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Perhaps this is one of the first dilemmas - choose dry rations or feeding with natural food. By the way, veterinarians still do not have a common opinion, which is the best option. You can take into account the opinion of the doctor, the breeder where the baby was purchased, and evaluate all the pros and cons of both types of feeding. The positive aspects of production rations include the following:

  • most dogs eat dry food, even picky ones
  • manufacturers produce different product lines, and there is an opportunity you can choose a more suitable one, even if the dog has any diseases or he suffers from food allergies,
  • it is very simple to determine the size of a portion and measure it,
  • dry food can be stored for a long time without a refrigerator, so they can be purchased in bulk, this is especially important if the pet is large or several,
  • no need to waste time on cooking
  • ready-made dry rations - this is the cleanest form of feeding, when neither doggie nor things around you get dirty,
  • high-quality feed as balanced as possible and contain everything you need, so additional supplementation and fertilizing is not required.

Despite the large number of advantages, there are some disadvantages of this type of feeding:

  • the composition of the feed is precisely known only by the producers,
  • high-quality food is quite expensive
  • cheap rations are affordable, but their composition is not perfect, they contain more vegetable components, artificial additives, flavor enhancers, flavors, etc. are allowed.

When choosing, you should not focus on the well-known brand and advertising; it is best to listen to the advice of a veterinarian and a breeder. Rations consisting of natural products also have advantages:

  • the owner knows exactly what his puppy is eating,
  • have confidence in the freshness of the cooked dish,
  • in the diet there are no various additives - preservatives, dyes, etc.,
  • Doggie gets natural protein and fiber.

Before you give preference to this type of feeding, the owners must take into account the negative nuances:

  • food will have to be cooked, if not every day, then every other day for sure
  • food is stored for long and only in the refrigerator,
  • everything the dog hasn't eaten is thrown away
  • if a pet eats a stale food that has been standing in a bowl for a long time, then you should expect signs of poisoning, so it is important to ensure that the pet eats everything at once,
  • puppies do not always eat carefully, so not only the pet's face, but also everything around the feeding place can be smeared in the porridge,
  • it is difficult to balance and dose the daily portion,
  • with natural feeding, the pet will periodically need vitamin and mineral supplements.

Another caveat - to transfer a pet from natural food to dry food is not difficult, but during the reverse process there may be difficulties - the pet may go on a hunger strike.

How many times a day do you need to feed a puppy

The smaller the baby, the more often he has to feed him. For example, a month-old baby should be given food 6-7 times a day, and from 10-12 months it is recommended to transfer it to an adult mode - 2 meals a day. The ideal time for the first feeding - from 6 to 8 in the morning, the last - from 19 to 22 hours. And the smaller the puppy, the earlier it needs to be given food in the morning and later in the evening. This will allow him in a good-natured mood to go to bed and not experience a strong hunger in the morning waiting for feeding.

In determining the feeding schedule, the individual characteristics of the breed and the doggie are taken into account, but, on average, it includes the following:

  • from one to two months - six to seven times a day with an interval of 3 hours between feedings,
  • from 2 to 4 months - five times feeding, the interval is extended to 4 hours,
  • from 4 months to half a year - four meals a day (one each - in the morning and evening, and 2 days),
  • from six months to 10 months - three meals a day (one day feeding is removed),
  • from 10 months up to one year old - two meals a day - morning and evening. In small breeds, the transfer to an adult diet occurs a little earlier, in large and giant ones, a bit later.

Experts do not recommend changing the number of feedings, if the baby is not ready for this. Usually the puppies themselves ignore one of the feedings, which is a signal to cancel. If the pet expects and shows with his whole appearance that he is hungry, do not deprive him of food.

