Dogs under 12 months of age require different amounts of certain nutrients than adult dogs. For this reason, only a diet appropriate for growing dogs should be fed to puppies.
Nutritional requirements of growing dogs are established by AAFCO(American Association of Feed Control Officials). For example, AAFCO specifies a minimum protein requirement for puppies as 22.5% of dry matter (which is higher than for adult dogs - 18%).
All Evolution Diet products in this collection meet or exceed AAFCO nutritional requirements for growing dogs. In other words, they contain all the nutrients your puppy requires for healthy growth and development.
As an added bonus, you can continue feeding the same Evolution Diet product to your puppy after he or she reaches 12 months of age. Since our products meet AAFCO requirements for growing, adult and senior dogs, they can be fed to dogs of all ages.