Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy with Real Beef Dry Dog Food

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Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy with Real Beef Dry Dog Food is carefully crafted in the USA by Purina’s own employees who are dedicated to making sure every bag meets their high quality standards. They don’t just make Puppy Chow, they trust it enough to feed it to their own puppies every day. Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy is made with real beef and every bowl provides 100% of the essential nutrients puppies need to help them get a great start in life.

Key Benefits

  • Specially formulated for puppies under one year
  • Contains 100% essential nutrients with DHA for healthy brain development
  • The high protein content of 27% aids in the growth of lean muscle
  • Added calcium ensures healthy teeth and bones for your growing pup
  • Made with vitamins and minerals that are also found in mothers' milk

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  • Weight
    32.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Purina, Dog Chow
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Animal Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Soybean Meal, Brewers Rice, Meat and Bone Meal, Beef, Egg and Chicken Flavor, Glycerin, Animal Digest, Sugar, Fish Oil, Salt, Mono and Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Red 40, Yellow 5, Ferrous Sulfate, Dl-Methionine, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Blue 2, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Garlic Oil, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.

Caloric Content

3,472 kcal/kg, 338 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 27.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Linoleic Acid 1.1% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
IU/kg Vitamin A 10,000 IU/kg min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.05% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Moisture 14.0% max
Calcium (Ca) 1.1% min
Iron (Fe) 150 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight 1 1/2 - 3 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup) 4 - 5 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup) 6 - 8 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup) 9 - 11 Months Old Daily Feeding (cup) 1 - 2 Years Old Daily Feeding (cup)
3 - 12 lbs 2/3 - 1 1 - 1/3 2/3 - 1 1/2 Feed as Adult Feed as Adult
13 - 20 lbs 2/3 - 1 1/4 1 1/2 - 2 1 - 1 1/3 1 1/2 - 1 2/3 1 1/2 - 1 2/3
21 - 50 lbs 3/4 - 1 1/2 2 1/4 - 2 3/4 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 2 3/4 - 3 2 3/4 - 4 1/4
51 - 75 lbs 3/4 - 2 1/2 2 1/4 - 4 2 - 4 3 1/3 - 5 3 2/3 - 6 1/4
76 - 100 lbs 1 1/4 - 3 3/4 3 - 4 4 - 6 1/2 5 1/e - 7 7 3/4 - 11 1/4

For 100+ lbs, add 1/2 cup for each 10 lbs over 100 lbs

Growing Pups: After weaning Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy can be fed moistened or dry at the same time every day - very young puppies 3 times a day, older puppies twice a day. Use the feeding guidelines, but remember individual needs can vary. Feed to maintain ideal body condition. Slight appetite changes and occasional digestive upsets are normal in puppies. If upsets become severe or linger longer than a day or two, contact your veterinarian.

Reproduction: Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female's good boy condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.

Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container daily. For your pet's health, see your veterinarian regularly.

Transition Instructions

When switching to Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy from another food, please allow 7 - 10 days for the transition. Gradually add more Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy and less of the previous food to your pet's dish each day until the changeover is complete. This gradual transition will help help avoid dietary upsets.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you ensure the quality of your dog and cat food?

We maintain a strict code of standards for buying, storing and processing ingredients used in our pet foods. These standards are among the strictest in the pet food industry.You can feed our food with confidence, knowing the Purina commitment to quality provides the best possible nutrition for your pet.

Do you test your dog and cat food for aflatoxins?

Yes. We have a meticulous quality assurance program for every incoming load of dog and cat food ingredients. We have ingredient specialists at each of our North American Purina pet food manufacturing facilities who are trained to sample and analyze incoming grain. Our grain testing program helps ensure only high-quality grains are used in our products. This testing is part of our comprehensive food safety and HACCP programs We maintain a strict code of standards for buying, storing and processing ingredients used in Purina pet foods, including grains. Every supplier of ingredients for Purina pet food must meet stringent standards for ingredient specification, product safety, sanitation and good manufacturing practices. Our quality assurance standards are among the strictest in the pet food industry.

Where is your Dog and Cat food manufactured?

99% of Purina pet food products sold in the U.S. are manufactured in our own facilities in the U.S.

Why does your Dog and Cat food contain colors?

