Lotus Wholesome Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food

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It only looks like all she does is run around and chew on everything in sight. Your puppy’s body is actually working hard at growing. Lotus Wholesome Puppy Recipe provides loads of the highest-quality building blocks your puppy needs for developing strong, healthy muscles. With wholesome chicken, chicken liver and pollock which contains DHA in that baked-in goodness taste that Lotus is famous for, your puppy will be licking the bowl clean before you can say "No dessert until you eat your pollock.”

Key Benefits
  • Made with only the best quality ingredients available. This product contains all the essential nutrients that your pup needs to thrive and be healthy.
  • Contains DHA, the fatty acid used in human baby formula to support normal brain development and motor skills
  • Oven-baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy.
  • Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus weighs only 4oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6oz.
  • All ingredients are sourced in North America (USA and Canada). There are three exceptions: New Zealand Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal – all these great ingredients come from New Zealand

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  • Item Number
    82242
  • Weight
    25.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Puppy
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Rye, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Ground Barley, Pollock, Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Soybean Oil, (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, and Citric Acid), Pea Fiber, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Pumpkin, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Blueberries, Flaxseed,Salt, Garlic, Potassium Chloride, Olive Oil, Salmon Oil, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascrobyl-2-Polyphosphate (a Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Inulin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Soluble, Dried Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Soluble, and Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Soluble, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement. Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,694 kcal/kg, 415.2 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 27.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.5% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min
Ascorbic Acid 250 mg/kg min
Ash 6.0% max
Feeding Instructions
Weight Weaning - 5 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup) 6 - 9 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup) 10 Months - Adult Daily Feeding (cup)
5 lbs 1 1/2 1 3/4
10 lbs 2 1/2 1 1/2 1
20 lbs 3 3/4 2 1/2 1 3/4
30 lbs 5 3 1/4 2 1/4
40 lbs 3 3/4 2 3/4
60 lbs 5 3 1/2
80 lbs 6 4 1/4
100 lbs 5
125 lbs 5 3/4

Reproduction: Provide increasing amounts of food the latter half of gestation. The amount may be twice normal intake. Feed to consumption during Lactation.

Growth: Introduce dry food around the 5th week and provide as much food as puppies will consume from weaning until full - grown. Always provide a source of clean fresh water.

FAQ

Why is baked dry pet food better than extruded dry pet food?

Because we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then there’s better palatability - in 1 third - party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 11/2 times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And we do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (Feel the difference - Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods).Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 - 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. Extruded kibble gets its puffy appearance from being cooked at such high pressure, then being released back into normal atmospheric pressure after cooking. This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).Oven - baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus weighs only 4 oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6 ozSlow oven - baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are worth it.

Why do some of the lotus kibble pieces look like they have grill marks on them?

Lotus dry foods are baked in real ovens, like the 1 you have at home. So, of course, there will be some browning from the oven. The Lotus kibbles come out shaped slightly different from each other—the same way homemade cookies are never perfectly round.

Where does lotus source all of their ingredients?

All ingredients are sourced in North America (USA and Canada). There are 3 exceptions on our ingredient lists: New Zealand Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal - all these great ingredients come from New Zealand.

Where is lotus made?

Our oven - baked foods are made in small batches in a family owned and operated Canadian bakery. all of our canned foods are made in small batches in our very own micro - cannery in California.

Why are whole grains beneficial?

We use whole grains because of the many nutritional benefits they provide. For example, brown rice provides vitamin E to help maintain healthy cells. Brown rice also supplies insoluble fiber which becomes food for the good bacteria in your pet’s large intestine.In fact, our brown rice is actually more expensive than chicken meal because it’s the same brown rice you’d cook at home. Although chicken meal is a nutritious ingredient, it’s not used in the household kitchen.Rye is another whole grain, but this 1 has the highest concentration of lignans, antioxidant like compounds that help keep cells healthy.Barley and oatmeal are a great source of B vitamins, as well as insoluble fiber, which can help feed good bacteria in the large intestine.

What makes the oil blend in lotus so good for my pet’s skin and coat?

We selected 3 special oils for our dog food, each with their own amazing benefits. We chose soy oil because it is a good source of omega - 6 and omega - 3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid. We chose olive oil because it’s a rich source linoleic acid (omega - 6). And we added salmon oil because it’s rich in 2 omega - 3 fatty acids - DHA and EPA. DHA has been shown to improve learning in puppies whose mothers were fed a diet containing DHA. All Lotus cat recipes contain chicken fat as well because cats have an increased need for fat, as compared to dogs.

How do I know that lotus is really ethoxyquin free?

Lotus only purchases proteins that are specified by the manufacturer to be preserved with vitamin E, citric acid, and rosemary. This means all our fish, fish meal, chicken, chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, duck, and duck meal are all naturally preserved. We do this even though we could claim our food is natural by just adding a natural preservative to the food and not worrying about how our proteins are preserved. We feel it’s necessary to go the extra mile and commit to never buying proteins that are preserved with things like Ethoxyquin, BHT, or BHA even though they are cheaper.

