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PetGuard LifeSpan Chicken, Vegetables & Whole Grains Dry Dog Food

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Give your dog the nutrition he deserves with PetGuard’s LifeSpan Dry Dog Food. This kibble is designed for dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages. Each crunchy nugget contains a blend of wholesome ingredients like real chicken, sweet potatoes and whole grains. It's also made without the ingredients you want your dog to avoid like artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, sweeteners, sugars and animal by-products. And with essential vitamins, chelated minerals and healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, every bite is formulated to help support your dog’s heart, kidneys, liver, skin, coat and overall health.

Key Benefits
  • Made with cage-free and hormone-free chicken as the very first ingredient.
  • Contains zero corn, wheat, or soy for dogs who are sensitive to certain ingredients.
  • 100% free of artificial preservatives and colors, and never contains added sugars and sweeteners.
  • All ingredients are ethically sourced to ensure they have been handled under the best conditions and with the best practices.
  • Recommended by veterinarians to help provide dogs with 100% nutritionally complete and balanced meal with chelated vitamins and minerals for better nutrient absorption.

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  • Item Number
    48552
  • Weight
    17.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, GMO-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat Preserved with Vitamins C and E (Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Eggs, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Calcium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Garlic Powder, Dried Kelp, Alfalfa Meal, Monosodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Alpha Tocopherol (Souce of Vitamin E Supplement), Ergocalciferol (Source of D2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B2), Choline Chloride, Inositol, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochoride (Vitamin B6), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Folic Acid, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite.

Caloric Content

3,700 kcal/kg, 460 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein27.0% min 
Crude Fat15.0% min 
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Omega 3 Fatty Acids0.70% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids3.40% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
3 - 12 lbs1/2 - 1
13 - 20 lbs1 - 1 1/2
21 - 50 lbs1 1/2 - 2
51 - 75 lbs2 - 3
76 - 100 lbs3 - 4 1/2

Puppies: 2 times the amount daily. From weaning until the puppy has developed teeth, moisten dry dog food with water or broth. For the very young puppy, just before weaning, moisten the food and feed several times a day without the mother. After weaning, moisten the food as much of the mixture as the puppy will eat within 30 minutes, 3 - 4 times a day. As the puppy grows older, change to a totally dry feeding regimen by gradually decreasing the amount of liquid added while decreasing the number of feedings.

Gestating and Lactation: 3 times the amount daily. Food consumption will vary. For that reason, we recommend the free choice method of feeding. Allow your pet access to PetGuard LifeSpan at all times.

The age, size and activity of your dog are factors in the quantity of food necessary for your dog's good health. Depending on the breed, dogs mature to Adulthood in 7 - 10 months. Whenever in doubt, consult your veterinarian. Supply fresh, clean water regularly.

Transition Instructions

To acclimate your dog to a new food, we suggest mixing the new food with his or her current food over a period of 5-7 days. On day one start with 75% of PetGuard Lifespan Dry Dog Food and 25% of your old dog food. Gradually reduce the amount of the current food until your dog is eating the proper ration of PetGuard LifeSpan dry dog food.

FAQ

My pets have allergies, can I feed them PetGuard?

Proteins and chemicals in foods can cause reactions in pets. Also, airborne substances such as pollen, dust, mold and contact with paints, plastics, soaps and even grass can cause allergic reactions. PetGuard is free of chemical additives and preservatives and has created a variety of foods with varying sources of protein to accommodate the tastes and sensitivities of our animal companions.

My cat has urinary tract problems. Can I feed her PetGuard products?

The importance of urinary tract health is highly understated in this country. While PetGuard does not have a prescription diet or claim to cure an infection or blockage, we do formulate our products to produce an acidic urine (pH) and contain the essential amino acids (taurine and dl methionine) to help in the prevention of these problems. In all concerns regarding health matters, your veterinarian is the first and best source for treating any illness.

Why doesn't PetGuard state that 'Human Grade Ingredients' are used in your products?

According to the USDA and FDA, it is illegal to use or promote the use of the verbiage ""human grade ingredients"" because there is no legal term as "human grade". PetGuard uses ingredients that we would eat ourselves. The best ingredients that PetGuard uses in the foods we bring to your pets are the result of 25 years of working with our suppliers and careful monitoring of the quality demanded for products manufactured to our specifications.

What are by-products?

Animal by-products include such things as feathers, fur, tendons, hooves and beaks. There are no by-products in any PetGuard product.

Do you use GMO's in your foods?

GMO's (genetically modified organisms) are not used in PetGuard products.

What preservatives are used in PetGuard products?

PetGuard dry foods are preserved with mixed tocopherols and vitamins C and E. These natural preservatives serve 2 functions: they prevent the food from spoiling and they scavenge free radicals which are known to cause cell damage.

What is Ester-C?

Ester-C is calcium ascorbate that is used to deliver Vitamin C. It is metabolized very easily in the body so the vitamin is absorbed into the cells of the body. The strong antioxidant effect prevents cell damage from free radicals.

How do you judge the quality of the beef that you purchase to produce your products?

PetGuard uses Coleman Natural Beef in its beef products. The Coleman name is synonymous with beef that was raised with NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO steroids and beef that was NEVER fed animal by- products.

Why does the color and texture of your products change from time to time?

Because we use only all natural ingredients in our formulas, the finished products may vary slightly in color or texture. Remember, there are no fillers, artificial colors or flavors in PetGuard foods to assure that every product would look exactly like the one before it.

