Feeding the puppy

Perhaps most importantly in the process of growing a puppy is proper feeding. As You bring up your puppy before they become an adult, this puppy will remain for life. From food depends on the health of the dog, condition of coat. Feeding should not be a secondary matter in the care of the dog. It is therefore very important to ensure your puppy proper feeding from the time of its acquisition. If You took the puppy at the age of 1 month. it is necessary to closely monitor his diet. At this age puppies are still sucking their mother. Now You must provide your puppy the diet as close to what he got, living with mother. First consult the breeder who sold You the puppy, but he was feeding puppies. For example, if puppy won’t eat dry food, you can’t give it to him in the first 2 weeks after weaning from the mother. You should know how best to feed your baby. About a week the puppy can be loose stools. This is normal when switching to a new food (because it does not receive breast milk). Consult your veterinarian, he may prescribe the puppy Bifidumbacterin, Linex, or furazolidone. The most difficult will be the first 2-3 days. At night the puppy can howl and whine, but You in any case can not take him to his bed. Throw the puppy soft toys or play with him a bit. If this does not help, then maybe the puppy wants to eat (the mother fed the puppies and at night). Give your toddler some yogurt.How to feed a puppy? At first do not give your puppy cow’s milk (or porridge with milk), white bread, pasta, potatoes, oatmeal. Be aware that cow’s milk suffer not all puppies, but now is not the time to check this out. Especially useful for puppy: raw meat (not minced meat), yogurt (especially with bifidum-bacteria), vegetables, cottage cheese, chicken eggs. Milk You can substitute yogurt. Raw meat puppy let’s skoblenko or cut into very small pieces, but in any case not minced. Minced meat poorly absorbed. Vegetables – carrots, beets, & C.peppers, tomatoes in small amounts of foods with the puppy (better in raw form) by rubbing on a fine grater. Cereal puppy better be cooked in water by adding chicken cubes, or broth. The most good for puppies rice, buckwheat, millet, wheat, barley. Oat porridge is better not to give to puppies under 6 months.The taste of semolina should not know no dog, especially a puppy. Chicken eggs give the puppies better cooked, because raw protein is poorly absorbed and destroys a vitamin N. White bread better replace black or stale. Most puppies prefer crackers. The need for fats in growing dogs is 2.64 g/kg (i.e. 8 to 15% of the diet). Necessarily(!) foods puppy vegetable oil: up to 4 months. – 1 tsp after 4 months. – 1 tbsp per day. The lack of fat says dry hair without Shine, dandruff, splitting of the claws. Fats serve as a source of energy. Protein needs very(!) great in growing dogs. Protein is the building block from which all life is built. Therefore, proteins should be 28-43% of the total mass of feed, or 9 g/kg of body weight of the puppy. Remember that vegetable proteins are much poorer in proteins of animal origin. That is why the puppy need raw meat and dairy products and chicken eggs. Chicken eggs contain 50% fat and 50% protein, give them the puppy 2-3 times per week. Raw meat puppy up to 2 months. need to give min 100 g; from 2 to 3 months. – min 200g; c 3 to 6 months. – min 300 grams per day. Active adult dog should be denied meat. Sometimes the meat can be replaced with fish or cheese. Carbohydrates are needed by the dog, as a supplier of energy. For growing dogs, the overall rate of carbohydrates – 15.8 g/kg of body weight. Good sources of energy in the diet of the puppy serve vegetables and cereals. Remember that an excess of carbohydrates leads to obesity. The puppy definitely needs vitamins and minerals. You can buy special additive in the form of powder or tablets, before consulting with the breeder or vet. Vitamins and minerals are contained in foods: – beef liver, carrots, milk, beets, egg yolk To the buckwheat, tomatoes, heart, cheese, cottage cheese With sweet peppers, apples, tomatoes D – fish oil, liver, greens (except sorrel) E – vegetable oils, buckwheat CA – meat, liver, milk, cheese, cottage cheese

Food for a puppy should be warm and shredded to better digested. All products must be fresh. Special attention should be paid to feeding dry food. One of them I feed the puppy does not recommend. Much more useful, if You will alternate the feeding of dry food and homemade food. Just don’t mix dog food with homemade food. This leads to an imbalance. Of dry food be sure to choose food for puppies (for example, brands such as “Pedigree” or “Friskies”), because they differ in content from the feed for adult dogs. Dry food puppy under 3 months needs to soak in hot water and be fed gruel. As the puppy grows, increase the amount of food and size of pieces. Here is the schedule that is recommended to feed a puppy: 1 – 2 months. five times a day for 2 – 3 months. four times a day for 3 – 6 months. three times a day after 6 – 7 months. – twice a day

Check this timetable at regular intervals of time. Try to feed your puppy is diverse. Offer him natural juices, berries, fruits. Occasionally give half teaspoon of honey. Never: do not feed your puppy lots of bread don’t let us: – bones (the dog they are not necessary and are dangerous) – garlic, vinegar – fried, smoked, spicy, salinity – sorrel (!) – porridge do not overfeed the puppy