How to feed a puppy German shepherd


Having made the decision to become the owner of a smart, quick-witted devoted German shepherd dog, the responsible owner should know that the health, the correct behavior, the appearance of an adult dog depends not only on its upbringing and care, but also on a well-chosen balanced nutrition of the animal at puppy age. It is in the early period that the immunity is laid down, the formation of the musculoskeletal system of the dog. Finding information about what kind of food is better to feed a German shepherd puppy is easy: you can study a lot of special literature, get recommendations from a veterinarian, ask your breeder. Of course, it is better to do this in advance in order to have time to prepare before the baby enters your family. Let's try together to figure out the question: how to feed a puppy of a German shepherd. This is especially important for novice dog owners.

Choosing dishes

Dreaming to grow a beautiful and healthy dog, the owner should take care of a properly equipped place for feeding your pet. This should be a special stand with a height adjustment, which is set a bowl of food. If you feed a puppy from childhood without taking into account this moment, in the future you can get a dog with weakness of the front paws, high chin and hunchbacked back.

The most comfortable bowls of ceramic or stainless steel: they are more durable. There should be two of them: for eating and for water. The food container should be at the chest level of both the baby and the adult German. The dog will only need to bow his head. In this position, the deformations of the spine, neck and joints can be avoided.

In order for the paws of the dog not to disperse on the floor, and the bowl does not move, the floor under it must be covered with a non-slip mat. After the meal, the dishes are washed until the next dog eaten.

In summer, the water changes at least three times to avoid intestinal infections.

Fundamental rules

Experienced breeders adhere to the following rules when feeding German Shepherd offspring:

Food is given to a puppy at room temperature or slightly warmer. This can be checked by lowering a finger in the center of the food bowl.

After the end of the feast of the face, the baby is wiped with a napkin to remove the remnants of food.

Having made a nutrition schedule, you need to adhere to it, otherwise the dog may experience problems with sleep, development will deteriorate.

During the first months it is recommended to be close to the puppy during feeding, accustoming you to the correct stance, observing its position in order to properly adjust the height of the bowl.

The density of the food should resemble the consistency of sour cream.

Adhering to the requirements of food hygiene - to give food to a dog in one and a half - two hours after an active walk, giving her a rest after eating for 2-3 hours, you will manage to avoid digestive disorders.

After 20 minutes, a bowl of uneaten food is removed, this will prevent satiation of food and overeating.

What can and can not: the list of products

The owner of the dog develops his pet's eating habits. It is important not to indulge the whims of a dog from puppyhood, to find the right, healthy food. You need to feed with fresh natural products or high-quality industrial food not lower than the premium class.

In the diet of a puppy German shepherd allowed:

milk, low-fat cottage cheese (very good calcinated), fermented milk drinks (kefir, sour milk, ryazhenka),

rabbit, beef, horse meat, chicken, boiled turkey,

offal (heart, lungs, liver, scar, kidney, udder, spleen) boiled,

beef ears and noses (as a treat),

boiled eggs, boiled or as an omelet 1-2 per week, yolks can be given raw,

bread (in small quantities), cereals (which cereals can be fed: rice, buckwheat, millet, sometimes wheat, and, if there are no signs of allergy, hercules),

boiled sea fish (without skin, bones, scales), it is desirable to introduce it at an older age (some types of fish contain substances that destroy minerals, vitamins, which worsens the development of the puppy),

vegetables (zucchini, beets, pumpkin) boiled, stewed, finely chopped or grated raw,

greens, finely chopped,

fruits, berries (as a delicacy, if they like the pet),

seafood (useful squid as a source of vitamins B6, B12, B2 and PP),

a few drops of vegetable oil in each serving of food,

large bones (not sharp chicken and tubular).

It is important to know what foods in the German Shepherd puppy are unacceptable. Errors in nutrition lead to indigestion, diseases, can cause the death of a small pet. What can not feed the list:

baking and pasta

pickles, pickled, smoked products,

grapes and sorrel,

legumes and corn grits,

river and lake fish (contains small bones, often infected with parasites),

fat lamb, pork,

cabbage, potatoes (cause flatulence),

salt, sugar and spices are not allowed.

It is unacceptable to feed the puppy with food from its table, flavored with various spices (spices), besides having no nutritional value for the shepherd dog. Such a diet leads to the fact that the dog will become fastidious in relation to food, will refuse to eat the usual food, will constantly beg for handouts. In addition, human food is unsuitable for the sensitive stomach of the kutenka. Eating from the table will worsen the condition of the coat, causing diseases in the internal organs of the dog

Sheepdogs can be fed with natural food and ready-made dry or wet food. Mixing different types of products is allowed, but not in one feeding. In this case, in the morning meal, babies are given pellets for puppies, they can be soaked, and in the evening - natural food. Mixed feeding portions are halved.

When transferring a little German from a natural food to drying, the granules must be soaked in warm water, milk or kefir. Begin to introduce a new product little by little, gradually replacing their usual food.

Types of feeding

Natural products and ready-made factory feed are suitable for feeding puppies of Germans. The variety of food allowed for the dog's ration will allow you to prepare many healthy, tasty dishes. But some dogs from such food can start diarrhea and then veterinarians will recommend that you exclude a harmful product, you can try to introduce dry food or canned food for dogs.

It is important that natural products are fresh and the dishes are made from high-grade raw materials. Ready-made feeds in the nutrition of young Germans are allowed only premium or super premium class. The main protein here is meat products. High-quality feed fully digested, give little undigested waste. The cost of such products is high, but it is they that are manufactured taking into account age-related, pedigree characteristics, contain the necessary vitamins and minerals for a growing body, are balanced in terms of the content of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Cheap economy class feeds are produced from offal, contain bones and cartilage, low-grade cereals and soy.

Features of feeding with natural food

Natural food will allow to diversify the shepherd's menu as much as possible, to satisfy the most different taste preferences of the dog. This is a natural, familiar food for dogs, it does not contain dyes, flavor enhancers, adversely affecting the health of animals. The disadvantages of naturalka are the difficulty in drawing up the menu, the duration of cooking. Feeding quickly deteriorates. It is problematic to take it with you when traveling with a small pet. It is uncomfortable, takes a lot of space. Often, additional administration of vitamin-mineral supplements is required. But if the owners have enough free time, then they will cope with these tasks.

Shepherd dog puppy feeding scheme is as follows: a third is meat or fish, a third is cereal in the form of porridge, and a third is dairy products, vegetables and fruits.

