In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the dos and don’ts of how to feed a puppy. Today we shall continue that discussion and give you further tips to provide your puppy with a strong foundation to grow up and be a healthy adult dog.
When puppies reach three or four weeks old, they start to eat puppy food. And the first time they see it, do not be surprised if they solely play around with it. Puppies are not used to getting their food in such a manner. Do not fret. It does not take long for a puppy to understand the food is there to eat not to play around with. Just allow your puppy time to figure it out. Keep in mind, by the time a puppy reaches around eight weeks old, then dry puppy food should be eaten on a regular basis.
For medium, large and giant breed puppies, the food should be administered in a portion control technique. It helps keep a puppy’s weight at a healthy number. For if puppies develop too quickly then there are issues with growth spurts. Too many calories taken cause a puppy to grow too quickly and develop bone growth issues. However, if you notice any issues with your puppy be sure to consult with a veterinarian.
To find out more about how, when and what to feed your puppy and other puppy care tips, enroll in a puppy kindergarten or puppy preschool class today. Florida dog training experts are here to help.