Features of natural feeding

If in the case of dry rations everything is more or less clear, then with natural feeding there may be questions. What can be included in the diet of a small pet, and what should be avoided? Puppy menu from 1 to 3 months should include the following products:

  • cottage cheese (it is recommended to cook it yourself, adding calcium chloride),
  • milk and whey
  • low-fat dairy products - varenets, ryazhenka, kefir, yogurt,
  • Milk cereal - buckwheat, oatmeal,
  • pieces of boiled meat - beef, veal, lamb, rabbit,
  • stewed or raw vegetables, fruits - zucchini, carrots, apple, pear.

First of all, food for small puppies should be brought to a mushy state and over time include pieces of food in it. Porridge, vegetable stew can be seasoned with butter, vegetable oil. From 3 months they begin to give the pet raw meat, although it is recommended for some breeds from the first days. In order for the baby not to become infected with helminths, the meat should be frozen in the freezer, and thawed and scalded with boiling water before serving.

From 4 months in the diet you can include boiled eggs, a small amount of sour cream, sea fish. Chicken is an allergen, so you can try to give it to your pet for half a year, but be sure to monitor its condition. At the same time, you can give the dog offal, but only in boiled form.

From six months to 9 months the diet does not change too much, it must also be balanced and include all the necessary components. The main products are meat, offal - they make up at least 50% of the total diet.

Proper feeding is the key to a pet's health and longevity, and this issue must be approached with the utmost seriousness. A puppy should receive high-quality food and be sure to comply with the regime.

How to feed a puppy?

You want to know what it is possible and better to regale a little fluffy, so that he turns into a beautiful and healthy dog? Then we will try to delve into this difficult question. Experienced dog breeders do not consider this topic particularly problematic and feed the puppy so to speak "on the machine". But for the one who first started a dog, at the same time there is a million questions about nutrition and everything needs to be answered immediately, since the living being will not wait.

It is very important not to overfeed the puppy, breaking his stomach to incredible sizes. Regular overeating is just as bad for an animal as it is malnutrition. Dogs of large breeds, quickly gaining weight, have every chance to get problems with joints.

Then you learn how to feed your puppy, how to choose the right combination of products for the menu, and what products should be kept away from the dog.


How to feed a puppy with natural food?

The first thing that the owner of the dog must understand is that the products for her must always be fresh. After all, for ourselves, we do not buy meat a little cheaper and stuffed? The animal must be treated with the same responsibility as its child. Poisoning with poor-quality food is a frequent occurrence in domestic animals.

The dog at home is often fed natural products. It will cost a little cheaper than dry food, and the owner can always be confident in quality. But you should immediately prepare for the fact that now you are waiting for frequent and regular purchases, heavy bags and constant cooking, because at first the puppy eats very often. If you are not scared of this - let's look at the list of products that are required for a growing body of a dog of any breed.

Important! Never give the puppy products from your table - such food does not fit him, even if it is a fragrant borscht cooked with the soul.

So, for feeding a young dog, we need:

