What to feed your puppy
To begin with, it is worth deciding whether you are going to feed your puppy with only natural products and cook it yourself, or prefer ready-made puppy food. If the second option is preferable for you, then it is worth considering that there are ready-made food for puppies from 0 to 2 months old and food for puppies older than two months. It is necessary to introduce dry food gradually, first introducing it into the dog’s diet, slightly and gradually increasing the dose. As for the manufacturer, then it is worth choosing “super premium class” food, such as Acana, Royal Canin, Hills and others. Well, do not forget that the puppy should always have fresh water available.
Which of the options to choose. a question causing eternal controversy. We are advocates of ready-to-eat dog foods that balance all the nutrients your little one needs. But, in order not to be unfounded, below are two videos with interviews from breeders and their opinions on how to feed puppies. By the way, there they talk not only about feed, but also about their own food.
The second video describes in detail how to introduce ready-made food into the puppy’s diet:
As an example, here is the daily feeding schedule and diet for a 1-2 month old puppy of medium breeds:
- 7:00. 200 ml of boiled or sour milk (kefir, yogurt).
- 10:30. oat flakes “Hercules” steamed with milk, or milk porridge. about 200 ml.
- 14:00 cottage cheese. 100 g.
- 17:00. flakes “Hercules” steamed with meat broth. 200 g.
- 20:30. vegetable puree with the addition of a few drops of sunflower oil.
- 23:30. meat, chopped into small pieces, or minced meat. 100-150 g.
If you need to leave, and it is time to feed for 1-2 feeds, leave more meat, cheese in small pieces in the bowl and pour fresh water into the drinking bowl. Although it is not recommended to leave a small puppy alone for a long time.
A good effect is given by the addition of seaweed (pre-chopped):
- 1-2 month old puppies. 1/4 teaspoon
- 2-3 month old puppies. 1/3 teaspoon
- 3-4 month old puppies. 1/2 teaspoon
- adult dogs. up to 1 teaspoon per day.
Minced fish and meat are poorly assimilated by dogs, therefore it is better to teach puppies to eat meat in the form of finely chopped and beaten pieces from the age of one month.
Make sure that the puppy does not overeat: food should be eaten “near”. However, if after eating the puppy behaves restlessly, whines, continues to lick the bowl. the portion should be increased. If the puppy‘s belly swells up after feeding, reduce the amount of portions, but increase the number of feedings.
Large breed puppies with a powerful heavy bone during the growth period need to enrich the diet with proteins. For puppies of dogs, which are planned to be engaged in heavy (including combat) work, provide food with raw meat products and fresh beef and lamb blood from the slaughterhouse (if possible) or drugs such as hematogen.
Adult dogs of medium size, not engaged in the use of body load, can be fed with leftover food from the table, avoiding fish and bird bones, spices, too sweet, salty or overcooked food.
Anything can be given to dogs except for bird bones, fine tubular bones, and fish bones. You can also not give bones with fragments. they hurt the mouth and can get stuck in the throat of the animal. Bird bones should be cut off with pruning shears and given to the dog soft articular ends, without touching the tubular part (it should be thrown away, excluding the dog’s access to such waste). Remember. when gnawing, tubular bird bones split into thin and sharp plates, which can not only lead to serious injury, but even death of the dog!
The beneficial substances found in fish bones can also be used. For example, the large bones of the ridge, separated from the small and thin ones, can be passed through a meat grinder and, making sure there are no needles, given to the dog as a top dressing. The softened bones of fish, canned or cooked in a pressure cooker, can be given to the dog without fear. All bones are best served raw, not boiled.
What temperature should the food be
If you cook yourself, the temperature of the food must be tightly controlled, especially for use dogs. there is a danger of “brewing” the scent and, in general, cause serious injury to the dog. the food should not be cold or hot, but a little warm. such that your hand can easily tolerate its temperature.
How many times a day to feed the puppy
How often to feed your puppy. depends on his age. In short, the older the puppy, the less frequent the feeding.
- At the age of 2 to 3 months, puppies are fed 6 times a day. It is advisable to include meat in the last dacha.
