You only get one chance to get his first year right.

The First Step

The decision to get a new puppy is an exciting time for any family! There are a lot of factors to consider. If you're still trying to find the right match for your home, our Family Dog Finder can help you choose. If you’ve already made the leap, find everything you need to know about your new puppy right here!

Proper Nutrition

Your puppy needs special nutrition. And Purina® Puppy Chow® is a unique healthy-start blend made with high-quality protein, plus DHA and essential nutrients also found in mothers’ milk.

Be sure to continue to feed your puppy a specially-formulated puppy food, like Purina Puppy Chow, through his entire first year (two for large breeds) so that he can benefit from proper early nutrition.

  • of the Essential Nutrients
  • with DHA, Vitamins and Minerals
  • Packed with High Quality Protein
I know that in each morsel of Purina Puppy Chow, our new addition to our family was getting all the nutrition he needed. Thanks so much. -Kathyp
Feed for first year
Feed for first year
Feed for up to two years

Becoming a Dog Family

Get the whole family in on teaching basic commands early to establish a bond and help you learn more about one another.


The First Year

Your dog will advance by leaps and bounds in his first year alone! Challenge him to learn new tricks and commands as he grows into a healthy adult.

Puppy Checklist

  • Collar and ID tag
  • Leash
  • Bed
  • Food and water bowls
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Chew toys
  • Purina® Puppy Chow® Puppy Food

Breed Finder

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