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Feeding your young pup

Saturday, December 11, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

cute-puppiesMost puppies are weaned between the fourth and seventh week.  You should introduce food during the end of the weaning process.  Your puppy’s diet should consist of about 25% protein and 19% fat.  Make sure that you feed a high quality dog food to your pup.  Make sure that you read the label before buying your pup food.  Protein should come from a good source like chicken meal, turkey meal, fish, potatoes, lamb and rice. Avoid products that are inferior such as wheat, corn and chicken “products.”  These are hard for your pup to digest and can lead to health problems.

Feed your puppy 3 to 4 times per day. Give you puppy small portions and remove any excess food after 30 minutes.  This will help to discipline him and keep him from overeating.  When the puppy is six months, reduce his feeding schedule to twice a day and give him one cup each time. You can start to give him some dog treats at this time.