{"id":4477337731118,"title":"Mera Dog Junior 1 – Puppy All Breeds Dog Food","handle":"meradog-junior-1-puppy-all-breeds","description":"\u003ch3\u003eFeeding growing dogs the right way. Healthy food which dogs love.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eMeradog Junior 1 – Extremely tasty, wheat-free dog food for rearing healthy puppies. Complete food for small and medium-sized breeds until the end of the growth period. For large breeds up to the 5th month (\u003cem\u003ethereafter \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/meradog.co.za\/product\/junior-2-puppy-large-breed\/\"\u003eJunior 2\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e). For lactating bitches.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWheat-free formula\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e29 % protein \/ 16 % fat\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith the 2-Phase concept and the Meradog CareConcept\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith easy digestible poultry\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith high-quality shellfish meat powder and salmon oil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith prebiotic inulin and beta-glucans\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e100% “Made in Germany”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduced to foodstuff standards and green electricity – CO\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e neutral\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNo colourants or preservatives\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e2-Phase Concept\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the first months of life, dogs of small, mid-sized and large breed require puppy food with a high protein content to ensure the optimum development of organs, muscles, tendons and joints.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor large breeds, the protein content in the feed can be lowered from the 6th month because from this time on they grow slower than smaller breeds. For this reason, the entire growth period for large breed is also considerably longer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor this reason, Meradog has developed two different junior products.\u003cbr\u003eJunior 1 for small to mid-sized breeds to the end of the growth period and for large breeds to the end of the 5th month.\u003cbr\u003eJunior 2 for large breeds from 6 months of age to the end of the growth period.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCareConcept\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAll about the Meradog CareConcept\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eThe scientifically solid, uniform nutritional system for the healthy and happy life of your dog. Tailored to the individual needs of your dog, this careconcept creates 360 degrees of total satisfaction.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eCellular protection\u003c\/b\u003e:Antioxidants (vitamin C, E, beta-carotene and selenium) for optimal cellular protection\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eTo support natural defenses\u003c\/b\u003e:Natural beta-glucans to support the natural defenses\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eSkin and coat\u003c\/b\u003e:Natural omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (salmon oil, sunflower oil, linseed) and zinc chelate for skin and coat\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eGut flora an safe digestion\u003c\/b\u003e:Prebiotic inulin for a stable intestinal flora and safe digestion\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eConstitution and \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003emetabolism\u003c\/b\u003e:Adequate energy content, high-quality protein sources (poultry, egg) and New Zealand green-lipped mussels (nutrients for cartilage and joints) to support physical constitution and metabolism\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWhen the dog is a small or large breed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom a nutritional point of view, a dog is a large breed if its anticipated final weight (i.e. its fully-grown weight) is more than 40 kg. In this case, feed your dog junior 1 during the first few months, and junior 2 from the 6th month onwards. All dogs whose anticipated fully-grown weight is less than 40 kg should be fed junior 1 until the end of the growth phase.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWhen Junior 1 is fed – when Junior 2 is fed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eEvery puppy, regardless of whether it is large or small, requires a puppy food with a high protein content in the early months in order to ensure that the organs, muscles, tendons and joints develop properly. If the puppy is given insufficient energy and protein in the early months, serious deficiencies can occur. Your puppy will only have a good muscular structure if it also gets enough protein. If the puppy is not provided with food that is rich in energy and protein during the important early months, its muscles would receive a poor supply of nutrients and would therefore be underdeveloped, as would everything else. It would not move in the way that is appropriate for the species!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe protein content can only be reduced from the 6th month onwards with large breeds, because they grow more slowly than smaller breeds from this point onward. On the other hand, the total growth period is significantly longer with large breeds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eFor this reason, Meradog has developed two different junior products.\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eJunior 1 for small and medium breeds up to the end of the growth period (approx. 12-14 months) and for large breeds up to the end of the 5th month\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eJunior 2 for large breeds from the 6th month to the end of the growth period (approx 6-24 months\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCaution with overfeeding and supplements\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eDog owners often think that a dog cannot be overfed, and metabolises all of the energy that it takes in and uses it for growth. However, this is completely false: Overfeeding in particular leads to excessive energy intake and the development of fatty tissue and excess weight, even in puppies. As the fat builds up, the muscles break down, which affects the sensitive skeleton of the dog. Think about and calculate the additional energy you are providing, particularly in treats. If you like to reward your dog with lots of treats, reduce its daily food ration accordingly. You can reward your dog with our pure goody snacks without hesitation, since they are adapted to the energy-reduced recipes of our pure products.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eCaution when adding food supplements:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eIt is definitely not a case of the more, the merrier. On the contrary, the addition of food supplements such as minerals (calcium, phosphor and the like) can also cause damage. Today’s puppy food contains ideal proportions of all minerals and vitamins. Too much phosphor, for example, can prevent the absorption of calcium, and too much calcium can cause abnormal bone development. 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Healthy food which dogs love.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eMeradog Junior 1 – Extremely tasty, wheat-free dog food for rearing healthy puppies. Complete food for small and medium-sized breeds until the end of the growth period. For large breeds up to the 5th month (\u003cem\u003ethereafter \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/meradog.co.za\/product\/junior-2-puppy-large-breed\/\"\u003eJunior 2\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e). For lactating bitches.