ESSENTIAL THE BEGINNING - LARGE BREED is specifically formulated for puppies and juniors with an expected ADULT weight of 15kg and above. 
The meal is developed to perfectly support this specific sensitive growth stage that bigger dogs go through. LARGE BREED follows our BOF principle and is even grain-free. 

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Tips: We recommend serving THE BEGINNING - LARGE BREED up to the age of 13-28 months.

         High Meat Content Dog Food

  • Made with fresh and dried chicken, duck, salmon, trout, egg 74,0 %. Of which 48% is fresh. Protein 28%, Fat 16,0 %, Minerals/crude ash 7,5 %, Fiber 3,5 %, Water 8,5 %, Omega6 1,5 %, Omega3 1,5 %, Calcium 1,4 %, Phosphorus 1,2 %, Glucosamine 0,09 %, Chondroitin 0,07 %, Kcal/Kg 3620,0
  • Grain Free Dog Food

    100% Grain Free dog food

  • Bof Approved Dog Food

    BOF Approved

  • Cage Free Chicken
  • Regional Cage Free Chicken

The Kibble size in the 10kg bag is best suited to medium, large and giant dogs. 

The Essential Book

Unlocking the Secrets of Essential Dog Food: A Comprehensive Guide

Chapter 1: Introduction to Essential Puppy Food

Puppy food has become a cornerstone in the realm of pet care, offering a specialized diet tailored to the unique nutritional needs of growing puppies. In this chapter, we will explore the fundamentals of essential puppy food, including its composition, importance, and distinguishing features compared to traditional puppy food.

Essential puppy food is meticulously crafted to provide young pups with the nutrients necessary for healthy growth and development. Packed with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, puppy food lays the foundation for robust bones, strong muscles, and overall vitality in puppies. The carefully balanced nutrition in puppy food sets the stage for a lifetime of health and well-being for your furry companion.

Our unique Behavioral Optimizing Foods (B.O.F.) in Essentials puppy food provide numerous benefits. B.O.F. helps stabilize blood sugar levels, promoting balanced energy throughout the day. This leads to improved behavior, mental balance, and overall well-being in puppies.

One of the primary advantages of essential puppy food is its emphasis on complete and balanced nutrition. Unlike generic dog food, which may lack the specific nutrients required by growing puppies, our puppy food is formulated to meet the unique dietary requirements of young dogs. Whether you have a tiny Chihuahua or a large-breed Great Dane, essential puppy food caters to the diverse needs of puppies of all sizes and breeds.

Furthermore, essential puppy food is free from artificial additives and fillers commonly found in lower-quality dog food brands. By prioritizing natural ingredients and avoiding unnecessary additives, puppy food provides a wholesome and nourishing diet that supports your puppy's overall health and well-being.

Grain-free dog food in Essentials puppy food offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it reduces the risk of allergies and sensitivities in young dogs, promoting overall health and well-being. Additionally, grain-free dog food formulas often contain higher levels of protein from alternative sources like meat, supporting muscle development and energy levels crucial for growing puppies. Moreover, grain-free dog food diets tend to be easier for puppies to digest, leading to less gastrointestinal discomfort and firmer stools. This aids in better nutrient absorption, ensuring that your puppy receives the essential vitamins and minerals needed for proper growth and development. Overall, grain-free dog food from Essentials provides a wholesome and balanced diet tailored to support the unique needs of young dogs.

As we delve deeper into the world of essential puppy food in the chapters ahead, we will explore topics such as the benefits of puppy food, the various types available, and how to select the best option for your growing pup. Join us on this journey as we uncover the secrets of essential puppy food and empower you to provide your furry friend with the nutrition they need to thrive.

Chapter 2: Unveiling the Advantages of Grain-Free Dog Food

In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift in how we approach our dogs nutrition. A prominent trend that has gained traction is opting for grain-free dog food. This chapter delves into the myriad benefits linked with grain-free dog food diets for canines, shedding light on why this dietary preference has surged in popularity among pet parents and veterinary professionals alike.

Understanding the perks of grain-free dog food entails grasping what constitutes such a diet. Essentially, grain-free dog food is crafted sans common grains like wheat, corn, soy, and rice. Instead, these formulations lean on alternative carbohydrate sources such as sweet potatoes, peas, lentils, or chickpeas to furnish dogs with requisite energy and fiber.

