BLACK GOLD Explorer Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 15-lb bag -

Black Gold Explorer Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food

By Black Gold
Rated 4.4074 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Dry puppy food provides a combination of mobility and immunity support.
  • Uses DHA from salmon oil to help support your pal’s brain and vision development.
  • Made with prebiotics for digestive support and oatmeal for your furbaby’s sensitive tummy.
  • A blend of omega-6 and -3 essential oils helps maintain your pup’s healthy skin and shiny coat.
  • No corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

How many Quarts does the 40lb bag contain?
Answer by ChewyJun 05, 2019
There are approximately 52 quarts in the 40-pound bag.

How long would a bag stay good for? I’ve only got one puppy to feed.
Answer by ChewyAug 15, 2018
Ideally a bag of opened food should be consumed within 6 weeks. If placed within an air tight container, it may extend the freshness of the food.

What is the maximum amount of calcium and phosphorus? What's the ratio?
Answer by ChewyMay 22, 2018
This formula has a Calcium content of 1.2% and a Phosphorus content of 1.0%. Products are tested to be 100% nutritionally complete and balanced for your pet's life stages. Although the manufacturer doesn't test for the maximum percentages, their ingredients are approved for use in pet foods by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Pet Food Industry Group (PFI).

What size are the kernels
Answer by ChewySep 17, 2022
Black Gold targets a size of 6.5 millimeters for the kibble.

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Rated 4.4074 out of 5 stars
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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Bernedoodle on Mar 20, 2022

Diarrhea for Days

This food has caused diarrhea in my puppy. Vet told us to start a bland diet to help ease the diarrhea. Even slowly transitioning back to this kibble, she had immediate diarrhea.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jess on Feb 19, 2022

Great food

We love this food. Our puppy gets all the nutrients that she needs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ter104 on Sep 26, 2021

wish it came in a smaller bag option

I got this from my breeder and really wanted to continue feeding to my puppy.Its a great food and she loved it. It only comes in a 40lb bag which is way too big for how much my puppy needs to eat and ony having a 6 week shelf life once opened. I wish it came smaller.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bstra on May 29, 2021

Premium Food!

Puppy food is premium. Decent smell. Overall price was good compared to other vendors. Hard to find for sure! Chewy came to the rescue. In the end we had to change foods for our Puppy. But I still want to give it a good review because it's not the company's fault, my pup just needs a different kind of diet unfortunately! Still 5*!! Overall!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Squid on Apr 25, 2021

Black Gold

My puppies love it. Thank u And a great price. Already recommend this company to my friends and they love the fast delivery and the prices.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MochaBulldog on Jan 27, 2021

Great Puppy Feed

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MKM423 on Feb 10, 2021

Works for us

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TulipsMom on Mar 22, 2021

Good kibble!

This is what the breeder was feeding the litter so we went with this! She hoovers it, it seems easy to chew and we get good poops!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By badfood on Jan 11, 2021

horrible food

Worst food EVER!! my puppy had diarrhea for days and it became so bad for him he was waking up multiple times a night. This was not what I expected with the recommendations from other users. It was horrible he was so sick from the food no other causes were confirmed by vet

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SeaBass on Jan 5, 2021

X - Pen - Sive!

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!