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWheat-free formula\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e29 % protein \/ 16 % fat\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith the 2-Phase concept and the Meradog CareConcept\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith easy digestible poultry\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith high-quality shellfish meat powder and salmon oil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWith prebiotic inulin and beta-glucans\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e100% “Made in Germany”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduced to foodstuff standards and green electricity – CO\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e neutral\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNo colourants or preservatives\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e2-Phase Concept\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the first months of life, dogs of small, mid-sized and large breed require puppy food with a high protein content to ensure the optimum development of organs, muscles, tendons and joints.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor large breeds, the protein content in the feed can be lowered from the 6th month because from this time on they grow slower than smaller breeds. For this reason, the entire growth period for large breed is also considerably longer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor this reason, Meradog has developed two different junior products.\u003cbr\u003eJunior 1 for small to mid-sized breeds to the end of the growth period and for large breeds to the end of the 5th month.\u003cbr\u003eJunior 2 for large breeds from 6 months of age to the end of the growth period.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCareConcept\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAll about the Meradog CareConcept\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eThe scientifically solid, uniform nutritional system for the healthy and happy life of your dog. Tailored to the individual needs of your dog, this careconcept creates 360 degrees of total satisfaction.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eCellular protection\u003c\/b\u003e:Antioxidants (vitamin C, E, beta-carotene and selenium) for optimal cellular protection\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eTo support natural defenses\u003c\/b\u003e:Natural beta-glucans to support the natural defenses\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eSkin and coat\u003c\/b\u003e:Natural omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (salmon oil, sunflower oil, linseed) and zinc chelate for skin and coat\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eGut flora an safe digestion\u003c\/b\u003e:Prebiotic inulin for a stable intestinal flora and safe digestion\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eConstitution and \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003emetabolism\u003c\/b\u003e:Adequate energy content, high-quality protein sources (poultry, egg) and New Zealand green-lipped mussels (nutrients for cartilage and joints) to support physical constitution and metabolism\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWhen the dog is a small or large breed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom a nutritional point of view, a dog is a large breed if its anticipated final weight (i.e. its fully-grown weight) is more than 40 kg. In this case, feed your dog junior 1 during the first few months, and junior 2 from the 6th month onwards. All dogs whose anticipated fully-grown weight is less than 40 kg should be fed junior 1 until the end of the growth phase.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWhen Junior 1 is fed – when Junior 2 is fed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eEvery puppy, regardless of whether it is large or small, requires a puppy food with a high protein content in the early months in order to ensure that the organs, muscles, tendons and joints develop properly. If the puppy is given insufficient energy and protein in the early months, serious deficiencies can occur. Your puppy will only have a good muscular structure if it also gets enough protein. If the puppy is not provided with food that is rich in energy and protein during the important early months, its muscles would receive a poor supply of nutrients and would therefore be underdeveloped, as would everything else. It would not move in the way that is appropriate for the species!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe protein content can only be reduced from the 6th month onwards with large breeds, because they grow more slowly than smaller breeds from this point onward. On the other hand, the total growth period is significantly longer with large breeds.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eFor this reason, Meradog has developed two different junior products.\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eJunior 1 for small and medium breeds up to the end of the growth period (approx. 12-14 months) and for large breeds up to the end of the 5th month\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eJunior 2 for large breeds from the 6th month to the end of the growth period (approx 6-24 months\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCaution with overfeeding and supplements\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eDog owners often think that a dog cannot be overfed, and metabolises all of the energy that it takes in and uses it for growth. However, this is completely false: Overfeeding in particular leads to excessive energy intake and the development of fatty tissue and excess weight, even in puppies. As the fat builds up, the muscles break down, which affects the sensitive skeleton of the dog. Think about and calculate the additional energy you are providing, particularly in treats. If you like to reward your dog with lots of treats, reduce its daily food ration accordingly. You can reward your dog with our pure goody snacks without hesitation, since they are adapted to the energy-reduced recipes of our pure products.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eCaution when adding food supplements:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"bodytext\"\u003eIt is definitely not a case of the more, the merrier. On the contrary, the addition of food supplements such as minerals (calcium, phosphor and the like) can also cause damage. Today’s puppy food contains ideal proportions of all minerals and vitamins. Too much phosphor, for example, can prevent the absorption of calcium, and too much calcium can cause abnormal bone development. If you still wish to use supplements, we recommend that you consult your vet.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eComposition:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePoultry protein (35%, partially dried and hydrolysed), rice, maize, poultry fat, linseed, lignocellulose, beef pulp, egg powder, salmon oil (0.7%), brewer’s yeast (dried), sunflower oil (0.5%), sodium chloride, chicory inulin (0.2%), yeast cell walls (=0.05% beta-glucans), potassium chloride, glucosamine from animal tissues (0.02%), chondroitin sulphate (0.01%).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnalysis:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eProtein 29%, fat content 16%, raw fibre 2.5%, crude ash 6.5%, calcium 1.15%, phosphorus 0.9%, sodium 0.35%.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNutritional Additives per kg:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVitamin A 12.000IE, vitamin D3 1.500IE, vitamin E 200mg, vitamin C 100mg, copper (as copper-(II)-sulphate, pentahydrate) 12.5mg, zinc (as zinc sulphate, monohydrate) 100mg, Zink (as glycine-zinc chelate hydrate (solid)) 60mg, iron (as iron-(II)-sulphate, monohydrate) 250mg, manganese (as manganese-(II)-sulphate, monohydrate) 35mg, iodine (as calcium iodate, anhydrous) 2.0mg, selenium (as sodium selenite) 0.35mg.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTechnological Additives:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAntioxidants.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Mera Dog Junior 1 – Puppy All Breeds Dog Food

