How to feed a puppy with dry feeds

How to feed a puppy with dry feeds

That the puppy well developed and grew, his food has to be balanced. The easiest to achieve it if to feed a dog from early age with a dry feed, but it is natural, not any – they are divided into forages of economy class, average quality, a premium class and professional. Only the last and penultimate options will be suitable for puppies. If to raise them on food the house-keeper and the middle class, to anything good it will not lead.


1. That the dog grew healthy and beautiful, she should be fed with a dry feed of the Chau's Mastiff brands, Pro Pac and t.p (it is a premium class), and Pro Plan, Hills, Yakanuba, etc. is better (these are professional forages). Those that are issued under brands of Chappi will not approach, Darling and others similar (it is economy food), Pedigree, Friskas, Doctor Clouders, etc. (their average quality).

2. If you solved to feed puppy a dry feed, do not give it either meat, or cottage cheese, or porridge, or vitamin and mineral fertilizing, you only give to drink water in addition to the main food. Otherwise the diet will be mixed, and it is not really good. It is possible to add to the menu vitamin and mineral fertilizing in exceptional cases – at individual problems and diseases. For example, if at a puppy the weak sheaves, to him appoint Gelakan darling, the Glycosamine, Hondro Cannes, etc. medicines. At poisonings, infections and some other problems group B vitamins are applied. If the dog badly acquires oil-soluble vitamins, then after testing it is possible to use Trivitamin.

3. Even at dry feeding the puppy can give delicacies. As them usually serve small cut cheese, croutons, dried apricots, dried fruits, boiled meat (not pork!), special goodies which are produced by producers of dry feeds. But delicacies should not exceed 10% of a diet of your pet, and he has to receive them as encouragement – for implementation of commands and only after the main meal.

4. To begin to give to a puppy a dry feed it is necessary from 3 weeks age when he still sucks a maternal milk. As teeth at a dog were not created at this time yet, the forage should be crushed and mixed with warm milk or water. After 1.5 months it is possible to offer not soaked dry feed. Up to 2 months 5-6 times a day give to a puppy food, then number of feedings gradually reduce. In 4-5 months the dog already eats 3 times a day, after 6 months it is possible to pass to two times food, but it is possible to feed also 3 times.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team