  1. Milk. A small puppy up to 4 months fed with milk. It is vital to a pet for normal growth and development. Milk is given in pure form or boiled porridge on it. But then the question arises - what kind of milk to feed? It is better if it is a goat, as it is very rarely allergic to it. But getting it is not always possible. Because fit cow, but not whole, but diluted, so as not to cause frustration in a puppy. Closer to 6 months, the amount of milk is reduced, and then removed at all, replacing it with sour milk.
  2. Dairy products. For good digestion, as well as for enriching the body with calcium, the young dog must be given a curd, kefir, low-fat sour cream. Not everyone knows that you can give a puppy serum, which contains a lot of nutrients, and it costs literally a penny. When the puppy grows up, the amount of fermented milk products will be much less - 2-3 times a week. Hard puppy is very useful for puppies, which are given in the form of rewards for success in training.
  3. Meat. His diet should be at least 40% or 20-30 grams per kilogram of weight. Meat is given in raw, frozen, boiled or scalded form. However, most of the time the puppy is fed with raw meat, as the dog is like no other a predator. It is allowed to feed the puppy chicken without the skin, turkey, veal, beef, horse meat. In addition to pure meat, puppy meat offal is very useful. Like meat they are given in a welded or raw form. It is very good to include a cow's stomach, udder, trachea, liver, kidneys in the diet of a growing dog. All meat products should be cut into small cubes, but not in the form of minced meat.
  1. A fish. Twice a week, the puppy should be given fish or seafood. These can be squids, shrimps, mackerel, hake, pollock. If there is confidence in the purity of the product, then it is not necessary to boil. But from the river fish is better to give up. In addition to the high risk of infection with helminths, there is a chance that the puppy will choke on the bone, as they are very small and it’s simply unrealistic to choose everything. Fish give instead of meat feeding.
  2. Vegetables. Every kid needs vitamins. Most of them are contained, of course, in vegetables. Gradually they are offered to the animal, mixing it with curd or porridge. You can rub them on a fine grater and give them fresh or stewed - so they are better absorbed without causing frustration. It is good for a puppy to give a pumpkin, carrot, zucchini, beet, and also add a little green - onion, parsley, spinach.
  1. Berries and fruits. Many dogs love fruit. But not all owners know if they can eat them. Definitely not to force the dog to eat what is useful if it does not want it. But if your dog with pleasure crunches an apple or collects fallen apricots and at the same time everything is fine with digestion - such a vitamin supplement is very useful. It is undesirable to give the puppy grapes and currants, which cause bloating and accumulation of harmful substances in the body. Be careful you have to be with stone fruits, which contain hydrocyanic acid in the composition, as well as with bananas - the puppy gets fat quickly from them.
  1. Cereals. Feed the puppy porridge necessarily. But it serves only as an addition to the basic milk and meat diet. In no case should the puppy eat only croup. Baby in the first months of cereal boiled in milk. It can be semolina, rice, buckwheat, oatmeal. It is necessary to watch how the dog transfers this or that product. If the buckwheat does not work out and the dog has a disorder from it, then this rump is excluded for some time.

Important! As an invaluable protein product, you can and should use egg yolks both in pure form and as an omelet twice a week, and it is better to give quail eggs.

How to feed a puppy with dry food?

To feed a growing up dog with natural food is cheaper, but the cooking process takes a lot of time. It is much easier to give your baby dry puppy food. It is properly balanced and there is no need for additional vitamins and minerals.

Feed there are three classes:

The latter two are recommended for dogs whose owners really care about their health. Let's find out which brands of puppy food are the most useful and popular:

Important! If you do not know what to feed the puppy best of all, and decided to transfer the baby from a naturalka to dry food, then this should be done gradually. The same applies to changing the brand of feed.

Please note that giving dry food to a puppy is better when soaked. To do this, half an hour before feeding the croutons pour warm water to swell. Never use broths for this - just clean water. On the package with feed specified standards for each age. Do not exceed them because of the risk of overdose of nutrients. Owners should be aware that dry food gives less than natural food due to its high concentration and caloric content.

Important! For those who give a puppy dry food there is good news - not the amount of bowel movements per day will be less than on natural. So that will also have to clean up less.

How many times a day to feed a puppy?

Babies need as many meals as their age provides. The smaller the puppy - the more often it needs to be fed. At about a month of age, puppies are allowed to feed themselves, gradually transferring them from feeding with milk to regular food.

Look at the approximate feeding plan for the day,

  • up to two months - 5-6 times,
  • from two to four - 4-5 times,
  • from four to six - 3-4 times,
  • from six to ten - 3 times,
  • from ten to a year - 2 times.

Keep in mind that at night, namely from 22.00 to 6.00, the puppy should have a break. He does not need to be fed even if the baby whines at night. Firstly, it is a bad habit, which will be fixed for the whole life, and secondly, the stomach needs rest, that is, the time when it is free from food. So that the puppy was not hungry, they feed him milk porridge or meat for the night.

Important! If for some reason you missed feeding, you can’t give double the rate next time. Feed your puppy the same way as usual to avoid overfeeding.

