Choosing the Right Food for your Puppy

February 5, 2018

 

A puppy’s diet should be carefully monitored to make sure they are getting balanced nutrition and gaining weight at the proper rate. The amount of food your puppy eats depends on things such as their age, size, breed, activity level, environment and health. You should always consult with your vet about how much your puppy should be eating each day and the type of food.

When shopping for puppy food at the store, make sure you read the packaging to see what benefits your food offers your puppy. Some foods contain more nutrients than others, and could affect the amount of food that your puppy should have. Puppy food is available in wet or dry forms, it largely depends on your and your puppy’s preferences. You could mix it up and try both types of food to see which one your puppy favorites most.

When your puppy becomes older they will need a different level of nutrients than they did when younger. Depending on the size and breed, your puppy should be switched from puppy to adult food somewhere between 1 and 2 years of age.

Aside from the occasional dog treat, your puppy should only be eating food specially made for puppies. If you get into the habit of feeding him human food, your puppy may become a picky eater and exercise bad habits.

Over feeding Your Puppy

It is important for dogs to have the right balance of nutrients for their bodies. Dogs that aren’t fed balanced meals can have a variety of health problems. You want to ensure that you’re feeding your puppy the right amount of food in order to prevent obesity. An obese dog is not a healthy dog and can many serious consequences you should try to avoid.

Always consult your veterinarian and ask them to recommend the best food for your puppy!