Native Puppy

For developing puppies and pregnant or lactating females.

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

  • Packaging:  40-lb Bag
  • Life Stage:  Puppy
  • Feed Type:  Dry Food
  • Feed Form:  Extruded

Product Description

Native® Puppy is formulated to provide the quality nutrition required for growing puppies. The specific balance of protein and energy helps to support the controlled healthy growth desired in medium to large breed performance canines. For toy or small breeds with higher energy needs, consider feeding Native Level 3 or 4. Native Puppy is also suitable for adult dogs with light to moderate activity levels, including seniors and those that are pregnant or lactating.

Features & Benefits

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NutriVantage® Nutrition Optimizer® for dogs is an exclusive blend of organic macromolecules, trace minerals, antioxidants, and chelating agents. Our Ph.D. nutrition staff adds this exclusive blend to our proprietary dog formulas to optimize the nutrition offered to your dog’s digestive tract. That means you can relax in knowing your dog is getting the needed nutritional support to stay healthy for a lifetime of companionship and performance. Your dog is part of the family – and you want your dog to enjoy a long, healthy life at your side. That’s why we developed NutriVantage Nutrition Optimizer, a food supplement designed to provide optimal nutritional supplementation to your dog’s digestive tract.

Concentrated Energy

Meat protein and fat delivers nutrient dense calories to maintain weight and stamina.

Quality Protein and Fat Sources

Top-quality meat meals with no meat by-products.

Naturally Healthy

Meat meals and grains with no chemical preservatives or artificial colors.

Wholesome Grains

Contains no corn, wheat or soy.

Antioxidant-Rich Nutrients

Key nutrients support the body’s natural defenses through a healthy immune system.

Chelated Minerals

All vitamins and minerals required for optimal health in a readily available form.

Omega 3 and 6

Essential for normal immune activity and skin, coat, and nail health.


For digestive health and immune system support.

Meat Protein vs. Meat Protein Meal

Many pet food companies promote their products as chicken or meat sources at significant levels. Such protein sources may be 75 percent water or more. So, when moisture is lost during the pet food production process, the level of actual meat remaining is substantially less.

For Native performance dog food, chicken or lamb meal is the preferred protein source and contains less than 10% water – meaning the level of actual meat remains high and is truthfully the first ingredient on the label after processing.

Nutritional Information

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min28.00%
Crude Fat, min15.00%
Crude Fiber, max4.00%
Moisture, max10.00%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, min*0.48%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, min*2.80%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (Mixed Tocopherols Preservative), Brown Rice, Ground Flaxseed, Rice Bran (stabilized), Plain Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Fish Meal, Brewer’s Liquid Yeast, Yeast Culture, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Yeast Extract, Choline Chloride, Dried Algae, Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, Biotin, Reed-Sedge Peat, L-Lysine, Zinc Sulfate, Taurine, Selenium Yeast, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Managanese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium d-Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid (preservatives).

Calorie Content

3,800 kcal ME/kg; 380 kcal/cup

Nutritional Adequacy Statement

Native Puppy 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).

Nutrition Notes

Feeding Directions

(Adjust according to condition of pet)

Suggested Feeding Guidelines
Age in Months2-45-78-12Adult
Body Weight (lb)Approximate cups per day*
Less than 50.25 - 0.750.25 - 0.500.25 - 0.500.66 - 0.75
5 - 100.66 - 1.000.50 - 1.000.50 - 0.750.50 - 1.00
10 - 200.50 - 1.500.66 - 1.500.66 - 1.250.66 - 1.25
20 - 302.00 - 3.501.75 - 3.251.75 - 3.500.75 - 1.50
30 - 503.00 - 4.002.75 - 3.752.66 - 3.661.00 - 2.25
50 - 704.00 - 5.003.50 - 4.503.66 - 4.502.00 - 3.50
70 - 100 --- 4.50 - 5.004.50 - 5.003.00 - 4.50
*A standard 8 oz measuring cup holds approximately 4 oz (.25 lb) of Native Premium Dog Food.

For Puppies

Puppies may start nibbling around 4-5 weeks of age. You may feed Native Puppy dry, but moistening may enhance acceptance. If desired, self-feeding may be started at any age after weaning. If puppies are not self feeding, but on a schedule, feed them 3 times per day up to 6 months of age and 2 times per day from 6 months to 1 year of age. Provide plenty of fresh water.

For Pregnant Females

Using the feeding directions, offer 50% more food during pregnancy.

For Lactating Females

Using the feeding directions, offer 2-3 times the normal amount of food.

1 review for Native Puppy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Susan Yost

    I started my puppy on Native at their recommendation of her breeder. She is a Shalom Shepherd and a big girl. Since I live in Maryland, I pay a fortune to have it shipped. She is thriving on it and loves it and could not find a comparable puppy food. Worth it for my baby girl.

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