How to feed weekly puppies without a bitch?

Unfortunately, there are situations when the owner has to assume the role of the mother of puppies, feeding them artificially. To feed newborn puppies is not easy - it will have to devote all their time. Not sure how often you have to feed the babies? This will have to be done every two hours.

There are several options than to feed a puppy / puppies left without mother's milk:

  1. The easiest way to acquire the so-called "milk branch", which is sold in powder form in packages of different capacities. Selected ingredients as close as possible to the composition of the milk of a bitch.
  2. The second option - in the presence of cow or goat milk to make their own mixture for feeding puppies. To do this, per liter of milk take 3 yolks, a pinch of salt, a quarter teaspoon of vitamins (liquid) and a spoonful of corn oil. This mixture is brought to 35 ° C and soldered to puppies with the help of a bottle with a nipple. In this way, babies are fed up to three weeks, after which they gradually begin to inject chopped regular food.

How to feed a monthly puppy?

You are probably wondering at what age can you get a puppy? There is no consensus on this. Someone thinks that it is better early, but someone thinks that not earlier than 2-3 months, after the end of the vaccine quarantine. Professional breeders can start selling puppies after aktiki, that is, in 45 days.

However, if the puppy is sold without a document, then you can buy it before. The owners start selling young at the age of one month. At the same time, some of them are already feeding babies from three weeks, so that they themselves can eat from a bowl. Having brought the puppy into the house, you should prepare the necessary minimum of products per two or three days.

This list includes:

  • rice / buckwheat / oatmeal,
  • beef / chicken,
  • beef tripe or other offal
  • pumpkin / carrot,
  • cottage cheese and kefir,
  • milk and semolina.

In a month, babies need to be fed every three hours, each time offering a different meal. For example:

  • 6.00 - semolina,
  • 9.00 - oatmeal with carrots and meat,
  • 12.00 - cottage cheese with kefir,
  • 15.00 - rice porridge with vegetables and offal,
  • 18.00 - rice / buckwheat with meat and vegetables,
  • 21.00 - semolina porridge.

Please note that all ration dishes should be as crushed as possible, but not on a blender, as the dog needs to learn to chew food. At first, the meat is given in boiled form, but after a week it can already be given raw in two of three feedings. Food should be at room temperature or slightly higher, but not cold or hot.

Important! The amount of food for a monthly puppy per day is calculated based on the breed - the bigger the dog, the more food it needs.

What to feed a two-month puppy?

Dog in two months is very different from a month ago. And all thanks to the fact that he gets good nutrition. At this age, the baby for harmonious development requires all the same products as in the month, but in volume already twice as large.

Имейте в виду, что в два месяца щенок уже может пробовать морскую рыбу и морепродукты, но только если у него нет на нее аллергии. Молоко и молочная каша должна присутствовать в рационе минимум до четырех месяцев, однако его количество постепенно надо снижать, заменяя его мясными кормлениями.

Each owner of a small puppy will be helpful to know that most of the meat ration in two months is already given raw. But the pieces should not be large, since the baby still does not chew them, but swallows entirely and can choke. And besides, shredded food is better digested. But meat in the form of minced meat is not recommended, since it does not linger in the stomach and does not carry any nutritional value.

Do you know how many times to feed a puppy at the age of two months? The number of feeds is already reduced by one, that is, food is given already 5 times a day or every 4 hours.

Important! A two-month-old puppy who is bothered by itchy gums is allowed to give crackers of white or gray bread in small quantities.

What can not feed a puppy?

A puppy of any age, as well as an adult dog can not be fed cold food, as well as hot. In addition to this axiom, there is a list of products prohibited by puppies:

  • flour and bakery products,
  • sweets,
  • products that cause fermentation (legumes, cabbage, plums, grapes),
  • spices and spices
  • roast,
  • excess salt
  • sauces (ketchup, tomato, mayonnaise).