- At 2-3 months of age, puppies are fed 5 times a day.
- At 3-4 months of age. 4 times.
- At 4-10 months of age. 3 times.
- From 10 months. 2 times.
- Adult dogs, especially in the hot season, are fed once a day. in the evening.
How to feed your puppy
It is advisable to feed the dog in a strictly defined place, from the same dishes. bowls (cistern) with a capacity of about 2 liters (for medium dogs), made of food grade aluminum or plastic. The base of the bowl should be wide to prevent tipping over. For tall dogs, it is advisable to provide a special bench. Find convenient dishes here: Bowls and drinkers for dogs.
From time to time, you need to feed the dog, holding a bowl of food in your hands: the dog should not be jealous of the owner of the food. However, one should not accustom oneself to exclusive hand feeding. Observing the measure, from the very first days, the owner, as well as those family members who have to feed the dog, need to regularly intervene in the feeding process, ensuring that the dog, on demand, gives the person even the most delicious piece or bone. This is necessary so that if it becomes necessary to take away from your pet a dangerous thing, object or spoiled product that unexpectedly fell into a bowl or mouth.
It is done like this: during feeding the command is given: “Fu! Give!” with the addition of the dog’s nickname. Then a piece is selected, and instead of it, a new, much more delicious one is immediately offered (sausage or cheese, for example). Quite quickly, the dog will develop a conditioned reflex and he will willingly throw any piece, in the hope of getting something even more tasty. But remember: the conditioned reflex must be regularly reinforced, otherwise it will fade away and the dog will not obey. And one more thing: do not try to develop this skill in an adult dog with a predominant feeding reaction. may be bitten! You need to start developing this skill only from puppyhood.!
The dog should be fed when all family members have either already eaten or have not yet sat down at the table. Never feed the dog from the table. A cute puppy, tenderly begging for pieces. this is one thing, but an insolent adult dog, and even a large one, which crawls on the table with its muzzle, pushes everyone with its paws, demanding treats, caresses and drooling all over the kitchen. completely different. It is better to put the leftover food from the table in a separate bowl and, after disassembling (removing unnecessary), give to the dog, adding to its main food.
If you feed the dog only leftovers from the table, mix the selected food waste into a homogeneous mass, add warm water or warm soup, crumble some delicacy (leftover sausage, pieces of canned fish and the rest of the filling from such canned food, etc.) and put in a bowl.
Do not give your dog sausage and sausage casings, cheese crusts (this is paraffin, it is not poisonous, but it is not needed in the body), do not mix the remains of the first and second courses with tea and sweet leftovers in the dog’s bowl. Never feed your dog sweets or chewing gum! Do not give your dog concentrated juices or drinks. Keep hazardous food waste and harmful substances out of reach.
To enrich the vitamin gamut of nutrition, dogs should be given more raw meat and fish (but only sea, and not river, from the latter, infection with worms is possible!)
Of the other types of protein foods, the most important are dairy products and cottage cheese. over, from dairy products, even fermented milk is preferable, because the puppy can weaken from fresh milk. Puppies should be given calcified cottage cheese (this is the main source of easily digestible calcium).
The main thing in this question is:
- Feeding frequency. small puppies need to eat very often up to eight times a day, older ones less often up to two.
- The diet, the animal must know and get used to when it eats, when it walks and when it plays. Not only the upbringing of the pet, but also its health depends on the regularity of compliance with the regimen.
- The amount of food. It should be enough, overeating is just as dangerous as malnutrition. If the pet has a distended stomach, and the digestive system is regularly overloaded, then the likelihood of diarrhea, pancreatitis, gastritis or subsequent obesity is high.
Immediately after weaning from the bitch, puppies are given additional fish oil, starting with 3-5 drops, then the rate gradually increases to 1 teaspoonful, and later. 1-2 tablespoons a day.
If the puppies have an upset stomach, then the fish oil is canceled and given again after normalization of the stool, starting with a few drops.
If everything is in order, the dose is gradually increased to the indicated one. It is also necessary to give puppies minerals (mainly bone meal and salt).