Shepherd dog puppy diet is almost the same as an adult dog. Food is given in two stages. Consider a sample menu for a six-month German Shepherd puppy for a week, table:

1. Calcined cottage cheese, raw chicken yolk.

2. Raw beef, cut into small pieces.

1. Dry granules, soaked in water.

2. Buckwheat porridge with rabbit and greens.

1. Sour milk. Dried bread slices.

2. Low-fat raw lamb, finely chopped. Millet porridge. A few drops of vegetable oil.

1. Dry granules. Sugar bone.

2. Boiled beef tripe, cut into pieces. Porridge Hercules. Fresh berries.

1. Low-fat cottage cheese. Omelette.

2. Boiled squids. Grated zucchini. Greenery.

1. Sour milk. Dog biscuits.

2. Boiled liver, cut into pieces. Hard boiled egg.

1. Ryazhenka. Crackers.

2. Boiled fish. Rice porridge. Stewed pumpkin. Greenery.

Features feeding ready-made feeds

The advantages of feeding a small shepherd with industrial feed are many. This is a time saving: there is no need to create a menu, you do not need to spend a lot of time doing cooking. Drying is convenient when transporting a dog and traveling with an animal. Factory feed takes up little space, they can easily be used in any cramped conditions. Using such food eliminates the need for additional introduction of mineral-vitamin complexes: high-quality food known brands include everything you need for growth and the formation of a dog.

Many super and premium class feed lines include diet food, products for the treatment and prevention of various diseases. Optimal cost and composition is the German superfood premium class for puppies - royal canin.

If you choose dry food only to save time or save the family budget, you should think about the preparation of semi-finished products. After all, none of the best premium class food can be compared with natural meat.

Features of feeding puppies of different ages: how much and how often to feed

It is easy to calculate the feeding rate of an adult shepherd: it is approximately 2-3% of the total weight of the animal. On average, this is 1 kg of 200 g of food per day. An adult dog is fed 2 times a day, during the hot season - once.

The diet and food rate of a small dog should be adjusted as it matures. Breakfast is given at seven in the morning, and the last meal at 22 o'clock.

The diet of the puppy is selected based on age, temperament, build, individual appetite and activity of the animal. The owners with the experience hold the opinion that up to 3 months a baby can be fed plenty, only after adjusting the number of feedings and the dog's diet.

Newborn baby will be enough mother's milk. But it happens that the puppy cannot suck on its own or has to separate the baby from the mother if she is sick or has died. In this case, up to two weeks of age, the small shepherd dog is watered ten times a day with goat, cow or sheep milk with a syringe, pipette or baby bottle. The required amount of food per day - 150 ml.

Further, until one month of age, portions of food are increased, and the number of feedings is gradually reduced up to six times. Now you need about 2 glasses of food.

How to feed a German Shepherd puppy in 1 month? At the age of 40-45 days, babies are usually sold. During this period, dairy products (yogurt, cottage cheese, milk), several types of meat are given to the puppy at intervals of 3–4 hours; porridges are introduced: oatmeal and rice, meat, soups, and vegetable puree. The kid's stomach is small, it is important that the portions are small - up to 200 g. Meat is given twice a day. Cottage cheese in a dry form cannot be given to a baby - it is choking, you can mix it with kefir, yogurt, add an egg. Although such food is not to the liking of the kutenok, it is necessary and useful to him.

One and a half to two months old babies are treated six times a day, providing about 200 grams of food per reception. At 2 months, oils and vegetables are added to the shepherd’s usual menu. The digestive tract has already been prepared for the absorption of fiber and protein. Portions increase to 300 g, fed four times a day.

At 3 months, the puppy can begin to give large brain bones for the development of the jaws and teeth grinding: boiled, if the pet is kept in residential conditions, raw - if it lives in the house next to it.

At 4 months, the dog is still fed four times a day, portions - up to 350 g. Starting from this age, the puppy actively develops joints and ligaments, there is a change of teeth, which weakens the cartilage tissue, which is why the shepherd's ears may not stand up Therefore, special attention is paid to calcium-containing products. A dog needs collagen for full development. To do this, you can purchase edible gelatin or special food additives. The basic diet remains the same.

At 5 months, chondroprotectors are gradually added to the dog for the correct formation of the skeleton, good posture, and brain bones for a quick change of milk teeth. The composition of the feed and the number of feedings - 3 times a day.

At 6 months, the puppy is transferred to two meals. At six months of age, up to a year, a puppy is fed with a feed volume of at least 500 g. For males, milk is completely removed from the diet. At this time, you can start cooking porridge not only from meat, but also from offal. Admissible cereals are added: millet and sorghum.

It is important to constantly monitor your pet, be attentive to how he looks externally, how well-fed, what his condition of hair, teeth, eyes, pay attention to the slightest changes in his behavior.

You have noticed that the puppy is eating poorly, but is active, perhaps he has eaten. If the pet completely eats up feeding and goes away full, remember this volume and do not exceed it afterwards. Sometimes a puppy licks for a long time, chases an empty bowl, and the baby’s weight gain goes badly, which means there is not enough food for him. Review the menu and portions of the dog.

Whatever food option you choose for your little friend, feeding with natural products, prepared dry food or canned food, it is important that this is based on the nutritional needs of the dog and its taste preferences. No need to insist on a product that the animal refuses to eat, offer him a replacement.

Proper nutrition is a guarantee of a healthy and happy life for your four-footed friend. Follow the meal schedule, increase portions according to the age of the dog, do more work and play with the dog. Remember that only the owner is responsible for how fully his pet will live.

The right choice of dishes

  1. First of all, you need to take care of the pet bowl. It can be clay, metal, ceramic, plastic. The last option should be excluded, dishes of this kind fidget on the floor, not giving your pet the opportunity to eat normally.
  2. Small puppies often disperse the legs, especially for individuals living in an apartment. Arrange a feeding place based on flooring. If a laminate or linoleum is laid in the dwelling, spread a puppy under a bowl with a non-slip mat. It can be fabric or silicone.
  3. It is known that at the age of up to a year the puppy's skeleton is only being formed, as a result of which the skeleton is extremely fragile. For this reason, you need to put the bowl in such a way that it is located at the level of the pet's neck or chest. Otherwise, during the growth period, the puppy will constantly bend over, which will entail a curvature of the spine, high raised croup, weak bones of the front paws and chest, problems with swallowing and digestive activity. You can adjust the height of the tank with the help of special stands, which are sold in all pet stores.

Features diet puppies

Two-month puppies need to be fed 5-6 times a day with an interval of 3-4 hours. Pets who have reached 3-5 months, it is enough to feed 4 times a day. Starting from 6 months and up to a year the dog is fed 3 times a day. After this age, it is necessary to transfer the animal to two meals - in the morning and in the evening.

