At 2 months
At the age of 2 months, the beagle menu can be diversified with boiled boneless ocean fish, which is given no more than 2 times a week. Porridge is cooked on pieces of fish, or it is served with vegetables. The assortment of vegetables is replenished with pumpkin, cabbage, turnips. Also, in porridge or meat, the tops of vegetables are finely cut. beetroot, carrot, radish.
If your puppy tolerates milk well, you can keep it in the diet. Do not forget about vegetable oil, which is added to vegetables or cereals in a few drops.
Dry rations are purchased for puppies from 2 months old, and given in accordance with the directions on the package.
Puppies at 2 months of age are fed 4-5 times a day.
6 months to 1 year
After six months, the puppy’s diet retains the entire list of products, with the exception of milk. From 6 months to 1 year, the dog gains muscle mass, and during this time you need to make sure that it is in good condition and does not gain excess weight.
When fed dry rations, they are chosen from the series “for juniors” or “puppies over 3 months old”, but after 8 months you can transfer the puppy to an adult diet.
At this age, three meals a day are observed, and after 8 months, morning and evening feeding is left.
Sample menu by age
At each stage of the puppies’ growth, they need a special menu that takes into account age characteristics: what the digestive system of half-year-old puppies can handle cannot be digested by babies at the age of 1-2 months.
Beagle puppies, like other dogs, eat on a schedule that changes from month to month. However, within one period, feeding should be done on an hourly basis.
There are no uniform feeding norms, everything is very individual and depends on metabolism and a number of other reasons. Conventionally, the daily feed rate for beagle puppies is calculated from the weight of the dog and is equal to 6-8%. The resulting volume of food is divided by the number of feedings.
Important! The protein component of the puppy’s diet is 70%, and this is not only meat or fish, but also milk and dairy products.
Below is a sample menu for a beagle puppy by age: from birth to one year.
The Natural Beagle Diet is a self-prepared food made from quality products suitable for feeding dogs.
Basic rules for compiling a diet:
- At least half of the puppy’s menu consists of easily digestible protein, the supplier of which is meat, fish, eggs, milk and cottage cheese. Better if the proportion of animal protein in a beagle puppy is 70%.
- Animal and vegetable fats, which are carriers of vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids and hormones, are found in butter and vegetable oil, cream, egg yolk and milk and should be present in the diet.
- Carbohydrates. source of energy, are included in the diet in the form of cereals, vegetables and fruits, which also stimulate intestinal motility. The amount of carbohydrates in the diet is minimal. about 10%.
- The presence of vitamins and minerals in the puppy’s diet is required. When properly fed any type of balanced diet, the dog is already getting everything it needs from food. Top dressing is required as an additional tool in special cases.
- The puppy should always have water, as an irreplaceable component of metabolic processes in the body.
The time for the first feeding begins already at the age of 2-3 weeks (if the bitch has enough milk, then the first three weeks of life the puppies are provided with all nutrients and without complementary foods).
The puppy’s menu changes as it grows: at the initial stage, the list of products is limited to only a few positions, but every day and week it expands. a varied assortment is useful for dogs and forms their correct eating habits.
Any diet has its pros and cons. Positive aspects of feeding with natural products:
- There is no uncertainty about what the dog ate: the food for the menu is selected by the owner himself and forms the diet from them.
- In terms of taste, this is the most desirable food for a puppy, because meat is a natural ingredient in the carnivore menu.
- The food for the puppy must be fresh, which means that you have to allocate enough time for cooking.
- If the puppy often travels with the owner, it becomes difficult to feed him with such food.
Remember! Only a well-formulated diet will provide the dog with adequate nutrition. The puppy should receive the required portion size in accordance with age, and the products are taken fresh and only those that will not harm the baby.
Choosing a place, utensils and accessories for feeding
Beagles are quite capricious dogs, and are famous for the fact that they love to dictate to their owners the rules of behavior in the house. This, in particular, affects the unwillingness to have a dedicated place for rest and other aspects of behavior related to the manifestation of anarchic habits.
