A high-quality dry food for dogs will provide important nutrients for fitness and health. It is specially formulated to meet the needs of dogs. The ingredients are high quality and thus rich in nutrients and easy to digest.
Our super premium quality dry food for dogs is characterised by:
- high-quality, natural ingredients
- support for a balanced diet thanks to vital nutrients no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives
- no genetically modified ingredients, no animal testing developed and produced in Germany
- the entire production is DLG approved
1. Smaller quantities supply more energy than other varieties of food, such as wet food. The ingredients are dried and pressed into pellets, which results in higher concentrations of nutrients.
2. Chewing removes dental plaque: chunks of dry food have an abrasive effect.
Your dog will feel full faster: the pellets expand in the stomach and the dog feels full sooner.
3. Convenience: a cleaner bowl, no spills, and easy to take with you.
4. Simple feed portions: just measure out the correct quantity using a measuring cup or scales.
5. Keeps for a long time: food does not go off as quickly in the bowl e.g. compared to wet food.
There are various factors that influence which dog food you should buy for your four-legged companion:
- Allergies or intolerances
The JOSERA range includes a wide selection of dry dog food for puppies to older pets, plus special varieties for dogs with a sensitive stomach or who are overweight.
For breeds such as Golden Retriever, German shepherd and the Hungarian Vizsla, JOSERA Large Breed is the perfect choice with its extra-large croquettes and increased fibre content to ensure the dog feels properly full and is less inclined to bolt its food.
For Border Collies, Afghan Hounds and Labrador Retrievers, who require peak performance in dog sports or as rescue dogs, JOSERA High Energy is the correct dry food.
And if your dog is very sensitive in terms of diet, JOSERA Hypoallergenic is recommended because it is so easy to digest and is made using insects, which are an unusual source of protein.
Discover our dry food for dogs online and buy the right variety for your loyal companion.
Older dogs have more sedentary lifestyle and thus burn fewer calories than young dogs. JOSERA offers several varieties of dog food for older animals that are specially designed for the needs of older pets. Key characteristics of dog food for older animals:
- reduced protein and fat to prevent excess weight and aid digestion
- modified mineral content to take the strain off the dog’s organs
- additional nutrients to support the organs, coat and skin in old age
- ingredients such as fruit and herbs that are rich in nutrients
Special dry food varieties are available for young dogs. These recipes are designed to ensure the puppy gets all the vital nutrients required for healthy growth. In addition, the puppy food supplies the necessary energy to explore the world full of vim and vigour.
In our online shop, you will find these products for your puppy:
- YoungStar, grain-free: with poultry and potatoes
- SensiJunior: easily digestible dry food for sporty breeds
- MiniJunior: for rearing smaller breeds of dog
- and many more ...
You can also order practical puppy boxes, which you can use to test our products.
From what age can a puppy be fed dry food?
The Junior dry food from JOSERA is suitable from the 6th week of life. Various varieties are available in addition to puppy boxes, which contain different products in smaller sizes that are ideal for testing.
Allergies and food intolerances are no longer rare among dogs. Common triggers are animal proteins or grains. That’s why JOSERA also makes a hypoallergenic dog food. The recipe contains no grains and uses a very unusual source of protein. As a result, this special dry food for dogs with allergies excludes the key triggers for food intolerances.
It makes sense to adapt your dog’s nutrition depending on the relevant breed. That’s because bone structure, muscle mass, activity levels and energy requirements all vary depending on the size of your dog.
In our online shop you will find various dry food options for small, medium and large breeds – from Chihuahuas, Maltese dogs and French Bulldogs to Labrador Retrievers, German shepherds and Dobermann Pinschers. All these products are designed to meet the needs of different sizes of dogs by providing appropriate nutrients, energy and croquette sizes.
Very active dogs have higher energy requirements. For this reason, their dog food should also contain suitable ingredients to provide the best possible nutrition for your pet.
The dry food for active dogs supports:
- healthy bone structure
- higher performance
- healthy skin and coat
- a healthy heart
Varieties such as JOSERA High Energy or Active Nature are designed specifically to meet the needs of active breeds. Order these directly online.
The right quantity of dry food will vary for every dog depending on its size, age and activity levels. However, there are guidelines you can follow. These can be found in the product descriptions for our dog food varieties and on the packaging.
The amount of food your dog should eat also depends on the relevant recipe. That is why the recommended feed quantity may vary between products.
The daily quantity can also vary due to chronic illness or particularly demanding circumstances such as pregnancy. You are welcome to make use of our free feeding advice service or consult your vet for more information.
In principle your dog can get very good nutrition from dry food. JOSERA’s products are complete feeds, which will provide all the important nutrients. However, the water content in dry food is very low. To some extent, this a disadvantage compared with wet food for dogs. However, you can also compensate for this by providing your pet with sufficient drinking water.
Some dogs are reluctant drinkers. In this case, you will need to consider your
own dog’s habits. Does your dog prefer fresh water or water that has been standing for a while? Would some unsalted meat stock add some welcome flavour? This can be a good way to encourage your pet to drink. You can also put bowls out in different locations. Normally dogs will drink immediately after eating. But they can also be keen to have a drink after going for a walk or playing ball in the garden, so putting a bowl right by the door is a good plan.