In addition to the main diet, puppies and young dogs are given a mineral supplement:
- Calcium glycerophosphate: 20 tablets
- Phytin: 20 tablets
- School chalk: 3 tablespoons
- Brewer’s yeast: 1 box
- Activated charcoal: 10 tablets
- Bone meal: 20 tablespoons
- Calcium gluconate: 3-5 to 8-10 tablets per day (but no more!)
How to feed a puppy from 1 month to 1 year
The appearance of a small puppy in the house is a great joy. He brings a bunch of worries that are initially enjoyable. The main indicator that you should take care of is the proper nutrition of the baby, because the adequate development of all organs and systems depends on how he eats the first year, therefore, the first year the diet is saturated with vitamins, microelements, additives, etc.
Consideration should be given to dietary changes based on the age and physical condition of the puppy. Be sure to change the diet if the baby is sick, after vaccination or treatment with prophylactic agents against parasites.
Recipe for self-cooking soda ash
Add 2 tablespoons of 10% calcium chloride to 1 liter of boiling milk, drain the curdled cottage cheese in a colander, cool and give to the puppy. The leftover whey can also be fed to the puppy or used to make cereals. With calcined cottage cheese, ordinary, fatty ones alternate. And from the age of six months you can switch exclusively to fatty cottage cheese or cottage cheese with honey.
Once or twice a week, give your puppy a clove of finely chopped garlic hidden in a piece of butter. Garlic. a vitamin-rich product and an excellent anthelmintic (antihelminthic) natural remedy.
The feeding time for the dog should take 10-15 minutes, after which the feeder is removed, thoroughly washed with hot water and dried. Leaving no food (with the exception of bones) left for the dog.
If the dog refuses to feed. this is the first signal of a possible illness. In case of repeated refusal, you need to think about contacting a veterinarian.
Feeding your puppies: general guidelines
Feeding newborn puppies
How to feed your puppy
The diet of puppies of different types of breeds
How much to feed the puppy
If we can tell you how to feed the puppy and how many times to feed, then only you can determine how much to feed the puppy. After all, everything here is very individual and depends on the breed, if, for example, a Chihuahua even at 10 months is no bigger than a cat, then a German shepherd puppy will already grow many times larger. In general, when feeding homemade food, determine the portions yourself, everything that the dog has not eaten in 15 minutes is superfluous and should be removed. When feeding with dry food, everything is easier, because the feeding rate is indicated on the package, but more on that later.
How many times to feed the puppy
At different ages, the number of feedings is different. How many times to feed a puppy in 1 month, 2 months, etc. see the plate below. The feeding schedule is approximate, it can be slightly adjusted for yourself (for convenience).
|Up to 2 months||6 times a day||At 7:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00, 22:00|
|2 to 3 months||5 times a day||At 7:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00, 22:00|
|3-4 months||4 times a day||At 7:00, 12:00, 17:00, 22:00|
|4 to 6 months||3-4 times a day||At 7:00, 12:00, 17:00, 22:00|
|6 to 10 months||3 times a day||At 7:00, 13:00, 21:00|
|From 10 months||2 times a day||At 7:00, 21:00|
How many times to feed a month old puppy
After reaching the age of 1 month, the number of feedings of the puppy should be reduced to six times a day. For example, a feeding schedule would look like this:
- at 7:00. cottage cheese or oatmeal in milk;
- at 10:00. porridge with meat and vegetables;
- at 13:00. milk;
- at 16:00. porridge with meat and vegetables;
- 19:00. porridge with milk or milk;
- at 22:00. meat.
The time schedule may fluctuate, but at the end of the day it is better to give it meat, so the puppy will sleep better and go to the toilet less. By the way, change the cereal for porridge from time to time, and the night’s sleep of the baby should last at least 6 hours.
The little rottweiler just ate the curd. Photo teas Smith.