Important! Bones in a puppy's diet are not allowed. And not only chicken (tubular). Any bones, especially when boiled, only cause harm. Exception - broths on the bones and sugar bones for puppies as entertainment.

What else you need to know about feeding puppies?

The topic of feeding a puppy is inexhaustible. Scientists are constantly making various discoveries in this area, trying to protect our furry pets. Feeding a puppy should be approached responsibly, since at an early age there is a laying of the foundation for the health of the dog.


It is very important for babies on natural feeding to give various vitamins and trace elements as a food additive. After all, products can not fully meet all standards. But puppies receiving dry food, such an additive would be superfluous and even dangerous.

Important! In the autumn-winter period, puppies should be given fish oil with vitamins A and D for proper bone formation and prevention of rickets.

And lastly, many people are concerned about the need to salt the puppies. Here one should rely more on one's intuition, and not on the advice of the "experienced". The best option would be a pinch of salt once a day in some dish, for example, in porridge. But to salt the food for the dog for yourself is definitely not worth it, as well as completely deprive the pet of salt. In small quantities, all living things need it for water-salt balance.

Feeding a puppy: the norm and products

The rate of feeding a puppy depends on its breed, characteristics of the body and even character. It is very important to correctly determine the optimal volume. Malnutrition will slow down the development of the body, and the use of too large portions will lead to problems in the dog's digestive and even cardiovascular system.

The required amount of feed can be calculated by the pet's body weight. The size of the daily rate of feeding a puppy to six months averages 7% of its weight. After he turns 6 months, the volume of food per day is reduced to 3-4% by weight.

It may happen that the dog will refuse the offered food. It is necessary to observe her: perhaps she is simply full. Or a pet does not like a certain type of food. This is normal. Some dogs do not cause appetite, for example, dairy products, because their bodies do not tolerate the lactose of cow's milk. But if the refusals of food intake have become regular lately, then the pet needs to be shown to the vet sooner.

Basic food for puppy:

  • meat and offal,
  • milk products,
  • cereals,
  • vegetables,
  • a fish,
  • special dry food,
  • useful supplements.

The rate of feeding a puppy can be determined and empirically: just watch the baby. If, after eating, he diligently licks the bowl, then the pet is left hungry, and you need to revise the schedule and the amount of its food. If the food is not eaten, the dog is given too much food.

How often to feed

In order for the dog to receive the required amount of nutrients per day, it is necessary to make a nutrition schedule correctly. The frequency of feeding a puppy is directly dependent on its age. The younger the pet, the more often it should eat in small portions. As they grow older, the number of feed intake is reduced, and their volume is increased. All this helps to break the daily ration into optimal parts.

Diet depending on age is presented on the table of feeding a puppy:

Age in months

Number of feedings

Feeding time, hours


The meal hours can vary slightly, but they should be permanent. When setting up a feeding schedule, you should take into account your own regime in order to be able to regularly feed the dog on a schedule (you can share this duty with the household). A puppy does not have to eat chaotically, when the owner is free - this can lead to indigestion. Yes, and go to the toilet on the street, the pet gets used at a certain time, so it needs to be walked 20 minutes after feeding.

Up to 3 months

Up to three months, when the puppy is still very small, he has an acute need for calcium. This element is necessary for the growth of the skeleton. Therefore, daily ration should consist of 40–50% of dairy products. It can be cottage cheese, sour cream or kefir. But fruit yogurt and other “milk” with dyes and additives is better not to use.

At the same age, the puppy also needs meat, part of which in the diet should be about 40% per day. It is preferable to choose raw beef or boiled poultry. But fatty pork will not benefit. Stuffing is also poorly absorbed in the stomach, because it sticks together in lumps. The remaining 10–20% in the diet are vegetables and cereals.

After 3 months

As the pet grows up, its diet will change. It is necessary to gradually increase the amount of meat and reduce the consumption of dairy products. After the puppy reaches 3 months, he should eat 50–70% of meat per day, and in 4 months it is already allowed to eat offal. It is about the lungs, the heart, the spleen and the very healthy liver. Also, from this age, they start to treat the baby with fish, preferably sea fish. Now dairy products make up only 20–30% per day of the entire diet, and the number of vegetables and cereals remains the same.

