Often Should I Feed My Dog?
often becomes an important question asked by many
dog lovers and dog owners. If it is a puppy within
age of the first six weeks, the puppies need to
be given milk at the rate of five to seven times
per day. The puppy will make some sound if it wants
to feed in general.
the feeding frequency may be reduced when the dog
becomes six to eight weeks old. By the time the
dog assumes the age of four weeks, it may start
taking of some solid food. Hence, mix the solid
food with water in majority and feed your puppy
once or twice in the beginning and if the dog develops
some diarrhea, then delay the feeding.
of the times, it is due to trial and error but taking
some basic steps in feeding, so you need to watch
out. The feeding frequency may be changed to two
to three times after the assumption of age of eight
weeks. However, if the dog is seen hungry craving
for food, then provide food once than the estimated
numbers. This varies with different breeds of dogs.
avoid feeding too many times in this age group of
dogs. Around three months to six months of age,
the puppy will be teething. Hence, restrict the
feeding to two times only but the balanced type
of nutrition needs to be provided to the dogs of
this age group to avoid the deficiency based symptoms
six months to one year, try using puppy food that
is available commercially. However, from first year
onwards, the adult food may be given gradually.
However, when the dog becomes an elder dog, restrict
the frequency of feeding since the movements of
such adult dogs are highly reduced due to multiple
reasons. However, the pregnant animal may be fed
an extra time depending on the willingness of the
animal and restrict the quantity of the food but
without compromising on the quality of food.