In this regard, determining the puppy’s place where he will eat, organizes and disciplines the little bully, and the diet in which the owner eats first will help develop the correct behavioral patterns in the beagle.
The place for feeding is chosen so that all family members are comfortable:
- Away from the aisle (so that no one can accidentally step on or push the baby).
- Where it is easier to clean (in case the puppy knocks over the bowl).
Avoid placing the bowl in the kitchen if it is too cramped or near the dog’s bed. Dishes for feeding a beagle puppy are chosen so that the long ears of the pet do not fall into it while eating.
- Plastic: convenient for travel, but poorly suited as permanent dishes. they are too light and “pleasant to the tooth”.
- Ceramic: convenient, you can heat food in the microwave in them, but their price is quite high.
- Metal: the best option, both in quality and price.
The bowls are age-matched and change as the pet gets older. The beagle is conveniently eaten from deep bowls of not too large diameter. The dishes are installed on rubber mats or special supports for bowls (bars, countertops, bedside tables with drawers with holes for dishes). Feeding Level. Pet Elbow.
Important! It is advisable to choose a feeding place right away, and do not change it as the dog grows up.
At 3 months
At the age of 3 months, by-products are added to the already familiar diet, starting with a raw heart, which is cut into small slices, like meat. By-products are given to puppies a maximum of 2 times a week and little by little. in large doses, such a product can cause intestinal upset.
Also, the puppy‘s diet should contain bones. moss, cartilage, soft ribs. If there are leftovers of meat on the bones, such a treat will make the baby forget about everything in the world for a long time.
From ready-made feeds, the puppy is selected for age-appropriate nutrition, containing a high level of protein. Diversify the canned food diet well.
The feeding regimen at this age is 4 times a day.
Features of the beagle breed
Beagles are energetic dogs, slightly below average in size, with short dense coat and drooping ears. Since historically these dogs were hounds and were good hunters, genetics left an imprint on the modern representatives of the breed, leaving them with a great sense of smell and a fast metabolism, provided sufficient physical activity.
Currently, the passive lifestyle of most beagles has led to the fact that, in general, the breed has a predisposition to diseases of the musculoskeletal system, metabolic problems and allergies to food components.
A feature of the breed is an irrepressible desire for satiety, which, in the absence of control from the owners, often leads to obesity of the pet with ensuing health problems.
Important! A dog, in whose veins “hunting” blood flows, it is wrong to put on a sofa and limit its number of walks. An illiterate diet in a beagle can also trigger the mechanism of hereditary diseases, which will significantly shorten the pet’s life.
Before moving on to drawing up a menu by age, you need to equip the puppy with a place to feed.
Vitamins and Supplements
The puppy’s menu, regardless of age, should always contain vitamins and supplements. In the case of natural nutrition, minerals and vitamins are already present in the food, but in a situation where the nutrition is not balanced, or there is a need to correct some aspects of rearing (weak joints, dull hair), the puppy is given a vitamin-mineral complex in accordance with the problem.
Remember! When fed with industrial diets, all vitamins and minerals are already contained in the feed (provided that the selected product is at least a premium class).
The daily food intake for the dog should be divided into several equal portions and given several times a day after walks to prevent the risk of bloat. Food should be removed after 15–20 minutes of consumption. You need to feed the dog strictly at a certain time. Leave water freely available.
When you start to train the beagle, it is worth feeding it after training. Sometimes the hosts will split the portion in half. The first half is fed to the pet before training, and the second is used as a treat.
Pick up dishes for the dog from stainless steel. It is easy to clean and durable. Unlike plastic bowls, such dishes will hold up if the dog presses to chew on them. Plastic, on the other hand, will quickly become unusable, and small pieces of plastic can get inside the dog’s body, which is fraught with consequences.
In order to avoid curvature of the pet’s spine, you should get a stand for the bowls. The height is set at the level of the beagle’s shoulder and is adjusted as the dog matures.
Feeding an adult dog
After a year, the diet is reduced to 2 times a day. Exceptions are pregnant and lactating dogs. They are fed 3 times a day, sour milk products are mandatory every day, until lactation stops.