1. Transitioning a puppy from mother’s milk to dry food:
- From the 3rd or 4th week of the puppy’s life, offer solid food with a liquid or mushy consistency. To do this, you can soak Junior dry food in lots of water. 10 % of the daily calorie intake is a good guide in terms of quantity.
- From the 5th - 6th week of life, the puppy will be able to eat solid chunks of food. Gradually increase the quantity until the dog is exclusively eating dry food.
- By no later than the 8th - 10th week of life, the young dog should no longer be consuming its mother’s milk and will instead be exclusively offered solid food.
2. Transitioning adult dogs to dry food
- Proceed slowly.
- Mix a small quantity of dry food into the dog’s usual wet food.
- Slowly increase the proportion of dry food, while reducing the wet food component. Continue doing this until the wet food has been completely replaced with dry food.
- If your dog is not keen on the dry crunchy texture, add a bit of water or unsalted meat stock.
JOSERA offers several low-fat dog food products, which are particularly good for dogs with a tendency to put on excess weight or who need to lose weight.
Our “diet” dry foods typically feature:
- reduced energy
- a higher proportion of fibre and lower fat content to ensure fewer calories while still being sufficiently filling
- special nutrients that support the fat metabolism
- higher protein content to stimulate the metabolism
We offer a wide variety of foods with different characteristics, tailored to the different needs of our four-legged friends. With so many products to choose from, it can be difficult to find the perfect food for your pet.
If you have problems finding the right food, we will be happy to help you. By using our filter function on our product page, you can easily enter the requirements for the food or the characteristics of your dog and will then quickly find the suitable food. Not only does it allow you to select food according to the stage of life of your dog, but you can also use the special characteristics filter to find hypoallergenic or particularly compatible food with a single click.
If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us by email/phone.
The feeding chart on each of our packs and on the product pages of our website will help you to calculate the right amount of food for your pet. Just click on the product you are interested in - you will find the feeding recommendation at the bottom of the page. All our products are complete foods that provide your four-legged friend with everything it needs. The quantities stated also completely cover your pet's daily calorie requirements. Please note that our recommendations are always guidelines which must be adapted to the nutritional condition of your pet. Just as with humans, every dog and cat has a different metabolism.
Whether you give your pet wet or dry food, it is important to distinguish between complete food and supplementary food. Complete food - as the name suggests - is designed to be fed on its own. It provides your four-legged friend with all the important nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs for an optimal and completely balanced diet. This means that you don't have to give it anything extra.
Giving your pet supplementary mineral supplements or meat can actually have serious consequences - especially in the growth phase, it can lead to deformities of the bones, for example. An excess of fat-soluble vitamins (e.g. through vitamin preparations) can also be harmful to your pet's health.
If, on the other hand, the dry or wet food in question is a supplementary food, to ensure proper nutrition, your four-legged friend will also need other components. Feeding your dog or cat only a supplementary food can lead to deficiency symptoms.
And before you ask: At Josera we only offer complete foods (apart from our snacks and puppy starter, of course) that already provide your four-legged friend with all the important nutrients it needs to cover their daily requirements.
We advise you not to change your dog's food abruptly, as this may cause digestive problems in sensitive dogs. Although these are usually only temporary, such irritations can be reduced or even avoided altogether by getting your dog used to the new food slowly.
Normally, it is advisable to have a changeover period of about one week, during which you replace the food step by step. In the first two days, replace a portion of the previous food with about a quarter of the new food. In the following days, gradually increase the proportion of the future food in the mixture until a complete meal with the new food is achieved. If your dog has difficulties with this, extend the changeover phase by giving it only small portions of the new food over several days and increasing this slowly.
We recommend feeding our food dry to your dog, which will encourage it to chew. Chewing is very important for the formation of digestive enzymes. Furthermore, the dry consistency has the great advantage of promoting tooth abrasion and thus minimising the risk of plaque and tartar formation.
If your dog is no longer able to chew the dry food properly or you would still like to soak the food, we recommend the two varieties Josera Festival or Josera FiestaPlus. When water is added, the food turns into a tasty meal with a delicious sauce that will convince even finicky dogs. When adding water, please note that this should always be lukewarm. Hot water can affect the nutrients and your dog may get scalded. Cold water, on the other hand, could cause tummy aches. We also recommend that you always prepare meals fresh, do not let the bowl sit for long, dispose of leftover food and clean the bowl regularly.
From the age of two to three weeks, a puppy needs so-called supplementary food, which is fed in addition to the mother's milk. Supplementary food is initially offered in liquid to mushy form and consists of highly digestible and well-tolerated food. Our Josera Puppystarter product, for example, is suitable for this.
As soon as the puppies are used to their first solid food, they can be fed our Josera FamilyPlus, for example. These nutritious kibbles can be fed soaked in Josera puppy milk or water, making the transition easier for the little pups.
Finally, from the 8th week of life onwards, a complete changeover to a so-called puppy food is necessary. The first solid food can also be fed soaked to start with, when the puppies are still unable to chew so well.
Young dogs are still growing and therefore need very specific nutrients, which can be provided by a specially adapted food.
We offer a wide range of puppy food to meet a variety of needs.