Product Description
Weight
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Feeding growing dogs the right way. Healthy food which dogs love.

Meradog Junior 1 – Extremely tasty, wheat-free dog food for rearing healthy puppies. Complete food for small and medium-sized breeds until the end of the growth period. For large breeds up to the 5th month (thereafter Junior 2). For lactating bitches.

  • Wheat-free formula
  • 29 % protein / 16 % fat
  • With the 2-Phase concept and the Meradog CareConcept
  • With easy digestible poultry
  • With high-quality shellfish meat powder and salmon oil
  • With prebiotic inulin and beta-glucans
  • 100% “Made in Germany”
  • Produced to foodstuff standards and green electricity – CO2 neutral
  • No colourants or preservatives

2-Phase Concept

In the first months of life, dogs of small, mid-sized and large breed require puppy food with a high protein content to ensure the optimum development of organs, muscles, tendons and joints.

For large breeds, the protein content in the feed can be lowered from the 6th month because from this time on they grow slower than smaller breeds. For this reason, the entire growth period for large breed is also considerably longer.

For this reason, Meradog has developed two different junior products.
Junior 1 for small to mid-sized breeds to the end of the growth period and for large breeds to the end of the 5th month.
Junior 2 for large breeds from 6 months of age to the end of the growth period.

CareConcept

All about the Meradog CareConcept

The scientifically solid, uniform nutritional system for the healthy and happy life of your dog. Tailored to the individual needs of your dog, this careconcept creates 360 degrees of total satisfaction.

