Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula is 100% complete and balanced concentrated nutrition for all life stages.
Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula is crafted to give puppies everything they need to explore and live energetic and eventful lives outdoors with you.
DHA from fish oil supports healthy brain and eyes, prebiotics and oatmeal support healthy digestions, and real fruits and vegetables provide natural antioxidants.
DHA from fish oil for brain and vision development
Prebiotics and oatmeal for sensitive stomachs
Fruits and vegetables – No corn, wheat, or soy
Crude Protein (min)30.0%
Crude Fat (min)20.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.0%
Docosahexaenoic acid (min)0.07%
Zinc (min)200 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min)200IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)3.1%*
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)0.5%
Glucosamine (min)350 mg/kg*
Chondroitin Sulfate (min)500 mg/kg*
Calorie Content378 Kcal/Cup
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Chicken Meal (Source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Oatmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Fish Meal, Dried Sweet Potato, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Pea Protein, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Beta Carotene, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.
Feeding Guidelines for Puppies: Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula Food is fully adequate and may be fed to puppies as soon as they will nibble at solid food (usually around three weeks of age). Start feeding your puppy a moist mixture containing two parts food to one-part warm broth or water. The amount of liquid may be gradually reduced as the puppy grows older.
Puppies and growing dogs should be fed all they will consume in three to four feedings per day until they are about six months old. At that time, their food allowance should be gradually adjusted. Through proper food allowance and exercise, puppies should be kept in lean muscular condition until about 1-1/2 years of age. Use the guide below as a recommended starting point for puppy feeding.
|Dog Size||1-3 Months||4-5 Months||6-8 Months||9-11 Months||12-24 Months|
|Toy||2/3 – 1||2/3 – 1||2/3 – 1||2/3 – 1||2½ – 3*|
|Small||2½ – 3*||2½ – 3*||1¾ – 2||2 – 2¼||2¼ – 3*|
|Medium||1 – 1¾||1¾ – 2¼||2¼ – 3||3 – 3¾||3¾ – 4*|
|Large||1½ – 3||3 – 3¾||3 – 3¾||4 – 4¾||4 – 4¾|
|Extra Large||2 – 3½||2 – 3½||2 – 3½||2 – 3½||7¾ – 8½|
*Transition to adult feeding
Feeding Guidelines (Adult): The daily amount of food dogs need is influenced by the environmental temperature, and their activity, size and breed. The amount fed should be adjusted according to the dog’s appetite and condition. Pregnant, nursing, extremely active or hard-working dogs may require and consume 2 to 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the chart.
The chart below shows the cups of Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula Food that is required daily to maintain condition and to support a normal level of activity in adult dogs of varying sizes.
|Your Dog’s Current Weight (lb.)||Standard 8 oz. cups to feed per day*|
|5-10||2/3 – 1|
|10-15||1 – 1½|
|15-25||1½ – 2|
|25-40||2 – 3|
*Amounts are based on a standard 8oz. measuring cup. A cup will hold about 3½ ounces of Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula Food.
**For larger dogs, feed an additional 1/2 cup per day for each 10 lbs. of additional body weight over 80 lbs.
Provide plenty of fresh, clean water in a clean container at all times.
Remember to thoroughly wash your hands after handling your dog’s food or feeding utensils.
The daily amount of food dogs need is influenced by the environmental temperature, and their activity, size and breed. The amount fed should be adjusted according to the dog’s appetite and condition. Extremely active or hard-working dogs or lactating females may require and consume 2 to 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the chart. (Adult Chart)
Puppies and growing dogs should be fed all they will consume in three to four feedings per day until they are about six months old. At that time their food allowance should be gradually adjusted. Through proper food allowance and exercise, puppies should be kept in lean muscular condition until about 1-1/2 years of age. Use the guide below as a recommended starting point for puppy feeding.
Statement of Nutritional Adequacy
Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula Food 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).
Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3782 Kcal/kg or 378 Kcal/cup (calculated)
When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer Dog Food, substitute a small amount of current food with Black Gold Explorer, gradually increase over a four-day period.