I hear many pet food companies say their food contains no soy. will the soy oil in lotus cause an allergic reaction in my dog or cat?

No, the soy oil is 1 of the oils in Lotus that supplies both linoleic acid (an omega 6 fatty acid) and alpha linolenic acid(an omega 3 fatty acid). It is not a protein like soybean meal which is often used as an inexpensive source of protein in some foods. Allergies are primarily caused by proteins, not fatty acids or oils. In fact, Lotus does not use any concentrated plant based proteins like soybean meal, potato protein, pea protein or rice protein concentrate, for that very reason.

I’ve heard that taurine is a necessary nutrient for cats. I’ve seen added taurine recently in some lamb and rice foods for dogs. why doesn’t lotus add taurine to their lamb and rice formula for dogs?

Because dogs can produce taurine if they have all of the required amino acids. Lotus lamb supplies these amino acids with lamb meat, Pollock and lamb meal as protein sources and not just lamb meal. Lamb meal tends to be higher in ash (bone) and collagen than lamb meat and doesn’t have as much usable protein. Also, Lotus does not use ingredients like rice bran which is often combined with lamb meal which is often the only protein source in other dog foods. When a dog is fed this type of diet, he/she may not get all of the required amino acids to produce taurine, so those dog foods add taurine. A deficiency in taurine can lead to heart issues.

Who does the artwork on lotus’ packaging?

All of the Lotus packaging artwork is done by Bay Area artist Nicholas Wilton. The natural, organic shapes and textures represented in Wilton’s work reflect the organic, holistic nature of Lotus foods. That’s why we chose Wilton to illustrate the images that our art director, Betsy Nathane designed. Wilton’s work can be found at nicholaswiltonpaintings.com

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this food!

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    Recently switched my 7 month old puppy to this food. Not only does he LOVE it but it has improved his digestive system. The ingredients are the absolute best you can give your puppy, too!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing as Food & Treats!

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    I love Lotus Bites, and if it wasn't so expensive I would be giving it to my puppy as his main food. I currently use the Lotus Small Bites (chicken) and these as treats or a food additive (to spice up his kibble). I love how nutritious these are, and are so yummy that they work as treats! The small bites are great for training small puppies. I also love that they're oven baked so they retain nutrients. ONE thing I would say is that if your dog does not like fish, beware of these. They have quite a fishy smell to them! I know it's super good for him and love that they have fish oils, but my pup is not the biggest fish fan. He likes the kibble now though, but it took some warming up! The normal I love Lotus Bites, and if it wasn't so expensive I would be giving it to my puppy as his main food. I currently use the Lotus Small Bites (chicken) and these as treats or a food additive (to spice up his kibble). I love how nutritious these are, and are so yummy that they work as treats! The small bites are great for training small puppies. I also love that they're oven baked so they retain nutrients. ONE thing I would say is that if your dog does not like fish, beware of these. They have quite a fishy smell to them! I know it's super good for him and love that they have fish oils, but my pup is not the biggest fish fan. He likes the kibble now though, but it took some warming up! The normal (non-puppy) Lotus Chicken does not have the fish smell if you're trying to avoid it. Thanks for the super quick delivery Chewy! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy loves it

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    Been feeding my 9 month old Belgian Malinois lotus puppy since I got him at 9 weeks based on recommendation of a woman with some top show dogs - breeder fed wellness core. Don't show him but gets lots of training at two different places and he gets lots of compliments from trainers and show judges. Beautiful coat and great structure. No digestive issues. Highly recommend.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to chew for small breeds

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    I tried this baked puppy food with my pregnant/nursing moms they love it. Will definitely reorder

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My puppies love this kibble

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    Very happy with the additional investment for this kibble. Wish there were other flavors for puppies. Just in case of chicken sensitivity.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    just love it

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    Lotus food has great nutritional value, my puppy loves it, would highly recommend it

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, clean ingredients

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    There are so many options to consider when buying dog food. I love the Lotus brand because of their ingredient list and mission to provide good, clean food that I can feel safe giving to my dogs. Our new puppy loves this food. We noticed a difference in her..ahem..digestive functions after just a few days of transitioning her off the very conventional dog food product that the breeder was using. Happy intestines = Happy Dog.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our Lab. loves it!

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    13 week Labrador has been eating Lotus Puppy food for almost 1 month. No problems, happy pup, shiny coat!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Ordered a little early--My new Puppy will be coming in a few weeks.

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    After my Tuxedo's death in October, I am waiting for a litter of Puppies to become of age. I want to Thank the staff of Chewy for sending flowers to me as Tuxedo's ashes came home. I will have the honor once again to have the same breed-type and these same colors as Tuxedo. Cavalier King Charles/Pekinese (Black and White). Chewy has done a great job-Thanks muchly

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Puppies

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    I have a miniature dachshund and find that this dry puppie food is just right to mix with the Lotus wet food. Her coat is so shinny and I believe the Lotus food is the best.

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