One of the primary upsides of grain-free dog food is its potential to mitigate the risk of allergies and food sensitivities. Grains like wheat and corn are frequent allergens for dogs, triggering an array of health issues such as skin irritation, itching, digestive woes, and ear infections. By excluding these potential triggers from a dog's diet, there's a notable reduction in allergic reactions, enhancing overall well-being.

Moreover, grain-free dog food often boasts elevated protein levels sourced from animals like chicken, beef, fish, or lamb. Protein plays a pivotal role in maintaining lean muscle mass, facilitating healthy growth, and sustaining energy levels, especially in active dogs. By prioritizing protein-rich constituents and minimizing grain-derived carbohydrates, grain-free diets emulate dogs' natural dietary inclinations, which predominantly revolve around meat and animal proteins.

Another advantage of grain-free dog food is its potential to bolster digestion and gastrointestinal health. Given dogs' carnivorous nature, their digestive systems are adept at processing animal proteins and fats rather than grains and plant-based ingredients. Consequently, grain-free dog food formulations are gentler on dogs' stomachs, curbing issues like bloating, gas, and gastrointestinal discomfort. Additionally, the heightened fiber content from alternative sources like fruits, veggies, and legumes fosters regularity and healthy bowel movements.

Furthermore, grain-free dog food may be advantageous for dogs grappling with specific health conditions like diabetes or obesity. Given that grains harbor high carbohydrate content, they can precipitate blood sugar spikes. Transitioning to a grain-free dog food regimen helps regulate insulin response and aids in weight management. By furnishing a balanced diet that prioritizes protein and healthy fats over carbohydrates, grain-free dog food fosters a healthy body weight and diminishes the risk of obesity-related ailments.

Besides bolstering physical health, grain-free dog food augments skin and coat health. Many grain-free dog food formulas incorporate omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from sources like fish oil, flaxseed, or coconut oil, vital for maintaining supple skin and a glossy coat. These fatty acids possess anti-inflammatory properties that assuage itching, dryness, and irritation linked with skin allergies or conditions such as atopic dermatitis.

Additionally, grain-free dog food can contribute to overall dental health and oral hygiene. Given their denser and chewier nature, grain-free dog food formulations aid in mechanically cleansing dogs' teeth and gums as they chew. Furthermore, certain grain-free dog food options feature ingredients like parsley, mint, or chlorophyll, boasting natural breath-freshening properties and combating plaque and tartar buildup.

It's imperative to acknowledge that while grain-free dog food offers manifold benefits, it may not be suitable for every dog. Some canines may thrive on diets incorporating grains, especially if devoid of known allergies or sensitivities. Additionally, discerning the quality of ingredients and nutritional balance is paramount when selecting dog food, whether grain-free dog food or not. 

In conclusion, grain-free dog food presents a plethora of potential benefits for dogs across all age groups and breeds. From mitigating allergy risks and facilitating better digestion to fortifying overall health and vitality, grain-free dog food diets represent a paradigm shift in canine nutrition. By comprehending the merits of grain-free dog food nutrition and opting for premium formulations tailored to specific dietary requirements, pet parents can pave the way for a gratifying, enduring, and healthy life for their cherished companions.

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Customer Reviews

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S. Spillane
Great food

My dog had loose stool and sensitivity due to a different food and this was recommended to me by a family member that helped their dog massively. What a difference! My dog loves it, her stomach issues are gone and she now has solid stool!

Brendan Hannigan
Great Food!

Bernese mountain dog puppy thriving on it. Very efficient and easy to order hassle free delivery service and excellent value for money.

Thanks Brendan

Fantastic Food

We went through a few different brands for our rottie pup and this has been by far the best. She has such a healthy coat, no bad gas (like some of the others we tried) and she loves it too. I would really recommend this to anyone with a large pup. We did a good bit of research on foods too and it has an amazing cost to nutrients ratio, one of the best we found and it's the best one for our pup. Comes super fast and never any delays. Great work Essential Foods, keep it up!

Thanks Jack, delighted your pup is thriving