Although dogs and cats are unable to distinguish color, we know that most pet owners consider the product’s appearance when purchasing food for their pet. Artificial coloring is added to maintain a more desirable and consistent appearance. All colorings used in our pet foods are approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Where are your ingredients sourced from? Are they sourced from China?

The vast majority of ingredients used in Purina brand products are sourced from the United States. As with other food companies, we do source a limited amount of ingredients from China. These ingredients, which are primarily essential nutrients, such as taurine and B vitamins, are not commonly available in the USA or other countries in the quantities we need.

Why use corn in dog and cat food? Is corn a filler?

“Filler” may be defined as feed ingredients for pet food with little or no nutritional value. Every ingredient in our formulas has a valuable function and plays a part in providing an excellent source of nutrition to your pet. When properly cooked, corn provides a highly digestible source of carbohydrate, essential fatty acids and protein, and thus, is not considered filler. Corn also has among the highest level of natural antioxidants of any grains. Purina only uses the same grades of corn traditionally used in human food products.

Does your Dog and Cat food contain GMO grains?

It is likely that our pet food contains GMO grains because genetically modified grain and grain products constitute a significant portion of the supply of grain available throughout the U.S. for both human and pet foods. U.S. grain handling and distribution practices result in a co-mingling of supply, which results in a loss of identity preservation.The FDA recognizes the safety and equivalence of products derived from U.S.-approved varieties of genetically modified grain, so there is no reason to exclude it from the general supply. In addition, the FDA does not require products containing GMO grains to bear additional labeling.

What is propylene glycol? Is it similar to antifreeze?

Each product is formulated with the correct balance of ingredients, each with a specific purpose. We use propylene glycol to help keep semi-moist kibbles in Dog & Cat food soft and moist. Propylene glycol is quite different from ethylene glycol, the anti-freeze used in automobiles. Propylene glycol is approved as a food additive in human food and in feed for animals, except cats, in the U.S. and Canada. Ethylene glycol — not propylene glycol — is the active compound in most automobile radiator anti-freeze solutions, and is toxic to animals and humans when ingested. Propylene glycol has a different molecular structure, giving it different properties and allowing it to be used safely in animal feed, except for cats, as well as in human foods, such as cake mixes, salad dressings, soft drinks, popcorn, food coloring, fat-free ice cream and sour cream. Propylene glycol can be used as a non-toxic anti-freeze, just as salt can be used as an "anti-freeze." The differences in the molecular make-up of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol have significantly different impacts on health and safety for humans and pets. Propylene glycol is approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Why do you use by-products in Dog and Cat food?

By-products are defined as the co-product of a primary product and are usually portions of the animal not always consumed by people in the U.S. By-products are an excellent source of protein and other nutrients. By-products in pet foods that meet Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) guidelines come from clean animal parts other than meat, such as the liver, kidney and other organs. Purina purchases all by-products from USDA-inspected plants. They must meet stringent criteria for nutrient content, production and quality assurance.

Why do you use chicken by-product or poultry meal in Dog and Cat food?

Poultry meal (including chicken by-product meal) is a rich source of many of the nutrients your pet needs in a complete and balanced diet. Poultry by-products can provide a rich source of protein and healthy fats in addition to essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, poultry by-product meal can contain between 60% and 70% protein. The nutritious poultry by-products we use in our pet foods are high-quality ingredients.

What is animal digest?

Animal digest is often considered a substandard pet food ingredient. In some cases, this is because the word "digest" is mistakenly thought to describe the contents of the digestive tract. The word "digest" in "animal digest" refers to the digestive process used in production, not the ingredients.The process starts with animal protein such as muscle and soft tissue supplied by USDA-inspected facilities.These ingredients are processed in order to break them down, similar to the process of digestion in the body. The resulting digest is a liquid, but can also be made into a paste or powder.Animal digest is a high-quality ingredient that provides an excellent source of protein and enhances the palatability of Dog & Cat foods.

Why don’t you utilize a natural source of Vitamin K instead of menadione?

