Puppy Nutritional Needs
Nutrition is vital to support this amount of development and a wholesome diet includes:
- Protein: As an integral building block of muscle, skin, coat, organs and other tissues, a puppy will require abundant protein during this amount of growth.
- Calcium and Phosphorus: They are necessary ingredients for healthy bones and teeth and should be within the correct ratios to grow bones and teeth correctly.
- Omega Fatty Acids including Linoleic acid: This allows complete and balanced nutrition, promotes a wholesome immune system and assists in maintaining your puppy's skin and coat healthy.
Purina has specifically made food to offer a well-balanced puppy diet with the nutrition your puppy needs for a lengthy and exceptional life.
Do's and Don'ts
- Do follow the puppy feeding guidelines. One of many worst things you certainly can do is allow your puppy to become overweight, which includes serious health implications.
- Do mix new food in with the old over fourteen days once you change food. If you gradually increase the quantity of new food and decrease the quantity of old, you'll make the transition easier on your own puppy.
- Do feed your puppy at the same times every day and develop a routine. Feed young puppies 3 times per day, older puppies twice per day and once each day for adults.
Don't feed your puppy from the table. This adds calories and unneeded fat to a dog's diet and may make your puppy a fussy eater. Watch our video on food watch outs.