %

CalciumMin. 1.2 %

PhosphorusMin. 1.0 %

ZincMin. 200 mg/KG

Vitamin EMin. 200 IU/KG

*Omega 6 Fatty AcidsMin. 3.1 %

*Omega 3 Fatty AcidsMin. 0.5 %

*TaurineMin. 0.1 %

*GlucosamineMin. 350 mg/KG

*Chondroitin SulfateMin. 500 mg/KG

Calorie Content444 KCAL/cup

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.


Chicken Meal (Source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate), Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Oatmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (source of DHA), Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid), Yeast Culture, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, Inulin, Beta Carotene, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Pea Protein, Dried Carrots, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Rosemary Extract.

Feeding Directions

Adult Dogs: The daily amount of food that adult dogs require is influenced by their environment, activity, size, and breed. The amount fed should be adjusted according to the dog’s appetite and body condition. Extremely active or hard-working dogs may require and consume 1 ½ to 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the chart. Once per day feeding is adequate for adult dogs.

Puppies: Nursing puppies are ready to start nibbling on moistened solid food at 3-4 weeks of age. To serve moist, simply add one-part warm water to four parts Black Gold Explorer Puppy Recipe Dog Food. Stir until the pieces become moistened. Feed your dog while the food is still warm. Allow them to eat as much as they can consume in a 30-minute period. Nursing puppies should be fed at least 3-4 meals per day. After they are fully weaned (6-8 weeks), you can feed dry puppy food in 2-3 meals per day. Find the puppy’s approximate weight and age in the feeding chart to determine the amount of food you should feed daily. After one year, follow the feeding chart for adult dogs.

Pregnancy and Nursing: Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female’s good body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.

Remember to provide plenty of fresh, clean water in a clean container at all times. For your pet's health, see your veterinarian regularly.

Dog Weight (LBS) Age:
0 – 6 Months* 6 Months – Adult* Adult*
3-5 1/2-1 1/2-3/4 1/4-1/2
5-15 1-2 3/4-1 1/2 1/2-1
15-25 2-3 1 1/2-2 1/4 1-1 1/2
25-40 3-4 2 1/4-3 1 1/2-2
40-60 4-5 1/2 3-4 1/4 2-2 3/4
60-80 4 1/4-5 1/4 2 3/4-3 1/2
80+ 5 1/4+1/3 cup for each additional 10lbs 3 1/2+1/3 cup for each additional 10lbs

*Amount per day is measured in cups, 1 cup = 8-ounce dry measuring cup.

Statement of Nutritional Adequacy

Black Gold Explorer Puppy Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages including growth of large size dogs (70 LB or more as an adult).

Calorie Statement

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3782 Kcal/kg or 444 Kcal/cup (Calculated)

Transition Instructions

When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer dog food, substitute a small amount of your dog's current food with Black Gold Explorer dog food. As shown in the chart below, gradually increase the amount of new food over a 10-day period. If your dog has a sensitive stomach, consider extending the transition period.

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