If a dry food was chosen for the pet, then you need to buy special types of it with a note about the appropriate age. Its label indicates when and how much to give it. True, experienced dog breeders prefer natural products for their pets.

Option of feeding a puppy from 1 to 3 months:

  • 7-00: cottage cheese, diluted with sour cream (milk can also be used) / porridge with milk / buckwheat,
  • 10-00: porridge, cooked with pieces of meat and carrots,
  • 13-00: any dairy products,
  • 16-00: meat porridge with the addition of vegetables,
  • 19-00: dairy products or oatmeal with milk with the addition of your favorite fruits or berries,
  • 22-00: a portion of raw meat (it provides a good sleep).

The owner of the puppy needs to know that raw meat must be in the freezer for at least 3 days before eating, and before feeding it should be doused with boiling water. This will help kill possible bacteria and parasites. Also, eggs (boiled or raw) should be included in the meal schedule: they should be given 2-3 times a week.

Approximate daily ration of the dog at the age of 7 months:

• 7-00: cottage cheese, mixed with sour cream or milk, or porridge with milk,
• 14-00: buckwheat porridge with meat and vegetables,
• 21-00 piece of raw meat or fish.

Diet for each puppy is individual. It is necessary to make it according to his personal preferences, but you should not pamper your pet. Proper feeding time, volume of food and the necessary products will help grow a dog with excellent health.

General rules

Regardless of the schedule of feeding the puppy and the food plan, you should follow some rules:

  • A bowl filled with food should be given no more than 15 minutes and then removed. This will help to quickly establish the regime and discipline the pet. At the same time, it is not necessary to clean the bowl with water.
  • For the same reason, feeding should occur at a specific time.
  • With the introduction of a new product, it must be given first in small portions.
  • After eating, the pet needs to rest for about an hour, after which he can start active games.
  • It is forbidden to alternate between dry and natural food.
  • The feeding schedule provides fasting days 1 - 2 times a month.
  • In the daily diet, you can enter various additives, for example, chalk or fish oil.

Not only heredity affects the health and development, but also the puppy's feeding regime. Therefore, it is important to choose it in accordance with the age and individual characteristics of the pet.

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How many times a day feed a puppy. Rules of healthy eating

Beaten phrases about great responsibility for pets do not lose their relevance, however, they no longer make a proper impression on future owners. When deciding whether to purchase a puppy, many breeders do not even realize how important the care and proper nutrition of the dog is. To feed a dog exclusively with porridge "on the bones" or "on the table" is like harming one's health when believing in favor of drugs, but a person may seek help, and animals suffer in silence. To grow a healthy and full-fledged pet is not only a responsibility, it will take a lot of time, patience, moral and financial costs. There are two fundamental principles - nutrition and upbringing, let's look at the first one - how many times a day to feed a puppy and how to choose the right diet to raise a healthy dog.

What to feed a puppy after purchase

Чаще всего, оптимальный возраст передачи щенка от заводчика к будущему хозяину зависят от породы, точнее, от способности собаки питаться «взрослой» пищей. Традиционно, чем «универсальнее» порода, тем раньше щенок готов к переезду в новую семью. Щенка немецкой овчарки приобретают в возрасте 1 месяца, декоративные и мелкие породы выставляются на продажу к 2–3 месячному возрасту.

Be sure to find out what, how often and in what volume the puppies fed the puppy, moving to a new home is a lot of stress for the dog and you shouldn’t complicate the experience with unusual food. The first 7 days do not change anything, even if the puppy fed industrial food is not premium quality. After adaptation gradually, in small portions, let us introduce new products.