Pay close attention to your dog’s weight. The risk of obesity increases with age. Food should be about 4–5% of the animal’s body weight (excluding body fat). For aging dogs, food is reduced to 2.5–3%. If you have any medical conditions, the doctor decides on what to eat.
Nutrition of a month old puppy
Before adopting a puppy, ask the breeder what the dog is fed with. At first, you should adhere to the same diet. Over time, it will be possible to transfer your pet to the diet that will be more convenient for you. Transition gradually.
You need to feed your baby 6 times a day. You can calculate the amount of food yourself. Food at this age should be 6-8% of body weight.
When choosing dry food, give preference to premium and super premium food. Pay attention to the pack. the mark “For puppies” must be present. Soak dry food in warm broth or milk before serving. The RDA can be found on the back of the pack.
In case of switching to “natural”, 70% of the consumed products. meat, 30%. vegetable, dairy food and cereals.
Use strictly boiled, lean meat. Veterinarians recommend using this particular diet for up to 3 months, adding mineral and vitamin supplements.
What to feed at 2 months
At two months, you do not need to change your diet much. The number of feedings is reduced by up to 5 times.
Natural food should include the following products: cottage cheese enriched with calcium, oatmeal, buckwheat, semolina, dairy products (kefir), boiled eggs, a small amount of boiled vegetables and herbs. Fatty or fried meat is prohibited. Some people combine natural products with dry food. One meal is natural food, the next is dry food.
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From 3 months it is already possible to introduce sea fish, finely grated raw vegetables, boiled cereals. The number of feedings is still 5 times a day. Give small amounts of dry food chunks to clean your gums.
From 4 months of age, it is allowed to give the liver, chicken ventricles, tongue, boiled fish, deboned. Now your pet can be given cartilage and gums to cleanse the gums. This procedure is carried out once a week. In no case do not give tubular bones. small fragments can get inside, which is fraught with consequences.
For training, carrots, cheese with a low percentage of fat, various fruits and crackers are used as a delicacy. Carrots and croutons also have a cleansing function for the gums.
From 4 to 6 months, they are already fed 4 times a day. From 6 to 12 months. 3 times a day. Products can include all of the above. Consider your puppy’s preferences.
For the prevention of calcium deficiency, the puppy is given mineral bait “Velpenkalk” until the age of 1 year.
Natural food provides maximum benefits for your pet’s body:
- You are always sure that your dog is eating natural foods.
- Contains no colorants, preservatives, emulsifiers, colors or flavors.
- Your four-legged friend is always cheerful and happy.
- Variety of products, tastes.
- If you are allergic to a certain product, you can replace it with another.
- Cost. Natural products are not affordable for everyone.
- Your wasted cooking time.
- The need to independently calculate the daily rate, take into account the percentage of meat and other products.
- There is a need for additional vitamin and mineral supplements.
How to feed a beagle puppy and adult dog
The Beagle is an English breed of dog that has been on the lists of the most prestigious breeds for more than a hundred years. Before you get yourself a puppy, you should familiarize yourself in detail with the rules of its nutrition and maintenance.
Dry food for beagle
Dry food is considered the most favorable for a healthy animal of any breed, including beagles. The finished product is not only endowed with all the useful components for the full functioning of the body, but also has such an important parameter as balance, which is extremely difficult to achieve on your own. When deciding to feed your dog dry food, you shouldn’t economize. Only premium and super-premium feeds are a high-quality source of vital energy.
the presence of a large percentage of meat products, often of several types at once. beef, chicken, rabbit, fish;
balanced amount of vitamins and minerals;
the absence of starch, dangerous preservatives, odor and taste enhancers in the composition, the use of natural spices.
The best dry food for beagles are:
Eukanuba (USA-Holland). This trade mark produces food for puppies, adult dogs and animals older than six years of different breeds;
Beagle puppies five weeks old
Hills is a US company offering two product lines: healthy food for dogs of any age with any activity level and therapeutic food designed to support the body in a variety of diseases;
Acana (Canada). dog food, which is selected depending on the size and age of the animal. Produced on the basis of fish, pork, duck, chicken and lamb;
Belcando is a German manufacturer of super premium dog food.
