Adopting a puppy is many dog enthusiasts’ dream come true however, people tend to overlook the fact that this comes with tremendous responsibility. Dog owners must keep their dogs healthy and feed them the best food. In order to do so, Owners must have the appropriate knowledge as to what’s good for their pups.
Feeding a puppy is different than feeding a grown dog since puppies are still developing organs so their diet varies that of a full grown dog. Up until 4 weeks, newborn pups only feed on their mother’s milk. After almost 4 weeks, the pups cannot get the sufficient calories from the milk. By this time owners have decided dog names and start calling their dogs using these dog names.
What to choose?
New dog owners can decide what to feed their pups by asking their veterinarian as to what he or she recommends. C.A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD from the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital says “In the first six months or so, the nutrient needs are changing very quickly. And, they leave the least margin for error.” Therefore it is paramount to know exactly what to feed your dog to keep him/her healthy. Keeping your dog healthy is also important for training when your dog is learning their dog name and hasn’t started responding to their dog name yet.
While your dog is training and learning their dog name, it is important to keep them well fed so they quickly get trained and learn their dog name in lesser time. Knowing how often to feed your dog is important and it is recommended to feed your dog 3 times during the first 6 months then twice after this period.
It is very important to develop a sense of responsibility to feed your dog the right food in order for the dog to grow healthy, get trained properly and to learn their dog name quickly while healthy.