Do not forget from early childhood to teach an animal to eat vegetables, if a dog asks, give fruit. Offer your pet different foods - a slice of apple or a slice of raw carrots can be favorite treats. Husky puppies, German shepherds and other secondary service breeds, most often "omnivores." Avoid excessively sweet, spicy, salty, fatty foods and citrus.

Important! Decide in advance what will be the diet of the pet, the current opinion about the benefits of mixing natural and industrial feed - a myth. In emergency cases, the option is acceptable, but a "mixed" diet on an ongoing basis can harm the health of the dog.

Daily rate and frequency of feeding puppies

After the initial adaptation period, begin to build a schedule of feedings and walks. How many times a day to feed a month-old puppy depends on the needs and appetite, treat as a child - asks to eat 10 times a day for a teaspoon - feed and bear, 10-15 days and the pet will “enter regimen”. However, there are cynological norms, it does not matter whether natural or dry food is used by a pet, the number of feedings depends on age:

  • 1-2 months: 5-6 feedings.
  • 2–3 months: 4–5 feedings.
  • 3-4 months: 4–3 feedings.
  • 4–6 months: 3–2 feedings.
  • After 7 months - 2 feedings.

The calculation of the daily weight of the pet is carried out taking into account the norms of breed consumption in adulthood. To the daily rate of an adult dog, add the required number of percent and divide into portions:

  • + 10–15% at the age of 1 to 3 months.
  • + 20–30% at the age of 3 to 5 months.
  • + 40–50% at the age of 5 to 12 months.

Disputes about the choice of the method of feeding have a good reason. It is quite difficult to make a full-fledged natural diet, you need food supplements and vitamins. Feeding exclusively dry food requires adherence to a number of rules and considerable financial costs, however, there are reasons when the measure is forced:

  • Allergic dog.
  • Hereditary propensity to diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders or the absorption of vitamins.
  • The inability to feed the dog fully natural products.

How many times a day to feed a puppy with dry food depends on the caloric content and enrichment of the product. Usually, the package contains the daily allowance for large, medium and small dogs. Next, you need to focus on the saturation of the dog. Keep in mind that dry food increases in volume after ingestion. Make sure that the pet always has a bowl of water and do not rush to add the “additive”, wait 5–15 minutes, if the dog calms down - the portion is calculated correctly.

Important! Puppies are fed with special dry food of premium class, with nutritional value of 300–350 kcal / 100 g.

Natural feeding, how to make a full diet for a puppy

Adherents of natural feeding are not always aware of how difficult it is to competently make a dog's diet. It would seem that feeding a puppy with meat, eggs and dairy products is a guarantee of health and full development, but this is far from the truth.

Natural feeding implies:

  • The main part of the diet - porridge, consisting of an equal amount of cereals, vegetables and lean meat.
  • Up to 11-12 months, meat products should take up 50% of the diet.
  • A puppy of a Russian spaniel, dachshund, a greyhound and other workers and active should regularly use the jelly from boiled cartilage.
  • Many breeders recommend giving pets moslaki, especially during teething. However, excessive enthusiasm for bones can lead to a bite disorder or a curvature of the dentition. Ornamental breeds with a weak bite - chihuahua puppies, that terrier, pinscher are contraindicated in the “gliding” of moslasts.
  • Of cereals, it is permissible to use any species, except semolina. Most preferably - rice and buckwheat.
  • Only natural dairy products (non-store) are recommended. Very useful whole goat milk and yogurt. You can make homemade yoghurt with the help of purchased ferment. In 15 minutes, the milk and ampoule of calcium chloride are converted into cottage cheese.
  • Dogs with a congenital propensity for calcium deficiency, for example, Yorkshire Terrier puppies need more dairy products.
  • Eggs only in the form of an omelette, cooked without butter or boiled hard-boiled, no more than 3 times a week (allergy is possible).
  • Vegetables and fruits, preferably given raw, except for cabbage - only boiled or stewed.

Important! Do not give your puppy raw meat! The baby is still not able to fight the parasites that even the most selective beef can be infected with.

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