How to feed a month old puppy
At such a young age, the animal can still feed on mother’s milk, but the diet available to it is already expanding significantly. The main food for a month-old puppy is milk (best of all, goat milk, it is almost like a dog’s in composition). If you give the baby cow’s milk, then you can add a raw egg to it (only one fourth of the egg). At 1 month old, the puppy can already have low-fat cottage cheese, about 20 g per day.
What you can’t feed a month-old puppy is fish in any form. But the meat should already begin to be given, but only in the form of minced meat and quite a bit (first, half a teaspoon per day, after a few days the portion should be doubled, then twice more. At the age of 1 month, the puppy can be given vegetables (only boiled and mashed and in small quantities).
What you shouldn’t feed your puppy
We already know how to feed a puppy, but you should also know what you can not feed a puppy. There are not so many junk foods, so they are easy to remember. These include:
- raw river fish and raw chicken;
- sausage, sausages, hard bones;
- everything smoked and salted, also pickled;
- fried beef and pork;
- sweet (candy, cake, etc.);
- everything with spicy seasonings;
- everything with ketchup or mayonnaise (salads from the table).
In general, the food for the puppy should be as natural as possible. Remember, proper nutrition will save your pet from many digestive problems, and although we have already described how to treat diarrhea in dogs, it is better to prevent it. Only by proper feeding can you grow from a small puppy into a completely healthy and strong dog.
What can you feed your puppy?
The list of food items depends on the age of the pet. To summarize: a month-old puppy can goat’s milk, cow’s milk with the addition of an egg and a white loaf, a little low-fat cottage cheese. At 1.5 months, minced meat, cereal porridges (in milk or with minced meat and boiled vegetables) are added to these products, and after 2 months of age, sea fish is already added (to make meatballs out of it). After four months, the baby is already able to do almost everything, the main thing is natural (not fried, salty). But about what you can not feed the puppy, we are below, be sure to check out the list of unwanted foods.
How and what to feed your puppy?
How to feed a puppy for 3 months
In addition to everything previous at the age of 3.5 months, it is time for the puppy to start giving cartilage, soft calf bones. This is because the baby’s teeth begin to change and so that the jaws and bite are formed correctly, it is recommended to give the above. Note that at this age, you should not take bones or toys from the baby’s mouth, since you can spoil the structure of his teeth. All new teeth usually grow by the age of six months, and during the growth, the puppy’s tooth may eat poorly, be lethargic, and even the temperature may rise.
How to feed your husky puppy, recommendations and recipes
Husky is one of the most ancient mounts. And although today they are turned on just for the company, their nature remains the same: the animal needs exercise, long walks and quality feeding. If the diet for the husky puppy is wrong, the adult animal will have serious health problems. That is why you need to know about the rules for feeding a puppy even before purchasing it.
Foods prohibited for husky puppies
Not all foods can be fed to puppies of this breed. Consider a list of those that are prohibited for these animals:
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- fatty meat, chicken and veal;
- boiled bones, chicken bones;
- chicken egg protein;
- chocolate and any sweets;
- grapes, raisins;
- a large number of tomatoes (it is allowed to eat a little so that there is no allergy);
- sugar substitutes;
- smoked, salted, fried, pickled, spicy foods;
- hot / cold food;
- vitamins for humans;
- foods containing a large amount of dyes, preservatives, flavors.
Cooking food for your husky puppy
It is better to give raw meat to husky food. Freeze it in the freezer for about a week before giving it to your dog. Defrost thoroughly before serving. The meat should be cut into large pieces, not chopped into minced meat and not boiled.
The fish should be boiled. Soft-pitched species are allowed raw, but must be completely thawed.
Husky porridge is not boiled. it is poured with boiling water, then covered with a lid and allowed to cool. It is permissible to put a spoonful of butter and a little salt in the porridge.
Quail eggs give raw, while chicken eggs are boiled and the protein is removed.
Vegetables for husky puppies are given cooked.
Vegetables must be boiled. for this they are cut and put in boiling water for just a few minutes. Tomatoes and cucumbers are given raw.
The offal is boiled well, since it can contain eggs of internal parasites that die during cooking.
Dry food for husky puppies
If the decision is made to feed the husky with dry food, you must carefully choose the one that suits the particular animal. Of course, you should only choose from premium feed.
