Giving your puppy the best food out there is super important for their overall health and nutritional intake. Dogs at different stages of life for different breeds need different nutritional intake along the way. What would work for a Boston Terrier puppy may not always work for a Goldendoodle adult and vice versa. When it comes to choosing which option would be best for your Goldendoodle puppy, it is important to note the health concerns that are specific to the breed and the age.

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For Goldendoodles, puppies, adults and seniors all have different health concerns that need to be individually addressed. Due to goldendoodles being the offspring of at least one large-breed parent, they need to restricted in calcium intake to prevent hip diseases in the future.

Here are our recommendations for dog food:

Rachael Ray Nutrish PEAK Open Prairie Recipe

($10.99 → $9.89 - You can buy it here)

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Rachael Ray’s Nutrish Peak dog food is perfect for adult goldendoodles and puppy goldendoodles. It contains real beef, real lamb and real venison and is packed to the brim with nutrition. For weaning puppies it is best to start with this food when they are able to start chewing, which is around when they are 3-4 weeks old. For growing puppies, this can be given both moistened and as it is.


VICTOR Select Beef Meal & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food

($12.99 - You can buy it here)

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VICTOR’s super premium dog food comes in 3 different weight sizes: 4-lbs (the one pictured on the left at $12.99), 15-lbs (originally $27.99, but is now $24.99) and 40-lbs (originally $49.99, but is now $47.99). The grains are all gluten-free and the beef is of premium quality. The heavier sizes are all on sale now, so you may want to consider sizing up!

Orijen Puppy Large Grain-Free Dry Puppy Food

($56.99 - You can buy it here)

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This Orijen Puppy Large Grain-Free Dry Puppy Food is on the pricier side due to Orijen offering only two sizes. The one pictured on the left is the 13-lb bag, which is the smallest size being offered, and there is also a 25-lb bag which is priced at $93.99. Orijen’s dog food has a lot to offer. Not only is grain-free, but it has 9% more protein than their leading competitor and has 10 more animal ingredients, with the first 5 ingredients being either fresh or raw.


Merrick Lil’ Plates Grain Free Small Breed Wet Dog Food Pint-Sized Puppy Plate

($21.48 → $20.28 - You can buy it here)

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Merrick’s Lil’ Plates weighs 3.5-oz per tub, and it comes in a case of 12 at $20.28. This puppy plate is perfect for small pint-sized Goldendoodle puppies as the food itself is bite-sized. The food is 100% grain free and the #1 ingredient is deboned chicken - a nutritious meal for your pup all packed into one!

Nulo Freestyle Dry Puppy Food

($31.19 - You can buy it here)

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Nulo’s Freestyle Dry Puppy Food is one of the best overall for your Goldendoodle puppy. There are two flavors being offered: salmon and turkey and there are 5 different size options to choose from: 4.5-lbs (pictured on the left), 6-lb - Resealable ($24.99), 11-lbs, 24-lbs ($78.39) and 26-lb - Resealable ($75.99). This dry puppy food contains a lot of DHA which is essential for brain development Vitamins C & E which contribute to a boost in their immune system as well as Omega-3 and Omega-6 for a healthy coat.

Royal Canin Medium Puppy Dry Dog Food

($24.99 → $23.24 - You can buy it here)

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This Royal Canin Medium Dry dog food is perfect for your puppy. It has 3 size options for pack of 1s: 6-lb (which is pictured on the left), 17-lb ($51.39) and 30-lb ($74.39). The Royal Canin dog food is specifically tailored for puppies up to 1 years of age. It helps develop the immune system of your puppy due to a plethora of antioxidants and vitamins. Their mineral blend is perfect for the development of your puppy’s bones and joints.

Diamond Naturals Grain Free Real Meat Recipe Premium Dry Dog Food With Real Pasture Raised Beef

($59.99 - You can buy it here)

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The Diamond Naturals Grain-Free dog food is one of the best options for dogs at all life stages. It’s 100% grain-free like it mentions in the name and contains real pasture raised beef. The food contains fiber ingredients which are essential for digestive support and omega fatty acids which keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy and shiny!

Fromm Puppy Gold Dry Dog Food

($25.99 - You can buy it here)

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The Fromm Puppy Gold Dry Dog Food is a holistic approach to a nutritionally balanced meal for your puppy. A few of the ingredients are: duck, chicken meal, chicken, oatmeal, pearled barley and menhaden fish meal. It’s one of the ideal foods you can give to your puppy. The bag pictured on the left is of the 5-lb bag.