Age: 1 month

As a rule, puppies sell after 40-45 days after birth. During this period, the diet of the animal includes dairy products (in particular, yogurt, milk and cottage cheese), several types of meat, oatmeal and rice.

At this age, puppies have a rapid metabolism and a relatively small stomach. For this reason, the portions should be small (250 gr.), But substantial. As mentioned earlier, food should be taken every 3-4 hours.

Make sure that the puppy receives meat every day 2 times. It can be raw beef, cut into pieces, or chicken. Both products contain the optimal ratio of BZHU, due to which the pet will begin to grow before our eyes.

You can also give boiled meat, but it contains less enzymes than raw. Boiled beef or chicken is recommended to be given in cases when a puppy has a disorder in the stool or general malaise associated with digestion. To properly cook food based on boiled meat, cook oatmeal or rice porridge, cool it, crumble the meat. Немного разбавьте водой, если смесь получилась густой, проверьте на температуру и дайте щенку.

Категорически не разрешается смешивать мясную кашу с молоком. Рекомендация актуальна по той причине, что после усвоения молока вырабатывается казеин, который замедляет всасывание питательных веществ желудком. При этом мясо необходимо смешивать с круглозернёным рисом или овсянкой, но не с манной крупой.

Молочные продукты
Творог необходимо давать на завтрак, но только не в сухом виде, иначе питомец будет давиться. Смешивайте 200 гр. product with kefir or yogurt, add a raw chicken egg. By and large, puppies refuse such food, but they need it. Therefore, teach your pet immediately, do not be fooled by tricks if he suddenly decides to refuse to eat.

You can cook cottage cheese with your own hands from kefir. The second option: mix ryazhenka with raw eggs and pour into boiling milk. Nobody will precisely refuse such delicacy, the dairy product turns out fragrant and tender.

Age: 2-3 months

Digestion of dogs at this age is already adapted to the fiber and protein without any consequences. It is time to add natural oils and vegetables to the diet, so that in addition to cereal, cottage cheese and meat, the pet also receives other minerals. Portions should be 300-350 gr., The frequency of feeding - 4 times a day.

  1. Add a teaspoon of olive or sunflower oil to meat porridge 1 time per day. Periodically feed your puppy boiled carrots between main meals. It should be noted that chicken eggs should be given no more than 3 times a week. Cottage cheese, porridge, meat - unchanged.
  2. In the summer, focus on fresh fruit, many “Germans” have a passion for watermelons, melons, peaches and apples. Spoil the pet with treats 2 times a day. Watch the stool, with negative consequences, reduce fruit intake and give boiled chicken meat with rice porridge.
  3. At this age, the puppy can already be given large brain bones, so that he develops his jaw and grinds his teeth. If you keep a pet in the apartment, it is enough to pre-cook the bone. For animals that have access to the local area, it is better to choose the raw option.

Age: 4-5 months

From this period, the puppy needs to develop ligaments and joints. Also at this stage there is a change of teeth, so that the basis of the diet should be foods rich in calcium. The dog is still fed 4 times a day, observing a serving size of 300–400 grams.

  1. The change of teeth weakens the cartilage tissue, so the ears of the pet may not rise. To contribute to full development, add collagen to food. It can be found in confectionery gelatin or local food additives (for dogs).
  2. At four months of age, puppies intensively develop a skeleton, in particular, posture. To help the body and lay the foundation for full development, gradually introduce chondoprotectors into the food. They are sold in the pet store, the main thing is to follow the instructions clearly and do not increase the number without permission. An alternative to the drug is "Artra", which can be purchased at the pharmacy.
  3. As for the main power, it remains the same (cottage cheese, meat, cereal, vegetables and fruits). However, now you need to feed the puppy is not boiled meat, and beef tenderloin from the head. Its composition contains a large amount of gelatin, which favorably affects the formation of the skeleton.
  4. You can cook the broth based on beef, veal, chicken, and then fill them with meat porridge. But do not make it too nourishing, so as not to burden the pancreas. Broth can be replaced with edible gelatin: dissolve it in water and mix in food (cottage cheese, porridge, a mixture of vegetables).
  5. Contribute to the rapid replacement of milk teeth by the root, let's brain bone pet. Also it is necessary to focus on calcified supplements marked “puppy”, a special series for German shepherd dogs is sold in pet stores. If you have difficulty with your choice, consult a veterinarian.

Age: 6–12 months

Once the puppy has reached the age of six months, it is possible to make porridge not only from pure meat, but also from offal (heart, liver, stomach). You can not give a dog thin bones, strong teeth, they easily gnaw, and the fragments will sink into the esophagus. Puppies for 6-12 months should have three meals a day, the serving size varies from 350 to 450 grams.

  1. At the same time every month you need to reduce the amount of cottage cheese eaten for breakfast, and at the same time increase the volume of meat. If you are the owner of the cable, completely remove the milk from the puppy's diet. In the case of bitches, the product is given daily.
  2. At this stage, the puppy owner must add active minerals, chondroprotectors, calcium and other vitamins, based on the weight and age of the pet. Do not forget about vegetables and fruits, feed them to your puppy between the main meals.
  3. To diversify the ration of cereals as much as possible, you can add buckwheat, millet, millet to the already existing rice and oatmeal. Combine them with each other, mix in raw or cooked meat / offal. Break raw egg (sometimes chicken can be replaced with quail, double the amount).
  4. It is allowed to give the puppy sea or river fish 2 times a week. However, these days you can not feed the pet meat. Do not abuse the fish, because its composition destroys vitamin B in the body of the dog, which leads to difficulties with digestion and stunting.

The basis of feeding a German Shepherd puppy is considered to be meat, cereals (except semolina), fresh or boiled vegetables, and fruits. Do not forget to pamper your pet with brain bones, mix in nutritional supplements, gelatin, calcium. Choose the right bowl, adjust the height of the stand. Follow the schedule of meals, increase portions with age, walk more in the fresh air.

Principles of feeding puppies

The physical development of German Shepherd babies lasts 15 to 18 months. From the moment of birth to 1.5 years, they increase the mass by 80 times. Peak weight gains occur in the first 4 months.

Therefore, it is important to carefully consider all aspects of feeding a pet. A puppy should develop harmoniously. Excessive thinness, as well as excessive fullness, lead to diseases of internal organs, bones and joints; the condition of teeth, skin, and coat deteriorates.