What should be the composition of dry food suitable for a husky puppy:
- meat should be listed first;
- the type of meat must be indicated. For husky puppies, only feed made from beef, chicken, lamb is suitable;
- fish feed can be alternated with meat. The type of fish must be indicated on the package, the fish must be mentioned first in the composition;
- vitamin E should be a preservative in good feed;
- the feed should be rich in proteins;
- grains in good feed may not be at the top of the ingredient list. If this is not the case, the food will harm the digestion;
- the composition should not contain flavors, dyes, preservatives.
When choosing dry food for your husky puppy, pay attention to what class it is, for huskies no lower than Premium class food is suitable.
All these requirements are met only by manufacturers of premium and super-premium feed. These can be Orijen, Canidae, Royal Canine, Acana and the like. Economy class food is not suitable for husky puppies (as well as for other dogs), since it consists not of meat, but of waste from the meat industry.
Husky puppy food
Taking a puppy, you need to immediately accustom him to one of the types of food: ready-made food (dry or canned food) or natural products.
Mixed food is not suitable for feeding husky puppies.
Since we are talking about feeding specifically huskies, it is important to remember that the mixed type, which is often used for feeding animals, is categorically unsuitable for them. Such disturbances in the diet lead to gastrointestinal diseases and have a negative impact on the development of the husky. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the material on how to feed an adult husky dog.
It is very important to follow the rule: first walk, then food. They are very active dogs, therefore, if you walk them immediately after eating, there is a high probability of volvulus, leading to the death of the animal.
Puppies of this breed cannot be fed “from the table”. our food is too high in calories for a husky, not balanced enough. Among other things, it can provoke digestive upset.
Each type of feeding has its own advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages of natural food:
- natural food has no harmful additives;
- contains the required amount of fiber and protein;
- convenient to track the quality of products.
Disadvantages of natural food:
- takes time;
- if necessary, it will be difficult to transfer the animal to dry food;
- it is quite difficult to develop a balanced diet on your own.
Natural food for husky puppies has pros and cons.
- completely balanced diet;
- do not take time for cooking;
- comfortable on the go.
Disadvantages of finished feed:
- lack of moisture in food;
- the complexity of the selection of a variety for a specific individual;
- the likelihood of the inclusion of harmful components;
- high price;
- inability to feed with natural products.
- The last point of the disadvantages of dry food once again reminds of the prohibition of mixed food for husky puppies.
Husky Puppy Feeding Frequency
How often you feed your dog depends on its age. So, a one and a half month old puppy is fed four to five times a day. A dog two to three months old should be fed three to four times. Up to six months, huskies eat three times a day, at the age of six months to a year. two to three times a day. A dog over twelve months old should eat once or twice a day.
The amount of servings depends on the individual characteristics of the animal. Most often, husky puppies do not eat much, but sometimes there are individuals who prefer to fill their tummy tightly.
Regardless of your dog’s preference, it is important to ensure that he does not gain excess weight. The breed is characterized by some thinness, with no hint of exhaustion. For control, it is necessary to draw along the ribs and back of the animal. the ribs and spine should be felt. If they are not felt, the portions should be reduced and the diet revised, since the overweight husky leads to problems with the heart, gastrointestinal tract and musculoskeletal system.
A dog 2-4 months old should be fed according to approximately the following regimen:
- breakfast at 9 o’clock. Give cottage cheese, grated carrots or 2 quail eggs;
- lunch at 13 o’clock. 200 g of meat or sea fish;
- afternoon tea at 17 o’clock. 500 ml of kefir;
- dinner at 20 o’clock. Gives meat porridge and vegetables.
Feed your husky puppies the right way according to the recommendations.
The animal can eat for 3-4 months without a snack. By six months, lunch is removed, cottage cheese, meat or fish are served for breakfast.
In the year, the husky should be fed like this:
- for breakfast they give meat, fish or cottage cheese;
- for dinner. meat porridge.
When designing a menu for a husky puppy, you need to take into account the dog’s need for proteins and fiber, which will allow the intestines to function properly. Amino acids, micro and macro elements, vitamins are important.
