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Dog diets

Teklad dog diets are complete fixed formula diets designed to provide all essential nutrients required by dogs to achieve efficient growth, maintenance and reproduction. Additional dietary supplements are unnecessary. Choose from several diets to best meet your needs.

Teklad global dog diets are an integrated series with protein, fat, and calories levels adjusted to optimize performance at specific life stages. They include poultry by-product meal, an improved source of animal protein over conventional meat and bone meals.

Protein from animal and plant sources provides the proper balance of essential amino acids to maintain efficient functioning of the dog's body throughout its life cycle. High-quality animal fat is an excellent source of concentrated energy and essential fatty acids required to promote and support the general condition of research dogs, lactating bitches, and growing puppies. Fat also enhances palatability.

Teklad dog diets are fortified with the proper amounts and balance of vitamins and minerals required to help regulate body systems and fluids, strengthen teeth and bones, and maintain good blood, skin, and coat condition. The diets are extruded to help break down starches. This results in improved digestibility and palatability.

Products
Teklad dog dietsNon-autoclavable form
Teklad global 21% protein dog diet 2021, 2021C
Teklad global 25% protein dog diet 2025, 2025C
Teklad global 27% protein dog diet 2027, 2027C
Teklad 21% lab dog diet 8755
Teklad 25% lab dog diet 8653, 8727C
Not all products are stocked locally; extended lead time and additional fees may apply.
Many diets are available in certified format designated by a “C” following the product code. When diets are certified a representative sample is tested for a panel of contaminants. If not stocked as certified, certification can be made available upon request. Minimum order size and additional charges may apply.

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There is no definitive point where one is able to predict when a specific diet will spoil or become deficient in one or more nutrients. The common guideline of a six month shelf life is based on longstanding practice in North America. In Europe and Asia, differences in local practices and regulatory oversight have led to Teklad standard natural ingredient diets being routinely used out to nine months and sometimes 12 months post-manufacture. This practical experience, along with literature support and vitamin testing over time, gives us confidence that these diets continue to support animal health and study integrity out to at least nine months post-manufacture. Please refer to your institution for guidance if you are unsure of local policies.

Recommended storage conditions:

  • Cool and dry; at or below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity below 50% ideal, but up to 65% is acceptable
  • Clean and free of pests
  • In original packaging or in a container that prevents continuous exposure to light and minimal exposure to air

Teklad Dog Diets are designed to be fed to dogs under research conditions. Select the feeding method which keeps the animal in the proper body condition. The amount of food the research dog needs depends upon its size, age, breed, temperament, and amount of exercise.

Feed the pregnant female twice a day or ad libitum. Moisten the diet for her first few feedings after delivery. Thereafter, allow ad libitum access to diet and also feed her moistened food once a day.

Puppies will start eating diet (either moistened or dry) when they are about four weeks old. To encourage them to eat, add one cup water to each cup of dog food. Initially, feed the moistened food three times daily. The daily feedings (either dry or moistened) can be reduced to two as the puppies grow. The self-feeding program is ideal for puppies since they like to chew on dry food. They also can eat when they are hungry, assuring proper and adequate nutrition.