Dog Food for Puppies

We all want to support our puppies and help them make a great start to life. So, we created the best food for a puppy. With a balance of protein, fat, fibre and carbohydrates, our dog food for puppies ensures that the newest addition to your family stays active and healthy.

With our regular and grain-free food for puppy food, you can support your little furry friend’s development. Using natural, hypoallergenic ingredients, we have packed in essential vitamins and minerals that aid the digestive and immune systems so that your pup grows up strong.



Improves Digestion

Sustains Shiny Coats and Skin

Promotes Oral Health



Ethical Ingredients

What to Look for in Puppy Food

Puppies have unique nutritional needs, and their food must cater to these requirements. Here are some of the things you should consider and look for when selecting the best food for your puppy:

High-Calorie Content

Growth requires calories. Both our regular and grain-free puppy dog food supply 354 kcal per 100g, fuelling your best friend to run and grow all day long. 

High-Protein Content

Protein promotes muscle growth, helping your puppy develop. Our insect recipe is 28% protein and provides essential amino acids that build muscle tissue. Unlike many chicken and beef meat meals found in most dog food, insect protein is easier to digest meaning your puppy can easily digest all the protein this food has to offer. Plus, it delivers the same protein as traditional meat alternatives with a 99% smaller carbon footprint.

Natural Nutrients

A balanced selection of nutrients is vital for immune and digestive system activity. We only use natural ingredients to load fibre, vitamins and minerals into our food. Plus, we cold-press the recipe to deliver as many of these nutrients as possible.

What Goes into our Dog Food for Puppies?

We take great pride in choosing natural, ethically sourced ingredients in our food. It supports British farming and uses wonky fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste, supplying a nourishing meal that looks after the world around us. Discover our nutritional values and regular and grain-free puppy kibble recipes:

Protein 28%, Fat 11%, Fibre 5%, Ash 7%

Regular Food:

Grain-Free Food:

Suitable For

Our regular and grain-free dry puppy food is perfect for any pooch over two months old and can support them through their development. We have created a custom calculator that measures their necessary daily intake based on breed, age, gender and activity level. And it will tell you how affordably you can fulfil this need.


Working Dogs



Our 10-week-old puppy loves Bug Bakes. We transitioned him over from the kibble the breeder was feeding him to Bug Bakes and there were no issues. He gets very excited for his meals and eats it all up. His toileting is all healthy which feels like a great sign that Bug Bakes is working for him. When we collected him he had some dry skin but that seems to be clearing up and Bug Bakes could be contributing to that.

We also just love Bug Bakes values and wanted to support the great work they’re doing for our environment so we’re so pleased our puppy’s enjoying it!!


Really pleased with Bug Bakes so far. Giving it to our 1-year-old spaniel who seems to enjoy them! Works well as wet food or dry kibble (we use it a lot in snuffle boxes and food dispensing toys - we do snap the longer pieces in half for this purpose). They seem to agree well with our spaniel and, as others have commented, they have resulted in good poos! The interface for ordering seems good, was pleased to see you can order in bulk every 60 days to save on postage. Love the sustainability drive at the heart of the product -we definitely can't sustain meat production for our pooches as well as for the humans.

E Clo

My 18-month lab loves Bug Bakes. It gives him a healthy shiny coat. He has been eating Bug Bakes for 6 months now and he has very few health issues. I would recommend Bug Bakes as a brilliant healthy option to any dog.

Emma Borthwick


My dog is twelve months old. Should I transition them onto adult dog food?

Yes, typically, you should switch from puppy to adult food when your dog is around twelve months old. However, the specific age varies between breeds, and you may find that a larger dog is still growing beyond twelve months and should remain on puppy food. 

To determine whether to make the space, you can check your dog’s body condition score (BCS) by analysing their ribcage, abdominal tuck and waist. Then grade your dog on a scale of 1-9, with 1 being severely underweight, 5 being ideal, and 9 being obese. When your dog has reached a healthy BCS, they are ready for adult food. Remember, you are always better off transitioning too late rather than too early and if you are still unsure, you should consult a vet. 

Will my large breed puppy need specific puppy food?

Yes, large breeds are more susceptible to high calcium intakes and should be fed large-breed puppy food with a safe calcium content.

Is puppy food suitable for adult dogs?

Puppy food is suitable for some adult dogs. If your furry friend is a sporting or working dog that burns a lot of calories, puppy food can offer them extra nutrition to support their health. 

At what times should I feed my puppy?

As puppies cannot handle large amounts of food, you should divide their required food intake into 3 or 4 meals throughout the day.

How much food does my puppy need?

Every puppy has differing food needs, depending on size, breed, gender, age and activity levels. You can use our calculator to discover how much food your puppy needs daily.

Which dog breeds are more likely to suffer from hip dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia affects larger breeds more than smaller breeds, though any dog can suffer. They are more affected by large amounts of calcium in their diet, so you should choose a puppy food with a safe calcium content to combat this condition. 

What makes a puppy a large breed?

Large breed puppies are identified by their expected adult weight. An adult large-breed dog weighs over 70 lbs (32 kg). However, given that predicting the expected adult weight of a dog when they are a puppy is challenging, you should use a conservative estimate of over 50 lbs (23 kg) instead.