Chihuahua puppy feeding rules
All disputes about how to properly feed a Chihuahua disappear when experts enter the discussion:
- It is not worthwhile to experiment with the nutrition of the crumbs until the age of 1.5 months. he is still attached to his mother and eats breast milk with pleasure.
- Meat for puppies is the main dish that needs to be introduced at 2 months, it should be ground through a meat grinder and mixed with porridge, 50-70 grams of meat per day is enough. It is better to limit the amount of poultry in the diet.
- Whether there is enough food or not, is determined by probing the puppy‘s ribs. if they are hidden under a layer of fat, but still audible under the fingers, the nutrition is at the optimal level. If the baby is too thin, it is necessary to introduce some more food.
- Having bought a Chihuahua in a nursery, ask the breeder what he fed the baby. You need to switch to another food gradually, otherwise experiments are fraught with a malfunction of the digestion process.
- When the puppy is only 2 months old, you need to feed him 6 times a day, up to 4 months this amount is reduced to 5 feedings, in six months they are fed 4 times a day.
- Which food is better to choose. ready-made food or natural food, is determined by the owner of the dog. If you prefer a balanced feed diet, ROYAL CANIN, HillS, Pronature, EUKANUBA, PURINA, PRO PLAN, PRO PAC, Nutro, Grandorf Holistic are suitable.
- Why do some veterinarians advocate combined feeding for Chihuahua puppies? It has been proven that micronutrients from natural feeds are absorbed faster and better. Also introduce food supplements, vitamin D, colloidal formulations of calcium oleate into the diet. 0.5 ml per 1 kg is more than enough.
- If dry food is used, they are first soaked in water at room or hot temperature until the dry fragments disappear completely.
How to cook natural food
What dog preferences should a Chihuahua puppy owner know? What will be useful and safe, and what is better to refuse?
- Ground beef is perfect for cute crumbs. To avoid infections, minced meat should be doused with boiling water and held for several minutes.
- Arrange holidays for your four-legged pet. finely chop boiled turkey or chicken.
- Sea fish in the form of minced meat or the smallest pieces of boiled, raw fish will definitely please your puppy. The exception is pollock. the product is too fatty, therefore it is very poorly absorbed.
- Raw eggs are taboo for a dog, because they can be infected with salmonella. A couple of times a week, it is allowed to introduce 1 yolk of a hard-boiled egg into the diet.
- Even if the puppy has poorly formed stools, a squashed banana is shown. A grated apple is also a great dessert.
Due to their low weight, Chihuahua puppies should not be fed with concentrated vitamin supplements, especially add fish oil.
The Chihuahua’s diet is in many ways similar to ours, human. For example, food that is too hot and, conversely, ice cold food from the refrigerator is undesirable for the dog. Running water from the tap is also contraindicated if you think that boiled water is disinfected, chlorine and other impurities have not been canceled. Therefore, in order to avoid inflammatory bowel processes and the formation of kidney stones, pour non-carbonated mineral water into a bowl, in extreme cases, cleaned with a filter.
What you shouldn’t do is give your dog sausage, sausages and smoked meats, pickles. After such nutrition, everything will end with at least dehydration, to the maximum, severe intoxication is possible.
And one more subtlety. never give food to the doggie from the table, even on holidays. Correct and timely feeding is the key to good health in a four-legged pet.
How to feed a Chihuahua puppy at home 1, 2 months
Chihuahuas are dogs whose weight is less than that of a cat. To keep babies kind and cheerful, you need to feed them properly. The diet of a fragile creature should be special. small breed dogs are distinguished by a gentle digestive system.
The basic rules of feeding were told by the breeders of kennels, there are 5 such kennels in total on the territory of Russia, they really are about dogs of noble blood.
Chihuahua puppy recipes
Now you know what to feed a Chihuahua puppy at the age of two months. Now let’s talk about what delicious dishes you can cook at home to please your little pet:
- Boil a slice of beef, cool and cut as little as possible.