The most important rule when using a dry diet is unlimited constant access of the animal to clean water. The amount of dry food depends on the recommendations of a particular manufacturer, and the packaging always contains standard daily allowances for pets of different weights and ages. It is worth remembering that you need to feed the beagle based on his personal needs. If there is a lot of the recommended dose indicated on the package for the dog, it needs to be adjusted downward, or vice versa. the pet begins to recover, the amount of food is reduced.
How to feed a beagle
The Beagle is a medium-sized hunting breed (weighing about 10 kilograms, up to 40 centimeters high). Fast and playful dogs should always stay in good shape to maintain their natural physical activity and health. The main role in the content is played by constant training and proper nutrition. In no case should this breed be overfed, it is important for the owners to clearly understand what to feed the beagle and what is best for the pet.
When starting a pet at home, you need to take into account one feature. beagles have an excellent appetite, they are absolutely not picky about food, they like to beg, therefore they are prone to excessive consumption of food. So that the pet does not suffer from obesity, the owners need to build food for the beagle on the following principles:
meals. regular, preferably at the same time, after a walk;
access to clean and fresh water must be organized on an ongoing basis;
it is necessary to feed according to the regime: if the beagle has not finished eating the food offered to him in 15 minutes, the bowl should be removed before the next meal;
it is better to place the bowl on a special stand, adjust it according to the growth of the animal. this minimizes the risks of curvature of the spine;
it is strictly forbidden to feed the animal from your table. having treated the pet a couple of times, it will be extremely difficult to get rid of constant begging.
When the beagle reaches the age of 1 year, feeding is carried out 2 times a day, preferably after a walk in the fresh air. When feeding a beagle with natural food, it is important to follow these guidelines:
food must be warmed up, have an average consistency. The most important requirement is the freshness of the products. An animal, just like a person, can get serious food poisoning due to poor quality food;
the basis of homemade food should be lean meat, including poultry and fish, offal, cereals, dairy products, vegetable ingredients (herbs, vegetables, fruits). The share of the plant component in the diet is no more than a third;
if meat and dairy products can be present on the menu every day, then offal can be offered to the animal no more than three times a week and only in boiled form;
it is forbidden to give hollow bones, even as a treat. the fragments can seriously injure the digestive tract and even lead to the death of the dog. Therefore, as a treat, it is better to offer your pet large joints, cartilage, tails, piglets, etc.;
meat products are given to the animal in small pieces raw, but subject to pre-processing: frozen and just thawed or after washing with hot boiling water. It is better to leave fat, veins on the meat, but it is important that there are few of them;
the main source of carbohydrates for the beagle’s body is cereals. Oatmeal, buckwheat, rice and wheat porridge are preferred. You can add vegetables, a little vegetable oil to the finished porridge in meat broth;
in the first feeding the dog is offered herbal products and fermented milk. Suitable for feeding are cottage cheese, sour cream, whey, carrots, apples, beets, zucchini, fresh herbs;
beagle fish is given only in boiled form once a week, after having cleaned the meat from dangerous bones.
Food from the table is prohibited, as it not only violates discipline for the animal, but can harm its health. When feeding a beagle, it is strictly forbidden to give sweets (buns, sweets, chocolate), smoked, highly salted, flour, spicy foods, since the dog’s body is simply not adapted for such food. But it is necessary to regularly give your pet vitamin and mineral supplements with a natural style of feeding.
Features of feeding puppies
During the period of active growth, the diet should be not only of high quality, but also balanced. the dog should receive all the nutritional components necessary for the body. You need to start compiling food with information about what kind of food the breeder fed the beagle. at first you will need to focus on it. A sharp change in the style of eating can lead to disturbances in the work of the stomach, if necessary, the transition should be smooth and gradual.