The volume and composition of each portion is controlled. Any supplements (delicacies, vitamins) are selected based on the needs of the animal: they take into account what is missing in the daily menu and what is needed for the development of the baby.

General rules

The first 10 days of a German Shepherd puppy stay in his new house are fed by what the breeder gave.

After a week and a half, the menu is changed as desired. Do it gradually, so as not to upset the digestion.

Adhere to the following recommendations:

  • the portion should be on one podliz: if the pet eats it too quickly and licks the bowl for a long time - there is little food, if not eaten within 20 minutes - a lot,
  • products - room temperature or slightly warm,
  • after a meal, a bowl of food is removed, even if the dog has not finished eating,
  • water should be constantly available, it is changed 3-5 times a day,
  • you need to walk your pet immediately before feeding or 1.5 to 2 hours after eating, as bloating and intestinal swelling are possible,
  • always fed at the same time
  • do not give food at night
  • the interval between evening and morning feeding should not exceed 8 hours,
  • if the puppy lives in an apartment, then after eating he wipes his face with a handkerchief - if this is not done, the pet will “wash” itself on the sofa, sheets and blankets.

It is important to feed the little "German" only from the bowl. You can give treats from the hands, but not to force food to pick up from the floor. This is how a bad habit is worked out, and during a walk a pet will “woolen” the earth in search of a tasty morsel.

Place and Bowl Requirements

"Dining" for dogs should be equipped in a secluded place. So she will not be afraid that they will take away her food.

It is advisable to buy special metal or nickel-plated bowls on the stand. Their height is adjusted so that the head of the puppy is parallel to the floor during the meal.

Otherwise, curvature of the spine, neck, joints of the front paws is possible. In addition, the baby will swallow air, which will cause gas and bloating.

Bowls are washed every time after meals. You can put a rubberized mat under them - it will prevent the dishes from sliding and will hold up the pieces of food that your puppy will inevitably scatter.

Feeding Frequency and Servings

There are no universal tips on caloric intake. Each dog has an individual metabolism.

In addition, pets receive various loads: some almost do not spend energy, while others actively consume calories.

Adhere to only general recommendations on the volume of dishes. They can be slightly reduced or increased.

The approximate power scheme of puppies “Germans” is as follows:

It should be borne in mind that puppies metabolism is accelerated, and the stomach is small. Therefore, they are fed fractional: often in small doses. Slices of food should be small, consistency - porridge.

Peculiarities of feeding newborn puppies

Normally, babies up to 1 month eat only mother's milk. After 4 weeks supplements are gradually introduced.

But if the bitch has big dung or not milk, the puppies are fed manually.

Features of feeding with milk:

  • give goat, sheep, cow's milk or special mixtures sold in pet shops and vetaptekakh,
  • fed through a pipette, a syringe without a needle or a bottle for children,
  • up to 2 weeks give 2/3 cup 10 times a day, then increase the portion to 400 ml, and reduce the frequency of feedings to 6 times,
  • heat the mixture to 27 - 32 ° C.

Monthly baby German shepherd begin to acquaint with the "adult" food. Sour-milk products, finely chopped meat, vegetable puree are gradually introduced into the menu.

How to make a diet of natural products

Most breeders and owners prefer to feed German Shepherd puppies with natural food.

This menu is considered the closest to the natural nutrition of dogs.

The owner can personally control the quality of products, their calorie content and diversify the menu every day.

But it takes a lot of time and effort to feed at home. We'll have to think over recipes, and prepare meals every day.

When eating "in kind" observe the following proportions:

  • 60 - 70% should be protein foods: meat, offal, eggs, dairy products,
  • 25 - 35% is allocated to plant products - cereals, vegetables, fruits, berries, greens,
  • the remaining 5% include additives - treats, vitamins, vegetable oils.

The daily diet consists of several ingredients at the same time. There are a number of products that can and can not feed the puppies "Germans".

It is administered from the 2nd month of life. First, give scrape meat, after - chopped.

The size of the pieces is gradually increased, as is the volume of the serving: from 50 g to 400 g from 8 to 16 weeks. By half a year of meat from the total amount of products should be not less than 30%.

It is best to feed raw meat, as it does not lose nutrients. Before serving, it is frozen for 3 days to avoid the risk of infection with helminths.

"Germans" are fed the same meat as all dogs:

It is forbidden to feed the German fatty varieties:


Second most important products. Rich in healthy vitamins and minerals, but not fully able to replace meat.

By-products are administered from 4 months. At first give 2 - 3 times a week, then - daily. These include:

Offal give 1.5 times more than meat. The exception is the heart. Its amount should be less than a quarter of beef, chicken or turkey.

Fish and seafood

Less calories than meat and offal, but contain large amounts of phosphorus, fluorine, iodine, sulfur, fatty acids, vitamins A and group B.

They feed the German Shepherd only sea boiled fish. Fins, tails and bones are pre-removed.

Acquaint pet with fish from 3 months. After the year it can be given weekly. The volume of delicacy should be 1.5 to 2 times more than meat.

It is impossible to feed the dog with river fish, as it is very bony, and often contains helminths. But any seafood is very useful.

Dairy products

The leader in nutritional value and usefulness among fermented milk products is cottage cheese. Also well affect the development of the skeleton and the work of the digestive tract kefir, ryazhenka, whey, yogurt, pure yogurt. Cheese is undesirable, but its low-fat varieties are used for training.

Milk can be given only to babies up to 2 months. Adult dogs do not produce enzymes that can fully digest it.

Up to 4 months fermented milk products are fed twice a day. After - 1 time per day. They can not be mixed with meat and vegetables.

One of the key elements of the diet. Must be present in the daily menu.

Choosing which porridge to feed the little “German”, they prefer:

  • rice,
  • buckwheat
  • oatmeal
  • in a small amount barley, wheat or semolina porridge, if you need to gain weight.

The following cereals are poorly absorbed and disrupt the work of the digestive organs:

  • pearl barley
  • millet,
  • from legumes - corn, lentils, peas, beans.

Plant food

Vegetables, fruits and greens are rich in fiber, stimulate peristalsis and normalize the bowels. They begin to give daily two-month puppies.

German Shepherd puppies are great:

  • cucumbers,
  • beet,
  • carrots and cabbage - from 4 months,
  • courgettes,
  • pumpkin,
  • dill, parsley, salad.

The diet also includes treats in the form of sliced ​​apples, pears, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, dried apricots, prunes.

Raw tomato and baby potatoes are treated occasionally.

They make it easier to remove plaque from the teeth and are very popular with dogs, but these vegetables cannot be abused.