The basic story about the dangers of Menadione has emerged at various times during the past decades as something of an urban legend in the pet food industry and are not research-based. In fact, numerous research studies and nutritional textbooks have identified Menadione as a safe and effective means of providing the important nutrient Vitamin K to Dogs & Cats. Menadione has been commonly used in pet foods for approximately 25 years with no documented negative health effects. Menadione is a stable source of the essential nutrient vitamin K. Vitamin K provides the following nutritional benefits: it is required for the synthesis of a number of body proteins, most notably the proteins responsible for normal blood clotting.

Foundation for a Healthy Life

Start your puppy off on the right paw with Purina Puppy Chow. Every recipe is formulated with DHA and essential nutrients that are also found in mother's milk to provide your growing dog with what he needs to thrive. They'll also support healthy brain and vision development and everyday resilience. With four formulas to choose from, you'll be sure to find the right recipe tailored for your puppy.

Foundation for a Healthy Life
All-Natural Nutrition

All-Natural Nutrition

Purina Puppy Chow Natural recipe is made without any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and is a quality, natural food your pup will love. It is formulated with essential nutrients and DHA for your growing dog's optimal development. Specifically formulated for puppies under one year, every bag is packed with protein to support lean muscle growth and added calcium for healthy teeth and bones. Even better, puppies love this great-tasting kibble and will gobble up every last bit.

Healthy-Start Blend

Give your pup an optimally balanced blend that's ideal for growing puppies. This highly digestible formula makes it easy for your pup to absorb nutrients and get the most out of his diet. Provide your growing puppy with total care nutrition that fulfills his dietary requirements.

Healthy-Start Blend
Big Taste for Big Puppies

Big Taste for Big Puppies

Satisfy your large breed puppy's unique nutritional needs with Purina Puppy Chow Large Breed formula. When you feed your pup this unique blend, you will be giving him all the support he needs for healthy bone and joint development as well as lean muscle growth and maturation.

The Crunch Pups Love

Appease picky puppies with the tantalizing texture and real beef flavor in Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy. Watch your pups go crazy over the tender pieces and crunchy bites in a combination puppies can't resist. Perfect for growing pups, this recipe has 27% protein for his developing muscles and DHA for their developing brain and eyes.

The Crunch Pups Love
About Puppy Chow

About Puppy Chow

Inside each bag of Purina Puppy Chow is a unique nutrient blend with quality protein, DHA and other essential vitamins and minerals also found in mother's milk. Since 1965, Purina Puppy Chow has been committed to providing products for puppies of all shapes and sizes. Give your dog the strong start he deserves with Purina Puppy Chow.

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    I've always given my dogs puppy chow because if my Boston terrier ate anything else she had pain walking but puppy chow some how helped her. So I started giving it to our new mastiff pups but it makes them very gassy and even vomit. Found out puppy chow has soybean meal in it and mastiffs can not have soybean meal. Now we have to transition the pups to a food without soybean meal to prevent life threatening bloat. It's an amazing food but make sure your puppy can have the ingredients in puppy chow.

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    Puppy Chow is always my go to when I welcome a new puppy into the family. I've never had any problems out of it. My older dog loves it too so she gets very excited when we get a new puppy. My little guys can't get enough of it. I've never had any issues with it making them sick either. It really does what it says. They definitely grow! I like to call it miracle grow. If it weren't for that I'd have them on it forever!

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    I just love this product..My dog also loves her food and just eats every bite...She was so excited when it finally came in and she knew what it was when she smelled it...We will be ordering this again for our dog..

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    I found little balls of red dyed styrofoam in the food! My dog stopped eating her food so I decided to look through it and found styrofoam. Very disappointed and will be switching foods.

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    I figured i would try something different since my puppy Cayden wasnt crazy about his last food. He loves it and the shipping was extremely fast. Im very happy with this product and Chewy.com

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    We purchase all the foods for the animal shelter and our rescue dogs from Chewy. We appreciate the service and most of all we trust Chewy. Thank you

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    My dogs love it. I have four and I found the older pups were eating the youngest ones food so for a short time I am feeding them all the same food.

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    Love the free and auto-shipping. Good way to shop for pets without leaving home. Loving the today deals.

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    My puppy loves this crunchy food. it seems to take a lot to fill him up but he is growing like a weed.

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    our boys are 5 yrs. old now, but we still have them on the puppy chow..they are healthy, and love it.

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