Optimal fat to protein ratio & best food for Westie pup

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    Marie F
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    What is the optimal fat to protein ratio in dry dog food for small breed puppies such as Westie’s?

    I’m also confused as to which puppy food to choose for a Westie pup.
    Any suggestions from Westi owners will be appreciated.

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    Hi Marie,

    We avoid dog foods with a fat-to-protein ratio (FPR) exceeding 75%. Please keep in mind that unless you’re feeding a high activity animal (like a sled racing dog), a food with a lower FPR (say 65% or less) provides better nutritional value.

    Regarding Westie pups, I know of no special nutritional standards published in a peer-reviewed journal unique to that particular breed.

    Since you’re feeding a Type 1 dog (a small breed puppy) and depending on your own dog’s biology, any food on our Type 1 list should make an excellent candidate.

    Hope this helps.

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