- Boil the rice and throw in the chopped beef.
- Add grated carrots.
- Stew the resulting mass and serve the Chihuahua puppy for dinner.
To prepare another fragrant dish, stew eggplant, zucchini, grated carrots, a little onion and finely chop the boiled beef.
If there is scraped raw meat, add grated vegetables and fruits, pour in a little broth. If the Chihuahua stomach reacts negatively to the broth, just add hot water so that the food is not dry and easier to digest. The mass should be thick.
You can introduce buckwheat and cabbage into the diet of a Chihuahua puppy for two months. Mix together buckwheat, raw beef, finely chopped into pieces, cabbage and carrots, boil this mass, if necessary, grind with a blender or an electric meat grinder. Ideally, a dish of mashed potatoes should come out. Season with olive oil for flavor.
If your family prefers lean fish like hake, treat a little friend too. To prevent the fish from turning out too bland, throw in the zucchini, egg and pour in a little milk. It is better not to bake the fish in the oven, but to stew it by dipping it into water. Zucchini are finely chopped, thrown to the fish and stewed together for another 3-4 minutes. It is not superfluous to add milk and eggs.
If the Chihuahua’s intestines are too weak, breeders recommend preparing a dietary meal based on chicken breast. 100 grams is enough. You will also need 120 grams of low-fat cottage cheese and 50 grams of dill. You do not need to cut the chicken, boil it in salted water and, when it cools down, rip it along the fibers. Mix the poultry with the rest of the ingredients.
Every Chihuahua owner needs to understand that what a person can eat is not always allowed for a puppy, and even for an adult dog. Therefore, do not feed your favorite dog from the common table with a tasty treat and do not accustom him to begging:
- do not give sugar, cookies and confectionery, especially ice cream, cakes, condensed milk;
- salt. in a minimum amount, there should be undersalting;
- feeding does not imply experiments with bones, small fish are especially dangerous, which can damage the internal organs of the baby, the esophagus;
- cervelat, salami, balyk. a real test for the dog’s digestive system.
Remember that the health of your beloved pet is in your hands.!
Feeding regimen for a puppy at 3 months
At the age of three months, the puppy receives its first vaccination, after which it can be walked outside. For many owners, this event becomes a holiday, since the pet can be trained to use the toilet outside the home. Feeding regimen is extremely important at three months of age, as you can track the calorie intake and the time after which the pet needs to be taken outside.
The frequency of feeding a puppy at 3 months of age is individual and ranges from 3 to 5 meals per day. The smaller the dog is, the more often it should eat. Deliberately increasing the portion of food when the puppy is not ready for this leads to an overstretching of the stomach, which is fraught with overeating and weight gain in the future.
Dry food for a puppy at 3 months
Most owners prefer to feed their pet dry food because it is convenient and time-saving. However, at the age of three months, the puppy is not ready to eat dry granules and there are a number of good reasons for this. The puppy’s digestive tract gradually adjusts to digest new food. Dry granules entering the digestive tract actively absorb water. At such a young age, feeding with dry food can lead to dehydration, even with active drinking.
Dry food can only be added to the puppy’s diet when soaked. So that the granules do not harm the pet’s body, they must be poured with warm water or broth 10-15 minutes before feeding. After the granules are saturated with water, increase in volume and become soft, they must be crushed and mixed with canned food. For puppies of large breeds, soaked dry food can be introduced into the diet from 3 months, the rest no earlier than 4 months.
Natural food for a 3 month old puppy
Natural food is considered more natural for feeding dogs. At three months of age, the puppy is able to digest almost the entire range of natural products allowed for feeding dogs.
The diet should be based on protein foods:
- Milk, homemade fermented milk products, including cottage cheese.
- Boiled meat or after a long freezing. beef, veal, rabbit, chicken, turkey, in the absence of excess weight, you can duck.
- Peeled and boiled meat offal. heart, lungs, udder, beef liver. Chopped beef tripe can be used raw.
- Boiled and raw chicken and quail eggs.
- Sources of carbohydrates. rice, buckwheat, barley flour. If you are underweight and have no allergies, you can use wheat groats. With the threat of gaining excess weight, you can barley.
