If you want to ensure that your dog is healthy and all happy, then make sure that you are providing the right amount of food. It should not be more or less, as both will create trouble.
Feeding more than what is required will lead to overweight issues, whereas the lesser-than-required will make them weak.
PetFood Measures – Quantity of food to feed a puppy
The task of deciding the right amount of dog food is all tiring and challenging. I will definitely guide you through on how to make a decision here.
First of all, there is certain information that you need to gather up. They include the breed type of your pet, their size, any special dog food if they are consuming, meal timings, how quick can they digest the food, and so many of them.
What is the right food for a Puppy?
When the puppy is in their six to eight weeks age, then they should be kept strictly with their mother. This is because the mother’s milk will provide all the best nutrients and make the puppy capable of fighting all the diseases. Nothing much to work during this period, since the mother is feeding it.
Then when they enter their fourth or sixth week, you have to gradually change the mother’s milk and then move to a proper puppy food.
This is their growing age, so they should be given something which is high in proteins, and loaded with vitamins, fats. Puppy food will always be high in minerals and other elements compared to the dog food.
After they cross the 8 weeks time, then you can permanently move to the dog food. This jump to different food styles is not as easy as they sound, consult the regular vet or an expert for guiding you through this.
How Much to Feed the Puppy in a Day?
This is how the planning should be done, and below is the Food Chart which will give you a better idea on the proportions depending on the weight of the dog.
If your pet weighs about 18 kg, then 2.25 cups to 3 cups of the food will be enough for them in a day. Similarly, you can easily understand the proportions for varying dog weights.
That’s how you feed the right food in the correct amount. Now, coming to the meal timings! Set a fixed time for eating, which will let them know when to expect the food. Keep the dinner meal early, so that your dog can get plenty of time for the digestion.
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