How to feed a puppy
Special attention should be paid to feeding the puppy in the first year of his life. It was at this time formed its bones, teeth, coat, OST, scent. From the lack of full products developing rickets, formed the wrong size paws, the coat becomes dull and ceases to Shine.
For dogs the same size or the same breed can not be recommended the same amount of food. The need for food depends on the pet’s activity, ambient temperature, characteristics of metabolism.
How many times to feed a puppy? From 1.5 to 2 months puppies are fed 6 times a day every 3 hours, in 2-3 months the portions increase and the number of feedings reduce to 5 times.
At 4-5 months of age feeding make 4 times a day, in 6-7-month – 3 times a day, after 12-14 months – 2 times a day. After eating a bowl should be removed, leaving only the container with the fresh water.
The diet of a puppy Dog, “properly” feed full of energy and cheerfulness. It is impossible to overfeed. The phlegm, lethargy on walks, and reluctance to run in the absence of obvious signs of disease can be the result of overfeeding.
Dry coat with dandruff means that you must add in food and vegetable oil.
The most nutritious food for dogs mjasoprodukty meat waste. They are digested faster and easier. However, feeding one meat may destroy the dog. Once a week half-dose of meat products is useful to feed with raw. Raw can give only fresh meat! When cooked, they lose up to 60% of the b vitamins, chlorides and phosphates. Meat waste from the intestines and stomach is fed only cooked because of the possibility of finding in them of pathogenic bacteria.
It is not recommended to give the pet a very fatty meat, especially pork. Often in pork than in other meats contains trichina and Finns.
Once a week in the diet useful to introduce the raw ocean fish. It has a lot of easily digestible protein, phosphorus, vitamin A, iodine, bone meal. Should not be given in feed raw river fish, as the animal may be infected with worms or tapeworm.
Meat and fish fed the dog slices, not chopped. The pieces dissolve in your stomach completely, and the stuffing takes place in the half-digested intestines, causing indigestion, besides developing malocclusion.
The dog will not damage raw bones scalded in a small amount (excluding any bone). They should be included in the diet in reasonable amounts. If bones in the diet of many, they can cause blockage of the stomach, and even obstruction. Excess solid bones prematurely destroys the teeth.
Not necessary to include in the diet of dog’s milk. Despite the fact that milk has calcium and phosphorus, it can cause digestive disorders.
Once a week along with feed you give the dog a raw egg. Eggs in raw form is useful for patients, recovering dogs and producers before binding.
Dogs are very useful raw vegetables should be pureed. But in addition to pureed vegetables, the dog should be given and not wiped. It does not matter that some of them are not absorbed by the body. When the dog eats the whole Apple, cabbage, carrot, it cleans and removes the yellow tinge from the teeth. For raw vegetables, fruits, berries and meat puppy is useful to teach from an early age and subsequently give them regularly, so the dog was not unaccustomed to these valuable fodders.
Potatoes give in limited quantities and only boiled. In moderation give fruits and berries. Dog contraindicated sweets of all kinds, cakes that cause itching and fur loss, hot spices.
What to give your puppy? Daily ration of the puppy should include glycerophosphate, calcium gluconate, phytin, ordinary white chalk, a teaspoon of fish oil, shredded (preferably in a coffee grinder) egg shell.
With 5 months of age the amount of fish oil you need to increase up to one tablespoon per day. Once a day add in food, pharmacy sulphur on the tip of a knife. Next to the bowl to feed put a plate of pieces of chalk and dry beer yeast. From 2 months of age occasionally useful, but is limited to give the crude cartilage. 4-5 months – soft beef or veal bones.