It is strictly forbidden to give German Shepherds:

  • nuts,
  • mushrooms,
  • citrus,
  • grapes and raisins
  • boiled potatoes,
  • soft fruits - apricots, plums, peaches, cherry plums.

Vegetables are fed in boiled or stewed form, less often - in cheese. Berries, fruits and greens are not thermally processed.

Other products

It is possible to enrich a diet of a puppy of a German shepherd:

  1. Eggs. Crude give only yolk, protein can be fed boiled.
  2. Rusks. Used as a treat. Give unsweetened dried bread from dark wheat varieties.
  3. Vegetable oils. A serving is flavored with 1 tsp. sunflower, flaxseed or olive oil.
  4. Large sugar bones. They are given from 2 months. So puppies train jaws, make teething easier and clean the plaque. But only moslaki with cartilage tissue are allowed. Other bones are fragile, can get stuck in the mouth, damage the throat, esophagus, stomach, intestines.

Some products are very dangerous for dogs. With regular use, they will undermine the health of the little German. And some of them can lead to poisoning immediately after eating.

Such foods include:

  • any sweets, including pastries and chocolate
  • semi-finished products
  • smoked products - sausages, sausages, shop pies,
  • pasta,
  • seasoning, except salt, if it is occasionally added to a dish at the tip of a knife.

What feed to choose: the best brands for sheepdog puppies

If you feed a puppy with a naturalka it is troublesome, time consuming and simply does not have enough time, you can transfer it to ready-made industrial feed.

Dry food is often scolded. But it should be understood that they criticize cheap products.

Expensive brands are made from quality products and are fully balanced.

All finished feeds are divided into 4 classes:

  • Economy They contain little meat and offal, are “stuffed” with cheap fillers - corn, potatoes and other things, include dyes and flavor enhancers. To bypass such products need for 3 kilometers.
  • Premium Higher quality, but the level of meat in relation to vegetable components is low.
  • Super premium. The best option in terms of price and quality. Made in compliance with GOST, contain everything you need to feed the dogs.
  • Holistic. The best way. Products are grown in environmentally friendly conditions. A number of feeds from this class are medicinal, used for special diets.

If you choose what kind of food to give a puppy "German", you should pay attention to the following brands.

  • Oridjen "Puppy". Balanced dry food for large puppies. Packing 6 kg is 3 500 p.
  • Acana "Puppy Large Breed". Designed for large breeds of dogs from 2 to 12 months. The price for 6 kg - 3,000-3,500 p.
  • Royal Canin "Maxi Junior". Suitable for all large puppies up to 18 months. A pack of 15 kg will cost 4,000 - 4,500 p.
  • Royal Canin "German Shepherd Junior". Specially designed for German babies up to 15 months. For 12 kg will have to give a little more than 4 000 p.
  • 1st Choice "Puppy Sensitive & Coat All Breeds". It is made for young dogs that are prone to allergies. A pack of 14 kg costs 4,800 - 5,500 p.

The dosage of each feed is individual. Her point on the package. You can slightly reduce or increase the volume, based on the appetite of the puppy - whether he eats or remains hungry.

Vitamin supplements

Vitamin and mineral complexes are an integral part of the puppy's diet. If the finished feed already contains all the necessary elements, then when feeding with natural products it is impossible to completely balance the diet.

Therefore, the kids, "Germans" are given:

  • food yeast - drink 2 weeks, then take a break,
  • fish oil or oil vitamins A, E, D - 3 drops at a time in autumn and winter,
  • bone meal - 1 tsp. 2 - 3 times a week
  • pharmacy sulfur - on a pinch every day for 2 - 3 weeks, then you need a break.

The diet of German shepherds, unlike other large breeds, almost eliminates the feeding in the form of calcium. It is administered very carefully - an excess amount of mineral leads to pathological changes in the bones.

There are also special complexes that contain all the necessary substances. The best firms are considered "Biorhythm", "8in1", "Beaphar", "Kanvit", "Nutri-Vet".

It does not matter what type of food - natural or dry - the owner chooses for a German Shepherd puppy. Главное не смешивать их и следить, чтобы меню было сбалансированным и содержало только полезные продукты.

Большинство владельцев предпочитают натуральное кормление. Оно трудозатратнее, но обходится дешевле готовой продукции. Сухой же корм прост в использовании, его можно взять в поездку. And if necessary, the dog can be gradually transferred from one type of diet to another.

Why is it worth replacing milk with cottage cheese at this age?

From the age of 3 months, the gastrointestinal tract in dogs is sufficiently formed, and the baby's body no longer needs to receive milk sugar (lactose) in the amount that it needed from birth.

The two-month puppy of the German Shepherd also practically does not need “pure” milk as such. At this age, casein is more important to him - fermented milk protein contained in yogurt and curd. The nutritional value of casein is significantly higher than that of lactose.

So, a puppy's diet in 2 months must necessarily include dairy products that can give the growing BUT mineral substances for the timely strengthening and further formation of bone tissue.

More casein is found in cottage cheese than in milk.

In addition to casein and minerals, the composition of dairy products includes a number of amino acids that support healthy liver cells.

Especially a lot of casein, amino acids and trace elements in cottage cheese!

Lactic acid bacteria improve and normalize the activity of the gastrointestinal tract of the German Shepherd puppy, left without the care of the mother.

Please note! For the younger generation of German shepherds, the correct work of the gastrointestinal tract is the basis for the full development of a puppy in an excellent working dog.

And this basis is extremely susceptible to disruptions in the process of growth, if the baby has not received immunity with mother's milk. Weak digestive tract - almost guaranteed lagging of a puppy BUT according to the main characteristics of GROWTH-WES, which will inevitably affect its further development and health.

What to do if your “German” is only 8 weeks old and you are under the obligation to nestle this miracle? First of all - to ensure proper feeding!

German Shepherd puppy feeding at 2 months

A conscientious breeder will definitely tell you what was used for feeding and what quantity of which products were used. Highly costly or complex rations are not popular with breeders or with German shepherd puppy owners. Complicated rations are fraught with the fact that they are observed by the new owner only for a short time and then “disappear”, which may adversely affect the development of the shepherd dog.

The optimal diet should be simple to perform, not frighten by the abundance of hard-to-reach or super expensive components, and at the same time be balanced and nutritious.

It is best to take the breeder's diet as a basis (at least for 2 weeks!), And gradually transfer the puppy BUT to more convenient feed for you, so that from two months to six he will completely switch to a new diet, bypassing stressful situations with the digestive tract.

Separation with odnopomёtnikami, unusual situation and a new person nearby - enough traumatic circumstances for the caudate crumbs to aggravate them more and indigestion from unusual food.

