Taking care of a new puppy can be a bit overwhelming to say the least. It may be a challenge to fully understand their nutritional needs. One of the most important aspects of taking care of a puppy involves how much and how often to feed them. Please continue reading to learn more!
Puppies start eating solid food when they are around four weeks old. Keep in mind that puppies grow fast, and they will need to eat frequently to keep up with this development. It is best that you feed your puppy three to four times a day. The amount of food your puppy needs depends on their activity level, breed, and age. For example, a smaller breed such as a toy poodle will not require as much food as a larger breed such as a golden retriever.
Small breed puppies should be fed puppy food until they are six months old. Large and giant breed puppies should stay on puppy food for up to one year or more depending on the breed. The physical appearance of your puppy is a sign of good health. You should be able to feel your puppy’s backbone and ribs, and they should not be prominent. If you have an active puppy, they may require additional food.
We hope that you have been able to gain a better understanding of the nutritional needs of puppies. As you can see, the timeline is short so proper nutrition is crucial.