  • Cellular protection:Antioxidants (vitamin C, E, beta-carotene and selenium) for optimal cellular protection
  • To support natural defenses:Natural beta-glucans to support the natural defenses
  • Skin and coat:Natural omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (salmon oil, sunflower oil, linseed) and zinc chelate for skin and coat
  • Gut flora an safe digestion:Prebiotic inulin for a stable intestinal flora and safe digestion
  • Constitution and metabolism:Adequate energy content, high-quality protein sources (poultry, egg) and New Zealand green-lipped mussels (nutrients for cartilage and joints) to support physical constitution and metabolism

When the dog is a small or large breed

From a nutritional point of view, a dog is a large breed if its anticipated final weight (i.e. its fully-grown weight) is more than 40 kg. In this case, feed your dog junior 1 during the first few months, and junior 2 from the 6th month onwards. All dogs whose anticipated fully-grown weight is less than 40 kg should be fed junior 1 until the end of the growth phase.

When Junior 1 is fed – when Junior 2 is fed

Every puppy, regardless of whether it is large or small, requires a puppy food with a high protein content in the early months in order to ensure that the organs, muscles, tendons and joints develop properly. If the puppy is given insufficient energy and protein in the early months, serious deficiencies can occur. Your puppy will only have a good muscular structure if it also gets enough protein. If the puppy is not provided with food that is rich in energy and protein during the important early months, its muscles would receive a poor supply of nutrients and would therefore be underdeveloped, as would everything else. It would not move in the way that is appropriate for the species!

The protein content can only be reduced from the 6th month onwards with large breeds, because they grow more slowly than smaller breeds from this point onward. On the other hand, the total growth period is significantly longer with large breeds.

For this reason, Meradog has developed two different junior products.

  • Junior 1 for small and medium breeds up to the end of the growth period (approx. 12-14 months) and for large breeds up to the end of the 5th month
  • Junior 2 for large breeds from the 6th month to the end of the growth period (approx 6-24 months

Caution with overfeeding and supplements

Dog owners often think that a dog cannot be overfed, and metabolises all of the energy that it takes in and uses it for growth. However, this is completely false: Overfeeding in particular leads to excessive energy intake and the development of fatty tissue and excess weight, even in puppies. As the fat builds up, the muscles break down, which affects the sensitive skeleton of the dog. Think about and calculate the additional energy you are providing, particularly in treats. If you like to reward your dog with lots of treats, reduce its daily food ration accordingly. You can reward your dog with our pure goody snacks without hesitation, since they are adapted to the energy-reduced recipes of our pure products.

Caution when adding food supplements:

It is definitely not a case of the more, the merrier. On the contrary, the addition of food supplements such as minerals (calcium, phosphor and the like) can also cause damage. Today’s puppy food contains ideal proportions of all minerals and vitamins. Too much phosphor, for example, can prevent the absorption of calcium, and too much calcium can cause abnormal bone development. If you still wish to use supplements, we recommend that you consult your vet.

Composition:
Poultry protein (35%, partially dried and hydrolysed), rice, maize, poultry fat, linseed, lignocellulose, beef pulp, egg powder, salmon oil (0.7%), brewer’s yeast (dried), sunflower oil (0.5%), sodium chloride, chicory inulin (0.2%), yeast cell walls (=0.05% beta-glucans), potassium chloride, glucosamine from animal tissues (0.02%), chondroitin sulphate (0.01%).

Analysis:
Protein 29%, fat content 16%, raw fibre 2.5%, crude ash 6.5%, calcium 1.15%, phosphorus 0.9%, sodium 0.35%.


Nutritional Additives per kg:
Vitamin A 12.000IE, vitamin D3 1.500IE, vitamin E 200mg, vitamin C 100mg, copper (as copper-(II)-sulphate, pentahydrate) 12.5mg, zinc (as zinc sulphate, monohydrate) 100mg, Zink (as glycine-zinc chelate hydrate (solid)) 60mg, iron (as iron-(II)-sulphate, monohydrate) 250mg, manganese (as manganese-(II)-sulphate, monohydrate) 35mg, iodine (as calcium iodate, anhydrous) 2.0mg, selenium (as sodium selenite) 0.35mg.


Technological Additives:
Antioxidants.

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