Meat and offal

The German Shepherd is a carnivorous beast, so meat protein components should make up the bulk of the diet. An adult should eat at least 600-800 g., Meat per day, and a puppy should eat at least 160 g if it weighs 8 kg. The calculation is simple: at least 20 g., Per 1 kg of “live” weight of a shepherd dog.

However, in reality, a puppy needs more meat in 2 months.

Offal must undergo heat treatment

The need of the body of the German Shepherd in proteins directly depends on the stage of its development and physical activity. If an adult dog leading a sedentary lifestyle (aviary, city apartment, where free range is limited) will be enough for 18-20% of meat from the daily ration, then a puppy of such a large breed as a “German” who grows and develops very rapidly, the percentage of meat protein should be increased by 2 times. With a complete rejection of milk after 8 weeks - in 2.5 months.

Fortunately for the owners, puppies eagerly eat tripe (scar, heart, lung, liver, kidneys, throat). Conditions of feeding - compulsory heat treatment of sliced ​​by-products. It is not necessary to boil them, it is enough to scald with boiling water pre-washed parts of the giblets.

Be careful with the liver! It should be given no more than 1 time per week and not more than 50 g, per day - a strong laxative effect.

Offal is required for a third more than meat, and the meat itself is easily replaced with a fowl and trimmed with a small amount of animal fat.

A few words about meat and bone broth

On broths as a supporting food for dogs (from 2 months and later) lately there are many complaints. Apparently, the inability to make a healthy broth from the bones affects it. It is impossible to refuse such a useful product for a growing shepherd! Cooking on low heat from bones and connective tissue contains:

  • calcium and potassium,
  • magnesium and phosphorus,
  • zinc and iron
  • manganese and selenium,
  • boron and bromides,
  • vitamins K-2 and A,
  • omega acids,
  • glycine, proline and arginine,
  • chondroitin and glucosamine.

Collagen, which is massively contained in raw bones, during long cooking turns into broth and saturates it with animal gelatin. Gelatin is the most important building material for bones, joints and tendons. The severity of a German Shepherd puppy increases with each passing day, and, with a lack of building matter, the baby’s skeleton can be deformed.

The remaining nutrients the body of a 2-month-old puppy will gladly use to build connective tissue, while arginine with chondroitin will protect and heal the gastrointestinal mucosa.

It is necessary to boil the healing liquid correctly: for 2 kg of meat and bone product - 4 liters of water.

Do not let the broth boil! It should languish for at least 4-6 hours under the lid. After that, it should be cooled and be sure to remove a layer of fat from the surface of the broth.

Ready broth is used for soaking biscuits, cultivating steep porridges and just for drinking a puppy, if the traditional diet is not enough. Shelf life in the refrigerator - 5 days.

Attempts to substitute meat protein for cottage cheese or an egg will have disastrous consequences for the puppy's organism BUT, but feeding the German Shepherd Dog and its children exclusively with meat is also a crime.

Cereals and carbohydrates

Without the ingestion of carbohydrates in the correct diet for a 2-month-old German Shepherd will not work, as carbohydrates are the main product for the balanced metabolism of fats and proteins. Due to this exchange in the body, but formed enzymes and secrets, mucus and hormones:

  • up to 3 months, buckwheat groats in babies are banned, so porridge will have to be cooked from two to three cereals. And the main cereal will be rice,
  • From 2.5 months, shepherds can gradually add buckwheat to the rice chopper (buckwheat) or buckwheat flakes,
  • By the 4th month, this pair of cereals will be the main composition of cereals for the German shepherd: rice + buckwheat,
  • semolina can hurt a puppy only if he likes to eat, and is prone to overeating,
  • oatmeal is a traditional cereal for maintaining health, but it should be fed only in a pressed form - Hercules,
  • pearl barley will be useful for the diet, when in 2-3 months the puppy has gained too much weight,
  • corn, pasta, white flour bread are not included in the puppy's food, either 2 months old or older,
  • rye breadcrumbs can be.

Cellulose is a complex carbohydrate, which is also necessary for German shepherd puppies, although it is only 15-20% absorbed by their bodies. It is necessary for enhancing gastrointestinal peristalsis and normalizes digestion.

Present in all fruits and vegetables.

While it’s too early to talk about cabbage and potatoes in the puppy’s menu, the most affordable healthy fiber is raw carrots, apples and raspberries. In addition, this fiber contains a lot of readily available for the body of fat-soluble vitamin.

Dry and canned food

The exact nutritional value of natural food at home with all the effort it is difficult to determine. The canned food and ready-made dry food specially developed for different breeds and ages of dogs will help the owner of the puppy of the German shepherd. Such food is good nutrition for a puppy of a German shepherd, balanced and excluding the introduction of additional products or vitamin and mineral supplements to the puppy’s menu. Ready-made rations of premium feed and semi-wetted holistic feeds fully meet the needs of puppies from different ages, although they are not cheap.

Premium dry food contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals.

Most babies eagerly eat dry food, and they like ready-made canned dog food. Sublimated feeds are often called “drying for the lazy.” Once properly selected diet saves owners from the hassle of cooking.

When feeding BUT with dry and canned feed, one should first of all be guided by the behavior of the puppy before and after eating and its appearance, and not on the table of the approximate amount of feed given by the manufacturer. Lack of food or its oversupply can adversely affect the health of your pet. Is the puppy losing weight? - Add a diet! Is getting fat? - Trim! The number of daily feedings should remain too - 4.

Feed change

Many owners practice a periodic change of dry and wet food with natural food: giving completely natural food on one day, the next day from the package. The explanation is simple: "So the puppy eats better and his appetite does not decrease!"
Others advise you to add canned food to your puppy porridge ...

There are many options for combining the “drying” and natures of the product, but using such a diet can only be done under the control of an experienced cynologist, if there are medical indications for such a diet.

What should be the diet, the approximate menu for the day

Since from two months a puppy is transferred to 4 meals a day, the approximate daily ration (how much a puppy should eat per day) on natural products will be as follows.

Cereal cereal + milk mixture or broth + cottage cheese (kefir, sour milk, etc.) + an apple with a peel, ground in a blender, finely grated, raw carrots + 1 tsp. beer or food yeast. Total - 2 coffee cups.

Meat products, cut into pieces (useful for the development of jaws, chewing muscles and neck muscles) + broth from 1 tsp. flour from seaweed or calcium carbonate (chalk). Total - no more than 250 g.


2 coffee cups swollen in the broth of the biscuits for puppies.

