Meradog Junior 2 – Puppy Large Breed

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Meradog Junior 2 – Extremely tasty, wheat-free dog food for rearing healthy puppies. Complete food for large breeds from month 6 to the end of the growth period.

  • Wheat-free dog food formula
  • 24 % protein / 12 % fat
  • With 2-Phase concept and Meradog careconcept
  • With reduced protein content
  • With high-quality shellfish meat powder and salmon oil
  • With prebiotic inulin and beta-glucans
  • 100% “Made in Germany”
  • Produced to foodstuff standards with green electricity – CO2 neutral
  • No colourants or preservatives

2-Phase concept

The Meradog 2-phase concept provides dogs with a very high protein content during the most important part of the growth phase with Junior 1, greatly assisting the development of organs, muscles, tendons and joints.

From the 6th month onward, Junior 2 provides a reduced protein content for large breeds (final weight > 40 kg) since large breeds grow at a significantly slower rate from this age onward and, what is particularly important, they grow for longer.

For this reason Meradog has developed two different Junior products. Junior 1 for small and medium breeds up to the end of the growth phase and for large breeds until the end of the 5th month. Junior 2 for large breeds from the 6th month onward until the end of the growth period.

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
  • Composition Meradog junior 2 dog food:

    Poultry protein (27%, chicken, partially dried and hydrolysed), maize, rice, barley, poultry fat, dried beet pulp (desugared), linseed (2%), corn gluten feed, brewer’s yeast (dried), egg powder (1%), salmon oil (0.40%), calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, sunflower oil (0.30%), mono calcium phosphate, chicory inulin (0.2%), potassium chloride, yeast extract (dried, = 0.05% beta-glucans), glucosamine (0.02%), chondroitin sulphate (0.01%).

    Analysis Meradog junior 2 dog food:

    Protein 24,00 %, fat content 12,00 %, crude fibre 2,50 %, crude ash 7,00 %, calcium 1,15 %, phosphorus 0,90 %, sodium 0,35 %.

    Nutritional additives per kg Meradog junior 2 dog food:

    Vitamin A 15.000 IE, vitamin D (vitamin D3) 1.500 IE, vitamin E (all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 300 mg, vitamin C (ascorbyl monophosphate, calcium sodium salt) 200 mg, beta-carotene 10 mg, vitamin B2 25 mg, copper (as copper-(II)-sulphate, pentahydrate) 12.50 mg, zinc (as zinc sulphate, monohydrate) 160 mg, zinc (as zinc glycine chelate, hydrate) 40 mg, iron (as iron-(II)-sulphate, monohydrate) 200 mg, manganese (as manganese-(II)-sulphate, monohydrate) 25 mg, iodine (as calcium iodate, anhydrous) 2.25 mg, selenium (as sodium selenite) 0.35 mg.

    Technological additives per kg Meradog junior 2 dog food:

    Antioxidants.

  • Feeding

    Meradog products are generally fed dry. Make sure that your dog has a constant supply of fresh water. The recommended details are only approximate values per day and must be adapted to suit outside influences and the dog‘s dispositions.

    Junior 2 Final weight Current age of your puppy in months:    
        2 3 4 11 15 18
    large breed over 40 kg (335)*
    g/day
    (735)*
    g/day
    955
    g/day
    930
    g/day
    780
    g/day
    530
    g/day

    * Our recommendation: Feed “Meradog junior 1” up to the 6th month.

     

     

    Ideal Feeding Plan

    Age of the dog

    Type of food Feeding frequency Recommendation
    Puppies
    (week 1)
    Mother’s milk
    (puppy milk)
    12 x daily Puppy milk is useful for hand rearing, for large litters, if the mother is sick or weak or in the event of intentional intensive breeding.
    Puppies
    (week 2)
    Mother’s milk
    (puppy milk)
    8 x daily see above.
    Puppies
    (week 3)
    Mother’s milk
    (puppy milk)
    5 – 8 x daily see above.
    Puppies
    (week 4)
    Mother’s milk and/or Junior 1 Supplementary food and water 3 – 5 times daily Start of supplementary food feeding. Junior 1 can be softened and/or mashed before feeding.
    Puppies
    (week 5)
    Mother’s milk
    and Junior 1
    Supplementary food and water 3 – 5 times daily Supplementary food meets around 50% of nutrient requirements.
    Puppies
    (week 6)
    Mother’s milk
    and Junior 1
    Supplementary food and water 4 – 6 times daily Gradual weaning from mother’s milk. A supply of fresh water must now be available at all times.
    Puppies
    (week 7)
    Junior 1 4 – 6x daily
    + fresh water
    Puppies are normally weaned at this point and are given supplementary food / complete food
    Puppies
    (week 8)
    Junior 1 4 – 5x daily
    + fresh water
    Fresh water must be available at all times

    From week 8 after birth to the end of growth phase

    Age of the dog Type of food Feeding frequency Recommendation
    Puppies
    (8-12 weeks)
    Junior 1 4 x daily The recommended daily dosage is divided into 4 portions, whereby the 4th meal can also be omitted if the puppy is no longer hungry.
    Young dogs
    (4-5 months)
    Junior 1 small breeds
    Junior 1 large breeds
    3 x daily When the 4th feed stops, the total daily ration should be slowly increased in order to provide the recommended daily ration.
    Young dogs
    (6-12 months)
    Junior 1 small breeds
    Junior 2 large breeds
    2 x daily The rations should gradually be increased in this case as well, whereby the increase must be kept small for large breeds in order to allow the skeleton to develop.
    Adult dogs
    (12-24 months)
    Adult food for small breeds (e.g. Reference)
    Junior 2 for large breeds up to the end of the growth phase
    1 – 2 x daily Depending on the number of treats you give your dog, the number of meals should be reduced to one or two. Important: The dog should rest after eating!
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Inventory Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020