Experts recommend feeding a puppy up to three months with either a ready-made diet for puppies, or natural food with the additional use of vitamin and mineral complexes. The diet should be based on the proportion of 70% meat products and 30% vegetable food. It is better to offer low-fat varieties as meat to a beagle puppy: boiled chicken or rabbit in the form of chopped pieces or minced meat. The puppy’s diet must necessarily contain calcium-rich cottage cheese, buckwheat, oatmeal, dairy products, boiled eggs, some vegetables and herbs. Porridge should be cooked in meat broth, with normal tolerance. in milk. Fermented milk products are offered to the baby in the morning, plant and meat foods. during the day. 4-5 meals a day will be enough for your puppy.
Upon reaching the age of three months, the number of feedings is reduced to 3-4 times and a decision is made on which feed to feed the beagle further. With natural nutrition, cheeses, crackers, fruits, boneless fish, offal, wheat groats are gradually introduced into the diet. When switching to dry food, a gradual replacement of the usual diet is performed, first by soaking the granules in water.
Regardless of the type of feed chosen, the nutrition of the active beagle should always be moderate and of high quality. This is the only way the dog will feel good and lead a typical lifestyle.
How to feed your monthly puppies?
As a rule, until the age of 45-60 days, the basis of nutrition for puppies is mother’s milk. an irreplaceable source of protective antibodies. But breeders already from two to three weeks of age begin to introduce complementary foods for puppies in the form of an egg-milkshake (one egg per glass of milk in the first 2-3 days and then one egg per 400-500 ml of milk). With the question of what kind of milk to feed the puppy, do not be too philosophical. ordinary cow milk, and if possible. goat milk. Some dog breeders also use infant formula for this purpose. Then, semi-liquid milk porridge is gradually introduced into the diet (the total “milk” portion reaches 400 g / day). And here one more question may arise, what cereals can you feed your puppy? First of all, of course, I made buckwheat porridge. Then you can recommend porridge made from boiled rice, semolina, quality “rolled oats”. Then scraped beef or veal is introduced as complementary foods.
Therefore, when taking a puppy at the age of about 30-45 days, try not to introduce any new products in the first few days, the diet should remain the same as when feeding from the breeder. But in the future, in order not to face the problem of how to feed a puppy at 1 month old and how often to feed a puppy, pay attention to some recommendations:
- At the age of one to two months, the frequency of feeding puppies is 3-4 hours with a six-hour night break.
- At least once a week, a monthly puppy should receive meat (only fresh!) And meat products.
- The diet of a puppy in one month should be quite varied. In addition to meat and dairy food, give your puppy fish (only sea fish! River fish can be infected with helminths). source of phosphorus and iodine. Be sure to give raw vegetables (grated or cut into small pieces). source of vitamins.
- Since puppies grow quite quickly, foods with increased m calcium should be added to the diet (sometimes it is recommended to add to the main food pharmaceutical calcium preparations, crushed into powder), as well as fish oil.
How to feed your puppy. 1 month?
Having made the decision to take a puppy into the house, you thereby take upon yourself the responsibility not only for raising him, but certainly also for feeding. Indeed, in order for a puppy to turn into a strong and healthy handsome dog, it is necessary to organize the correct and rational nutrition of your pet.
Diet depending on the breed of the puppy
An important aspect of organizing proper nutrition for puppies is that you need to take into account the breed of the dog, the puppy of which you took. So the nutrition of puppies of large breeds should be distinguished by an increased m of proteins. Therefore, consider, for example, how to feed a month-old shepherd puppy and how to feed a month-old Labrador puppy, as the most popular representatives of large dog breeds. As already mentioned, for the full development of such puppies, nutrition with increased m of proteins is necessary. The best source of protein is, of course, meat. At the age of one month, you can give scraped beef, veal, and then gradually introduce soups with meat broth, cereals with the addition of raw meat trimmings, raw fish (seafood!), Eggs, dairy products (especially calcined cottage cheese) into the diet. You can give a loaf of wheat soaked in milk. source of vitamin B. From the age of three weeks, puppies must be exposed to fresh water. The number of feedings per day should be at least six. And the main indicator of the correctness of feeding can be considered the weight gain of the puppy (150-170 g / day). Attention! To avoid burns to the oral mucosa, monitor the temperature of the food (put your finger in a bowl of food. the food should be slightly warm). A complete diet is the key to good health and excellent conformation of your pet.
