Training & Behavior

Which Ingredients Contribute to Your Puppy’s Brain Development?

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In our world, your puppy comes first. That's why when we think about personalized dog food, we focus on the specific support areas they need to thrive. In your dog’s case, maybe you're wondering, "What's the best dog food for puppies?" Or maybe more specifically, “What’s the best dog food for puppy brain development?” To answer these questions and more, let’s dive in to how the ingredients and nutrients in personalized dog food truly work to help your puppy develop. 

How Nutrition Helps Foster Brain Development: Give your puppy a head start in life with nutrients that help support a healthy brain and vision development. Ingredients like DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil and salmon, help contribute to brain development.

How DHA Supports Your Puppy’s Brain Health [1]:

  • What is DHA? Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in many types of cold-water
  • What does DHA do? DHA makes up 10-20 percent of all fats and more than 90 percent of the long-chain Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in the brain.
  • Why does my puppy need DHA? DHA acts as a major role in the development of your puppy’s brain, and impacts attention, vision, memory and trainability.

[1] https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/boosting-puppy-brains-for-trainability-with-omega-3-fatty-acids/ 

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When it comes to your puppy, you know they are unique. Let’s feed them like it! Just Right personalized dog food has your puppy’s nutritional needs and preferences in mind. You tell us what your dog needs from their food – whether it's support for their developing brain and vision, or a variety of other health benefits – and we'll recommend a blend that is as special as they are.