Raw meat products (the puppy will sleep better) + broth or mixture. Total - 1.5-2 coffee cups.

To be sure of sufficient quantities of necessary substances, it is enough to prick Gamavit (a means of complex action on biological processes with a wide content of vitamin and minerals) once every 10 days or to give phyto-calceum.

What not to give a puppy

Passing the old postulate, about the negative impact of food from the human table, it can once again be noted that shepherd dog and two months and two years can not be:

  1. Smoked, salted, spicy, pickled, seasoned.
  2. Additional drugs not prescribed by a veterinarian (especially calcium!).
  3. Various sweets and baking. Chocolate is a poison for the liver and pancreas.
  4. Pereselivat or nedosalivat food. Norm of salt for a puppy at 2 months - 3 g., Per day.
  5. Pork and fat mutton. Later, lean lamb will be possible.
  6. Legumes and raw vegetables (except carrots).
  7. Tubular bones.
  8. Coffee and alcohol (including medicines).
  9. Raisins and grapes.
  10. Spoiled products.

His future literally depends on how many times your pet eats and what it eats. A healthy puppy of a German shepherd should gain at least 5 kg in a month, while remaining mobile, curious and ready to gladly carry out the tasks of the owner.

It is difficult to achieve obedience from a starving, sick or obese child of the German Shepherd Dog!

Basics of proper care

Caring for a dog must begin with your first common day. It should immediately prohibit doing what, in your opinion, do not desirable. For example, go to bed or sofa. It is necessary to isolate from the animal all the things that it can nibble. Remove the wires, close the doors to those rooms in which your baby should not stick his curious nose. Caring for a pet includes not only continuous attention, but also the observance of certain conditions for its normal existence in each year of its life.

The care and maintenance of your pet includes the following basic points:

Content area

The most suitable place to live such a dog, like a German shepherd, is undoubtedly a street where the kid can get enough fun in the fresh air. A private house is best suited for this purpose. For comfort, it is worthwhile to build a sturdy aviary with a wooden floor, with a roof and a comfortable booth. All this will reliably protect the German from climatic conditions. If you live in an apartment, then, of course, you can perfectly care for your pet there, making a beautiful place.

It should not be on the aisle, where a draft is possible, near the doors and heating devices. In the bathroom or in the kitchen, too, the dog should not sleep. Choosing a decent corner, you need to lay there a special mat or mattress, which, ideally, it is best to put on a pillowcase. It is very convenient for maintaining cleanliness of the bed. Prepare some pillowcases to change and wash them in time.

Prepare for the fact that at first your beloved child will do his dirty work at home, because while he still can not tolerate. Gradually it is necessary to teach to relieve the need for a walk, immediately after feeding or sleeping. Always encourage your dog to enjoy a tasty slice of his favorite delicacy as soon as he does a wet job. Thanks to your efforts, by half a year the shepherd will learn how to relieve need only in the yard.

The first days a puppy may whine loudly, missing his mother and former home. Therefore, do not leave it in a dark closed room or tied. Try to calm him down with sweet words, give a toy. But it will be unnecessarily constantly stroking or squeezing the baby: so there is a risk of inculcating unnecessary qualities.

Hiking on the street

Sheepdog just needed stable long walks. You can start walking your pet only after all the vaccinations. As mentioned above, the best option for a dog is life on the street, where there is a constant opportunity to run freely in the open. If there is no such option, and you live in an apartment, then you need to take your pet for a walk every day, gradually increasing the hike time. It is best to take walks in the daytime to take advantage of the natural ultraviolet rays of the sun.

The first walks should be short, five minutes will be enough. At the age of two months, the hikes increase to half an hour, whereas in 6–10 months it is necessary to devote two to three hours to the festivities. From two months you can accustom the dog to the leash. As long as the baby is small, physical exertion is contraindicated to him, as he himself runs, it will immediately become clear that it is time to go home. When the pet becomes older, it will be very good for psychological development, if it communicates with other purebred dogs in specially designated places. But it is impossible to admit to stray dogs - the risk of disease is high.

Now consider the hygiene of the German Shepherd.


The eyes are clear, without discharge, with a clear look. Worry is necessary when your dog has inflammation or redness, unnatural tearing, if it blinks often. With these symptoms, you should immediately contact the veterinarian or use special eye drops. You can also soak a cotton swab in chamomile infusion and wash them with eyes.

Teeth should be brushed once every three months with a special tooth powder. At pet stores you can also purchase special bones based on fluoride. Also, artificial bones made of leather that will cope with cleaning fangs and massage your pet's jaws are suitable for this purpose.

Ears are cleaned once a month. This can be done as a tampon, and special-purpose tools. Be careful when watching the ears of your baby. They contain a small amount of sulfur, odorless. If redness, wet discharges are visible, a bad smell is felt, the pet is scratching its ear, shakes its head - this means that there is inflammation. Do not hesitate and consult a doctor.

Wool should be combed once a week with a special comb. We advise you to wash your dog three times a year, except for winter, using specialized dog hygiene products. After each walk, wash your pet with plain water, if there is no particular pollution - wash only your paws. After the bath, wipe the animal's fur well. After the bath try to protect the dog from drafts.

Healthy claws do not exfoliate, do not crumble, dark shade. If the kid didn’t do it himself, they need to be cut with special guillotine scissors.

Now let's take a closer look at how to feed a puppy of a German purebred shepherd.

Basics of proper nutrition

With regular and normal feeding, you can grow a healthy dog. A diet that contains all the necessary vitamins and trace elements helps to maintain a good physical condition and longevity of your pet. Metabolism in a puppy is significantly accelerated than in an adult dog, but the ventricle is small. Поэтому стоит проводить кормления малыша часто, но маленькими порциями.

Щенки немецкой овчарки едят из посуды, прикрепленной к особой подставке для собак. Миски находятся на уровне груди, собака во время приема пищи опускает только морду. С ростом питомца необходимо поднимать высоту подставки. Это необходимость нужна, чтобы позвоночник, суставы передних ног и шея не искривлялись во время кормления.

While the pet is eating, try to fix its stance: place the hind legs so that the hock joints form an angle of 90 degrees, and the front legs should be parallel with each other. It is advisable to have nickel-plated bowls, one of which, with water, should always and change the drink in it should be about three times a day. Make the temperature of the food barely warm. As the kid finishes eating, wipe his face with a clean cloth.

There are two types of dog feeding:

  • traditional
  • canned, dry food.

