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Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag

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Raise your prized pup right with Black Gold’s Explorer Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food. This high-quality kibble is crafted with wholesome ingredients designed to deliver lean protein and essential minerals right to your baby’s bowl. Formulated with all the essential oils needed to develop strong cognitive function and gut-friendly prebiotics for increased digestibility, your bundle of joy is bound to develop into the faithful companion of a lifetime on this nutritionally complete kibble. It may not be sourced from their mother, but Explorer Puppy is definitely the next best thing.

Key Benefits
  • This wholesome formula is made without corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.
  • Includes DHA sourced from fish oil for improved brain and vision development in puppies.
  • Crafted with an essential oil blend of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids for DHA and EPA.
  • This nutrient dense formula contains prebiotics and oatmeal for sensitive stomachs.
  • Packed with antioxidants sourced from real fruits and vegetables for stronger immune systems.
Precautions

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.

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  • Item Number
    132989
  • Weight
    40.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Puppy
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Oatmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Eggs, Salmon Oil, 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, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Beta Carotene, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3782 Kcal/kg or 378 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat20.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Docosahexaenoic Acid0.07% min
Calcium1.2% min
Phosphorus1.0% min
Zinc200mg/kg min
Vitamin E200 IU/kg min
Glucosamine350 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate500 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions

Black Gold Explore Puppy Food is fully adequate and may be fed to puppies as soon as they will nibble at solid food (usually around 3 weeks of age). Start feeding your puppy a moist mixture containing 2 parts food to 1 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 3 - 4 feedings per day until they are about 6 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.

Transition Instructions

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 six day period. Suggested transition as follows:

  • Day 1 - 1/4 Black Gold Explorer, 3/4 current food
  • Day 2 - 1/2 Black Gold Explorer, 1/2 current food
  • Day 3 - 3/4 Black Gold Explorer, 1/4 current food
  • Day 4 - 100% Black Gold Explorer
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars 20 Reviews 20 Reviews 4.6 out of 5 Stars

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Puppy Feed

    By MochaBulldog on Jan 27, 2021

    Got a sample from the breeder, and tried to switch our pup to a more mainstream brand. Puppy wouldn’t do it, so bought Black Gold from Chewy, and this is all he will eat. 3x a day he devours this stuff. I will stick with what works. It is a higher priced item, but what do I know? I am just the dumb human in the room.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for us

    By MKM23 on Feb 9, 2021

    This is the food our breeder uses and what he sent home with our puppy. Our puppy devours it! His coat is soft, eyes bright and he has plenty of energy! Stool is firm and good frequency. Maybe not "the best of the best" but seems to work well for us and our pup.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    X - Pen - Sive!

    By SeaBass on Jan 5, 2021

    Bought a 40lb bag of Black Gold Puppy Food for $30 more than a local place retails it for....should have done my research. More expensive & less convenient!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amish Puppy Dog Food

    By RosieGangstaPuppy on Dec 25, 2020

    Only food my puppy will eat. Couldn't find it anywhere locally in Maryland. Had to order it online since only PA evidently stocks it. Puppy loves it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My pup love it

    By Best on Mar 6, 2021

    I love it, my puppy gets excited every time I show her the bag!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy devours it

    By LotsofCats on Sep 24, 2020

    My babe is the biggest of his litter and his dad is 125lb so I sure hope he's on par to get as big as him! Pounds through his food like a champ and licks the bowl clean. Loves a good nap after his belly his full

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product. Recommended by breeder.

    By chickenlady on Dec 31, 2020

    Great Product. No more lugging 40lbs around the grocery store and car.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy likes it

    By TonyO on Aug 5, 2019

    This food is what our breeder recommended and our new puppy gobbles it up.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Food

    By Bailey on Nov 19, 2018

    I have used Black Gold with my lab when he was a puppy and am now returning to Black Gold with my boxer puppy. The quality of this food is outstanding. My lab always had the most amazing shiny coat and since he was a working dog, the food gave him all the nutrients he needed. I have two daughters in vet school, so I am a bit more picky and hopefully informed than most. This is my first time using Chewy. I was very happy with the ease of ordering and the speed of delivery. Will use again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but delicious

    By SSab on Feb 20, 2019

    This is an expensive dog food, however it is what my pup was eating prior to us getting her. She does love it, though.

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