How to feed a puppy at 1 month old. tips and tricks
Why is it so important to choose the right diet and feed your puppy at 1 month old??
What should not be fed to a month old puppy? How to develop an approximate diet and feeding schedule for your puppy? What is the role of water in the diet of a puppy and when to introduce the first complementary foods we will figure it out below.
Why it is so important to choose the right diet?
At the age of one month, puppies are very vulnerable to almost all environmental factors. Nutrition is the main nuance of care when it comes to the timely growth and formation of the baby. A healthy one month old puppy should empty its bowels and bladder on its own, keep the coat clean and show a high level of activity.
At the age of one month, puppies learn to drink water and eat from a bowl on their own. An indicator of a puppy’s health is his desire to establish communications and explore the outside world. Depending on the individual characteristics and breed, some puppies develop in jerks, which is normal if the baby is not lagging behind in height and weight gain.
At the age of one month, the puppy has no immunity of its own, but it is protected by the mother’s antibodies. Unfortunately, in the period from 1 to 3 months, when infected with a viral infection, most puppies die, so it is not recommended to walk the pet outside.
Any alarming symptoms at such a young age can lead to a rapid development of the clinical picture, so it is better not to engage in self-treatment, but immediately contact a veterinarian.
Why is it so important to choose the right diet? The energy and protein needs of monthly puppies are unimaginable. The better the pet’s diet, the more reliable the foundation for normal growth and development.
At the age of 3-4 months, the puppy will begin to change teeth, but this process will “start” on time, only if the puppy receives enough vitamins and minerals.
Important! With the beginning of the change of milk teeth, with a lack of microelements in many babies, ears fall or an incorrect bite is formed.
Approximate diet for a puppy at 1 month
Protein should be the basis of a puppy’s diet at the age of one month. Meat, dairy and fermented milk products should be considered as protein sources. Puppies of small and miniature breeds from 5-6 weeks of age begin to introduce sources of carbohydrates into the diet. for large breed puppies, carbohydrate sources are introduced into the diet from 2-3 months of age or as needed.
Note! The smaller the puppy is, the more energy he spends on heating his own body.
An approximate monthly diet should consist of the following products:
- Natural whole milk. goat or cow.
- Calcined curd.
- Homemade yogurt.
- Ryazhenka, yogurt, homemade kefir.
- Boiled meat without skin, fat and bones. it is best to give beef or veal, but chicken, turkey, rabbit can be used as an alternative.
- Low fat broths.
- Neutral vegetables in very small quantities. carrots, cucumber, zucchini, a little pumpkin.
- Chicken egg yolk or quail eggs. only boiled.
- Cereals (if the puppy is not gaining weight well). rice, buckwheat.
Adult dogs are quite conservative in taste preferences, so the nutritional curiosity of a month old puppy should be used to the maximum. Starting from 4 weeks old, the puppy can be treated with unsweetened apples, a variety of vegetables, add greens to the minced meat, mix cottage cheese and egg yolk, etc.
If you adhere to industrial feeding, you should not expand the diet at the age of one month. Along with the pate, the puppy can be fed semi-moist food (chunks with gravy) so that he learns to chew. In addition, at the age of one month, the puppy must be taught to drink water.
The role of water in the diet
Puppies between 1 and 4 months of age may develop dehydration within a few hours. With a lack of water in the body, the puppy’s blood thickens, which leads to metabolic disorders and oxygen starvation of all organs. As long as the puppy feeds exclusively on its mother’s milk, it gets enough water.
However, with the introduction of supplementary feeding, it is important to control that the baby receives water in the required amount.
- With the introduction of natural supplementation, the risk of dehydration is minimal, since the baby consumes a lot of dairy products, broth and juicy boiled minced meat.
- With industrial supplementation, the risk of dehydration is much higher. The main part of industrial complementary foods should be a milk replacer (which is diluted with water).
- Pastes and pastes contain enough water, but if necessary, dilute them with broth and stir.