Explain what are organic foods and why are your products better.

Unlike many foods produced today, organic foods are grown without pesticides or harmful chemical fertilizers. Organic foods do not contain artificial products of any kind. For example, Coleman Beef, which is used exclusively by PetGuard in all its beef dinners, are cattle raised from birth without artificial hormones or antibiotics. The chicken used in PetGuard chicken dinners is USDA hormone-free poultry. Every PetGuard product is prepared from wholesome ingredients including fresh vegetables and whole grains, complete with fiber and nutrients to offer your pet companion a flavorful, highly digestible food free of artificial ingredients and by-products. Just good wholesome food.

What is the shelf life of your products?

All PetGuard products, including all PetGuard supplements, have an expiration date printed on the label or the can. Just like with foods that humans consume, to take advantage of maximum freshness, products should be used in a timely manner.

Clean Formulations for Optimum Nutrition

You want to give your dog the nutrition he needs to feel his best, and he wants to dine on whatever tastes best. That's why PetGuard chooses only the freshest ingredients to create meals that aren't just tasty—they're good for him, too. Each delectable entree is rich in vitamins, chelated minerals, taurine and omega fatty acids, plus bursting with the flavors he loves. It's a win-win!

Clean Formulations for Optimum Nutrition
Pure Ingredients, Responsibly Sourced

Pure Ingredients, Responsibly Sourced

PetGuard strives to make the best food possible with the best ingredients possible. They source responsibly, using antibiotic-free, hormone-free and free-range beef, plus cage-free chicken, turkey and New Zealand lamb. That's a lot of the word "free," but that's because PetGuard doesn't subscribe to the normal pet food philosophy. They're paving their own, pure path to tastiness.

Unique Recipes for Unique Pups

Every dog has different needs, but with a wide assortment of recipes, PetGuard has the paw-fect meal for everyone. Their LifeSpan formula provides balanced nutrition for canines of all ages, for example, while other, special formulas are designed for pups with sensitivities. From vegetarian feasts to turkey stews, you're sure to find a flavor he'll love that offers the targeted nutrition he needs.

Unique Recipes for Unique Pups
Everything He Needs, Nothing He Doesn't

Everything He Needs, Nothing He Doesn't

PetGuard is seriously committed to the health of pets. So, you won't find any artificial ingredients, colors, preservatives or flavorings in their meals—no added sugars, salt or rendered animal fats, either. Instead, you'll find a perfect balance of protein, fat, and carbs. Every meal is made with wholesome ingredients you can be proud to feed your best friend every day.

About PetGuard

In 1979, PetGuard started in a natural grocery store, dedicated to customers concerned about nutrition, health and minimizing the number of chemicals in pet food. Many pet parents were—and still are—looking for safe, natural products that promote the health of pets. That's why the ingredients used in their products are the same as the ones you'd see on your dinner table. Their philosophy embodies a commitment to pets and a resolution to provide natural alternatives for a healthier life.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and tasty

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    I have four very small dogs and they all like this food. I like it because it is nutritious without being filled with pea fiber and / or corn and GMO ingredients. Dog food should not be complicated and full of ingredients that a dog would not eat in the wild. This was a brand that was available from a company that supplies me with organic foods for me, so I hope it will be safe and good for my dogs. We are just in the process of changing over to this brand, because the FDA has concerns about pea fiber and pea flour possibly causing heart disease in dogs.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Healthy and honest good food

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    100% noticed a difference in our dogs fur and behavior once we switched over to this. They are honest and healthy ingredients that you should always give your beloved pets! With all the heart and renal failures from other brands, I trust PetGuard 100%!!!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dogs would not eat

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    The Chewy order and delivery system is fast. I am a first time user of this brand. My 2 male Vizslas refused to eat the kibble, sniffed and walked away. However, my female ate it, but slowly, and left a few in her bowl. Normally the are big eaters and eat with gusto! After trying for 3 meals I gave up and bought a previous brand. I do not believe anything is wrong with the food, but it is odd they refused to even try it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Artificial odor. Dogs hate the taste.

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    My guys are refusing to eat this food so I have to try something else. It has an odd artificial odor so I don’t blame them.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Food

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    My dogs loved this food. Good ingredients but at 70 lbs a piece this bag was like a treat. I'll buy it again on paydays.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Pronounced coconut oil smell

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    I ordered this food because it was one of the dry foods recommended by the Whole Dog Journal and had good ratings. Unfortunately it has coconut oil in it and the smell is very pronounced. My dog would not eat it unless I mixed chicken with it.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Non GMO Dog Food

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    After many years of purchasing high quality dog food, I decided to go with one that is non GMO. Too many dogs out there getting cancer, including my last dog. I also like that Petguard is for all life stages. Just been using a short time so gave 4 stars instead of 5.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    PetGuard Lifespan Dogfood

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    My Boxer girl loves this food. I was looking for a high quality food that wasn’t grain free.When trying to slowly mix this in with her previous food she would pick out this and leave the old food behind.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Results

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    My dog Jake had been using other foods for a while and always had trouble with his coat and allergies. I switched him to LifeSpan by PetGuard and the results are great! He sprints much faster to his bowl. I can really tell the difference with this high quality food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn’t be happier!

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    Our pups are doing so well and they love this kibble. We switched to Petguard several months ago and our dogs are doing great. We mix this kibble with various canned food and they clean their dishes. Chewy is convenient, especially love not having to lug big bags from the stores!

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