Understand the dog to nourish it properly
A glance at the dog’s origins provides better insight into the food likely to be beneficial for the animal’s health.
What the wolf can teach us about the domestic dog
The wolf is the dog’s ancestor. To survive it had to hunt, as did man, for that matter. Dog may have become differentiated from the wolf over time, but its digestive system and dentition have remained unchanged. This observation can lead to several essential deductions about nutrition for the dog.
Dogs are carnivorous, but must not live by meat alone
Originally a hunter, the dog is unquestionably a carnivore, but must not live by meat alone. More specifically, the wolf does not eat only the muscles and organs of its prey; it also eats the contents of the intestines and the stomach, i.e. cereals, fruits and vegetables.
The only difference between puppies and adult dogs is the quantity of food
Close observation of the wolf reveals that the young do not eat anything else than the adults do. Conversely, up to the age of 4 months, they eat before the others, because they need to eat more.
So there is no need to invent a different type of food for puppies, and even less of a need for a “light” or high energy value variety of food; for in nature, there are no special stags or wild boars and no special rabbits for puppies!