Dogs are the most popular pet category in the world. Because they can move with people in a friendly manner and especially they are highly trainable. As a owner of the pet or dog we also have a responsibility to take care of them.
Especially we have to be more careful about their feeding pattern. Most of them have the problem of “ how often should I feed my dog or puppy “. Because this point is very important to maintain the good health of the puppy or dog.
When we think about a new born puppy, it is always be with mother dog and their main food is the breast milk of mother dog because they are mammals. They get required nutrients and energy from the breast milk. For the first eight week they feed from mother.
In the first six to eight week we can start to feed puppy. It is necessary to feed puppy three to four times per day because they need to grow healthy and powerfully.
We need to give liquidize balanced diet. It means diet must be filled with proper amount of protein, calcium and calories.In my opinion is Start puppy feeding after 8 weeks. But make sure to meet veterinary doctor to get more advises.
Sometimes Touching new born puppy is harm full to them, So be Careful. Their eyes are not open until pass 4 to 4 weeks. Read article about When do puppies open their eyes?
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After the end of the eight weeks and till their death we should have to feed them twice a day. After the eight weeks their teeth become well developed and we can start to feed solid nutritional foods. Feeding twice a day means feed dogs once in the morning and once in the evening. This is a scheduled time table for a dog. We need to teach him this feeding schedule. It is really important to have a separate and clean plate or bowl to put food for your dog.
There is a way of providing food for them. Before that the quantity of food that we put on to their feeding plate / bowl is necessary. According to their age range we can change the quantity of food provides. We can leave the food plate on the floor for just ten minute and take it up whether he is eaten or not. If your dog is a slow eater you can take plate for twenty minutes and take up. In the next scheduled time of a day can again put the food and take up after ten minutes. Dogs are very intelligent breed type. So that they may learn about their feeding time table / schedule well properly and very soon.
How often should I feed my Dog?
For Adult Dog – Generally Most experts recommend feeding your dog twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening
For Puppies (under five months) – Should be fed three to four times a day, or as directed by your veterinarian.
If you feed your dog throughout the day it is unable to find that they are eaten or not. If you see your dog may reject the foods in few days it is necessary to meet family veterinarian. This scheduled feeding is really important because then they are practiced to poop schedule.
It is really easy for you. If we put these foods regularly other animals like cats, mouse etc are habited to come often to feed those foods. So that you’re surrounding environment can become dirty and diseases can be spread. So that the feeding schedule is very important. And also you have to make sure to provide nutritional foods of your puppy and dog.