At the age of one month, puppies eat 4-5 times a day. Small breed babies can eat more often. Poor quality from previous owners or living on the street can lead to an increased appetite, as a result of which the puppy is infected with worms. The optimal feeding regimen depends on your pet’s needs. Do not be lazy to accustom the puppy to eating by the hour, this will play an important role at the stage of teaching the baby to walk and meet needs on the street.
Relatively new recommendations from the World Veterinary Association state that it is better to feed the puppy on demand, that is, when he is hungry. This recommendation is very reasonable, provided that you control the amount of food you eat. Due to the peculiarities of physiology, the puppy can only eat a small portion of food at a time.
Against the background of an increased need for nutrients, even with 4-5 meals a day, there is a risk of incomplete compensation of the puppy’s needs.
Important! Depending on the breed characteristics, the phase of active growth of the puppy begins at the age of 1 month and lasts up to 6-8 months. The most acute peak in nutrient and micronutrient requirements is between 4 and 6 months of age.
The puppy’s first food can be natural or commercial. Usually, this choice is at the discretion of the breeder. If you picked up a small puppy on the street or bought it from the poultry market, you need to sensibly evaluate all the advantages and disadvantages of both types of feeding.
Natural food for a 1 month old puppy should consist of:
- Whole milk diluted with water.
- Homemade fermented milk products.
- Low fat broth.
- A small amount of boiled minced meat.
Note! The basis of the diet of a month-old puppy should be dairy products.
As an industrial supplement, special pates or pastes for puppies are used. Industrial food for puppies aged one month and older are characterized by a higher calorie content, therefore, when introducing supplementary feeding, it is necessary to strictly monitor the weight of the pet.
What you can’t feed a month-old puppy?
Let’s figure out what you can’t feed a month-old puppy and for what reasons. Many of the prohibited foods for monthly puppies are discouraged or prohibited for dogs of any age.
Puppies should not be given:
- Chocolate, sweets, any products containing sugar or sugar substitutes.
- Flour, butter, yeast products.
- Any products containing spices, marinades, vinegar, including sausage products.
- Bones, skin, fat.
- Grapes, raisins.
- Food for cats or adult dogs.
- Leftovers from the table.
Products of controversial usefulness are:
- Wheat. May cause allergies.
- Honey. May cause allergies.
- Raw Chicken Eggs. May Cause Allergies.
- Steamed pork. considered too fatty meat, in addition, it is source of dangerous helminths and the pseudo-rabies virus.
- Fish and seafood without heat treatment are sources of dangerous helminths.
- The liver is a useful product that in its raw form can provoke diarrhea, and in boiled constipation.
All controversial products can and should be given to a pet, if he does not have any adverse reactions. Liver, fish, seafood, honey, eggs are rich sources of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Lean, cooked pork is a dietary source of protein.
Choosing a way to feed your puppy
There are basically three different positions on how to feed a husky puppy:
There are three ways to feed your puppy: dry food, natural food, mixed food.
- The first is feeding with ready-made industrial feed. It is easy. it is enough to pour the food out of the pack, and if the puppy is less than two months old, then soak it. It already contains minerals and vitamins. If the food is of high quality, then it is well balanced.
- The second group of husky owners prefers to feed puppies with natural food: meat, milk and cereals. This is quite difficult. it is necessary to specially prepare for the dog. Of course, you can give the puppy leftover food from your table, however, it was discussed above why this is absolutely impossible.
- The third position regarding feeding is mixed. It is often preferred by dog breeders. As complementary foods, very young puppies are given meat and cereals. And when the puppy grows up a little, add dry food. In the future, dry food remains for the puppy during the day and as a treat during training.
What can you feed your puppy?
A complete diet for a puppy, for its good health, should include:
What to feed a beagle puppy(CERELAC)
- Proteins and amino acids.
- Fats and fatty acids.
- Vitamins and minerals.
- Clean water.
The huskies provide proteins for puppy meat, offal, dairy products, eggs and cereals. Proteins are especially important for small puppies of large breeds, which include the husky, because the puppies will have intensive growth. Amino acids. the constituent parts of protein. are universal “bricks” for the whole body of a pet.
Fats and fatty acids provide strength to the walls of all cells in the puppy‘s body. Fats can be given separately as fish oil.
