WHAT SHOULD A PUPPY DIET INCLUDE?
We all want our little puppy to grow into a big and healthy dog. All this can happen only when you feed them with correct nutrients, in the right quantities and at right time. This blog is about the dos and don’ts to be done for feeding your puppy.
Serve them Puppy Food: At their initial growing stage, they require certain specific nutrients. Puppy food comprises of these specific nutrients. So, initially, you should feed them puppy food. Don't give them adult dog food as it has nutrients for adult dogs and not puppies. Puppy food has nutrients which are very essential for their growth.
- Go for Breed-Specific Food: Different dog breeds have different types of developments. Pups of small breed develop faster and reach maturity quickly as compared to large breed dogs. Large breed dogs grow little slower and require certain nutrients that are for making their joints and bones strong.
- Don't rush for the New Diet: When you get your pup home, the first few days keep their diet just the way it was in their mother’s house. A new environment, surrounding and people and adjusting to them can be stressful for the little puppy. Once the puppy adjusts in your home, you can change the diet.
- Ensure Multiple Meals: Just like human babies, puppies too need to be fed several times in a day. Make sure you visit a vet and get a schedule made for the time when food has to be given to the puppy and in what all quantities. Avoid overfeeding.
Make them eat Soft, Mushy Food: Puppies have to be given soft, mushy food which they can chew and eat easily.
This is the initial stage of every development in the puppy’s body. So, make sure you pay attention to their everything from their diet to their eating habits to their sleeping routine to their playing with everyone.