The first year in the life of a puppy proper nutrition plays a huge role, watch the balance of the diet. The order of weight gain competently follow. Of course, it is much better to prepare the puppy for the food itself rather than buying ready-made feeds, but which one didn’t choose the system for food, remember that each dog is individual, with its own preferences. It is possible to switch from feed to fresh products and vice versa, but you should not mix them up. Trace your pet before you make the final ration.

There are several rules when making the right diet:

  • follow the diet
  • one meat is not good nutrition,
  • an overdose of vitamins A, D, calcium leads to a twisting of the intestines,
  • in the daily protein intake, there should be 30% of the main complementary foods in order for the muscles and skeleton to develop,
  • can not overfeed puppy.

The first week of living in your house, the puppy needs to be fed with the supplement that he ate with the former owner, otherwise the stomach may be upset. One serving is needed so that the baby eats everything and licked the bowl. If he continues to stand near the dishes, then the food was not enough. Do not immediately give an increase, the pet can get used to beg for snacks, it is better to wait until the next time. Depending on the time of your ascent, the first feeding is necessary, but not later than 7 am. The last feed should be given at 10 pm.

From birth to six months puppy development is more intense, respectively, the high calorie content of daily food also increases. In two months it is desirable for the baby to give a small amount of cartilage or raw bones, because the purebred German is still a predator. In order not to kill the appetite, it is necessary to give bones after the main feeding. In this dish a large amount of minerals. If the pet does not eat the bones badly, then they are of poor quality or the baby's teeth hurt. After six months in the next 10 months, development levels off, the need for complementary foods increases. At 16 months, the shepherd becomes an adult, the amount of food laid on the day slightly decreases, and the regime remains so until the end.

Eating a puppy should be frequent, with the following frequency:

  • up to 2 months - 6 times a day,
  • from 2 to 4 months - 5 times,
  • from 4 to 6 months - 4 times,
  • from 6 to 10 months - 3 times,
  • after 10 months - 2 times.

Traditional food

Making a choice in favor of natural products, you choose the right approach to the diet. Let us examine in more detail the best way to feed your baby.

As mentioned above, a third of the feed should consist of protein food. This meat, mostly raw, eggs, dairy products. When feeding a puppy with cereals alone, a good dog cannot be raised. In addition to protein, the diet also includes carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, fiber, and minerals.

Meat must be given in raw form daily, finely chopped beforehand. Giving the stuffing is a bad option; if the baby eats it, the stomach will not digest. Thanks to such meat, the pet grows healthy and strong, it is the best material for building muscles and bones. It is necessary to start feeding with meat from 50 grams to a month, 100 grams are given per month, 200 grams in two, 200 grams in three, and so on. The daily rate is best divided into three to four times. From meat it is recommended to give the following options: veal, beef, horsemeat. Fat is best cut off, it is possible digestive upset. Pork is impossible!

Offal begins to give the puppy at four months three times a week. Although the baby eats them well, they will not replace meat. The liver is given only in boiled form, in order to avoid the ingress of worms into the dog's body. In addition to being easily absorbed and rich in vitamins A, B2, B12, nicotinic acid, iron, zinc, copper, the liver also has high dietary properties. Udder, lungs, heart, kidneys, scar, spleen begin to give from six months. May contain such useful elements as vitamins A, B, calcium, mineral substances.

Avian offal, such as skin and entrails, has high energy value. Tubular pig and bird bones should not be given to sheepdogs altogether - the dog may choke. In addition, sharp fragments of such bones can injure the esophagus.

Eggs - a nutritious product, it is enough to give them once a week in the amount of two pieces. In the food are only raw yolks, which can be mixed with cereal. Raw proteins are not digested. They can also be served as an omelet.

Milk products. The first place we give cottage cheese with a high content of calcium. 350 grams daily will be enough. The cooled curd is mixed with whey and served in a mushy form. Then go yogurt and kefir, which have a good effect on digestion. It is best to give a goat or cow's milk in unboiled daily.

Fish is rich in substances such as vitamins, trace elements and minerals. Serve only in boiled form, without bones, twice a week. But you have to be extremely careful when giving the fish a puppy, as freshwater species can be infected with tapeworms. We advise you to give fish after a year. Squids are very useful for improving the properties of wool containing vitamins B6, PP, B12, B2.

Dairy, animal, vegetable fats are an integral part of the pet's diet. They are based on vitamins and fatty acids, due to which the healthy growth of the baby occurs and the immunity increases. If you have cooked lean food, be sure to add butter or fat to it. Daily rate: 2 grams per kilogram of weight. Up to three months, 10–15 grams will suffice; from 3 to a year, 20–30 grams should be given.

Carbohydrates in some cases can replace fats, giving the puppy energy for growth and proper bowel function. They are found in sugar, plant fiber, and starch. Enough 10 - 15 grams of carbohydrates per 1 kilogram of weight.

Bread and cereals are not the main food, so they are used in small quantities. From cereals give preference to rice, millet, buckwheat, boiling them in the form of porridge with the addition of vegetables. Hercules is given after six months. 250 - 300 grams is enough to give daily. Bread is given gray or rye in small portions in the form of crackers soaked in low-fat broth.

Legumes are better not to give a shepherd, she eats them badly.

Vegetables can be given in a grated form, making salads with a small addition of vegetable oil. For vitamin feed boiled pumpkin with porridge is well suited. Stewed vegetables are well digested by the stomach. It is advisable to periodically give the kid tomatoes, which he eats with pleasure, especially in winter, they do an excellent job with cleaning the teeth from plaque. To prevent worms, add a clove of garlic to your pet. But the best potato to eat is raw.

Herbs are an excellent vitamin bait. Of all the herbs it is better to abandon sorrel - it causes acute gastritis.

Fruits and berries are perfect for the diet, the training to which must begin at an early age. But give up grapes and citrus.

Mineral supplements should be in the diet every day so that the baby looks good. Drug sulfur can be given a pinch along with meat to improve the quality of wool, sea kale influences the color well, due to its high iodine content. Eggshell contains calcium, it is necessary to apply in powder form from 1.5 months to 0.5 teaspoon per day, increasing the dose to one teaspoon three times a day to four months. Meat and bone meal should be added to the puppy soup 2 times a week. When shepherd grows up, put this flour in a separate bowl next to the water so that she can eat it whenever she wants.

It is not advisable to give sweets, because of them the baby does not eat well. Want to pamper a puppy - better give him a cheese or raw potatoes.

Follow the right diet. Be careful when caring for your pet. Giving in food a new lure, observe the state of the digestive system and possible allergic reactions. Snacking between main feeds is not desirable. The puppy should eat in a quiet calm atmosphere so that nothing distracts him from eating. This is necessary for the excellent absorption of feed.

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