The source of carbohydrates is cereals. Oatmeal, buckwheat, rice, pearl barley. the puppy’s nutrition should be varied. Carbohydrates are source of fast energy, they are easy to digest and keep your pet active.
Do not forget that your baby should always have free access to clean water.
A husky puppy gets vitamins and minerals from absolutely all products. But some vitamins are only found in fresh vegetables and fruits, so the puppy should get them too.
The baby should always have water freely available. Watch this especially on hot days, when a small puppy can overturn a bowl of water and sit for a long time without drinking.
How to feed a husky puppy. natural products or dry food
Laikas are loyal, large and very active dogs. Given the strong skeleton of the husky and its desire for marathon loads, it is important from childhood to properly feed the husky puppy in order to raise a healthy strong dog.
Recipes for a husky puppy
Buckwheat porridge in meat broth. Meat. beef, chicken. washed and boiled. After that, we take out a piece of meat, and pour buckwheat into the pan in a ratio of 1 to 2 (for 1 glass of buckwheat, two glasses of broth). Cook for 25 minutes or leave to simmer in a boiling broth overnight. Meat can be cut into small pieces and added to porridge.
Rice porridge with meat and vegetables. Boil rice according to the recipe above. Instead of meat, you can use offal (chicken stomachs). Add finely chopped meat (stomachs) and grated carrots to the finished rice in the ratio: 40% meat, 40% rice, 20% carrots.
Herculean porridge with egg. Boil rolled oats in milk. 2 cups of milk 2.5% for 1 cup of rolled oats. Cool, add the chicken egg.
Diet for husky puppies over 6 months old
Puppies over six months already eat more meat products and less dairy products. Whole milk is replaced with cottage cheese, kefir and yogurt.
A husky puppy over 6 months old needs:
- 500 g milk and dairy products.
- 500 g of meat in the form of large pieces, bones, offal.
- 600 g of fish (if meat is not planned on this day).
- 500 g cereals.
- 200 g vegetables.
Feeding your puppy at 1-3 months
- 1 feeding. milk rice porridge 150 ml, half an egg.
- 2 feeding. 150 g of cottage cheese, it is possible with sour cream.
- 3 feeding. soup with meat and thick buckwheat. 200 g.
- 4 feeding. curdled milk. 150 ml.
- 5 feeding. grated carrots with meat.
- 6 feeding. milk porridge 150 ml, half an egg.
- 7 feeding. minced meat with vegetables. 100 g.
At 1 month old, huskies begin to feed the puppy with chopped meat, cereals, dairy products.
The same diet will be relevant if you think about how to feed a husky puppy at 1.5 months.
At 2-3 months, the puppy should eat 5-6 times and will receive:
- 750 g of milk and dairy products (for example, 300 ml of milk porridge in two portions, 200 g of cottage cheese, 150 g of fermented milk drinks).
- 300 g of meat in the form of small pieces.
- 400 g of fish (if meat is not planned on this day)
- 200 g cereals.
- 100 g vegetables.
Choice of finished feed
In terms of quality and price, all ready-made feeds are divided into four groups:
- Economy class is the well-known Pedigree, Chappi, Darling, Purina One, Darsi. These foods contain poor quality ingredients, very few meat ingredients, and a lot of soy and flavoring. It is very difficult for a puppy to get enough of such food, as it is of low nutritional value.
- The premium class is better than the economy class. These are ProPlan, Dog Chow, Gemon, Brit Premium, some Happy Dog foods. These feeds already contain more meat than economical ones, but they still have a lot of flavorings, and they contain soy as a protein substitute.
- The super premium class is Brit Care, Monge, Eukanuba, Hills, 1st choice, Animonda, Bosch, Almo Nature, Happy Dog. The composition of such feeds is wonderful: a lot of good meat, high-quality cereals, no soy.
- Holistic are modern food Acana, Farmina, Now, GO! They are flavor and soy free. These feeds contain the largest percentage of meat, and all ingredients are of high quality and proven. On the day of such food, the husky puppy needs very little, because it is very satisfying.