- Sources of hard fibers. carrots, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, boiled cabbage, raw potatoes, etc.
- Sources of vitamins. not too sweet and juicy fruits, greens.
At the age of three months, you can cook porridge for the puppy or give food separately. Simple recipes can be used to prepare complex meals. For example, you can make an omelet from eggs and milk, which is fried in a dry pan. Mix cottage cheese and carrots for calcium, protein and vitamin-rich pet food.
Water in the puppy’s diet at 3 months
Water is the basis of blood and all body fluids. With a lack of water, puppies’ blood thickens, which leads to disastrous consequences. In puppies at 3 months of age, dehydration develops rapidly and can cause irreparable harm.
Important! Dehydration is one of the key reasons why it is not recommended to feed puppies at 3 months of age with dry pellets.
Usually, puppies do not have problems with water intake as long as a drinking bowl is readily available. When choosing an industrial diet, make sure that at least two large drinkers are available for your pet. The water should be changed once a day, more often in hot weather. The higher the air temperature, the faster the pathogenic microflora develops in the water, and this is fraught with indigestion and disruption of the gastrointestinal tract.
Features of the development of a puppy at 3 months
The developmental characteristics of a puppy at 3 months may vary slightly depending on the breed. However, almost all puppies between the ages of 3 and 6 months are in the active growth stage. A constantly growing body, the need for communication, activity and the acquisition of new skills forms an overestimated need for energy.
A balanced diet is one of the key factors in the timely formation of a puppy, both physically and mentally. At the age of 3 months, the pet’s body begins to prepare for the change of milk teeth, which leads to an increase in the need for vitamins and microelements. In addition, before the change of milk teeth in a puppy, the immune defense of the body is sharply reduced. During the period of feeding with mother’s milk, the puppy receives not only nutrition, but also antibodies that protect it up to three months of age.
At the age of 2 months or a little older, the pet should be vaccinated. Parasite prophylaxis should be carried out 2 weeks before vaccination. Before preparing for vaccination, you should visit your veterinarian, since vaccinations can only be given to a completely healthy animal. If the doctor discovers that the pet is suffering from any ailment, treatment is carried out first, and after vaccination.
Vitamins and Supplements
Until the puppy leaves the phase of active growth, he constantly needs vitamins and supplements with microelements. If you keep your pet on an industrial diet, its vitamin and mineral needs can be compensated for with quality super premium food or higher. When feeding premium food or a natural diet, vitamin supplements must be added to the puppy’s diet.
With a natural diet, the puppy’s diet contains sources of vitamins and microelements. cottage cheese, liver, eggs, vegetables, fruits, herbs, etc. A balanced diet will compensate for the pet’s needs before the start of the milk teeth change (4–5 months of age). As soon as the front incisors begin to wobble, additional sources of vitamins and minerals or industrial vitamin supplements should be introduced into the pet’s diet.
Commercial canned dog food comes in pates and chunks with gravy. The pate is suitable for feeding a puppy from 1 to 2 months of age. After that, the pet can be transferred to canned food, so that he learns to chew and eat food similar to porridge.
While feeding with canned food, it is important not to forget that the basis of the diet should be milk. If you are on an industrial diet, you should only give your puppy a bitch milk replacer, which is sold as a powder and is diluted with water. To prevent the puppy from developing dehydration, it is necessary to ensure that he is drinking enough water.
A key factor in choosing canned commercial puppy food is quality. Traditionally, feed is divided into four classes. Premium food and higher are suitable for daily feeding of puppies. Economy class food does not contain enough proteins, vitamins, but contain preservatives, flavor enhancers and useless fillers.
How to feed a puppy at 3 months
How to feed a puppy at 3 months old? What can not be fed to a puppy at 3 months old? What to choose dry food, canned food, natural food or mixed feeding? To correctly formulate the diet and feeding regimen, you need to know the peculiarities of the development of a puppy at 3 months. Water, vitamins and supplements play an important role in a puppy’s diet! Let’s take a closer look!
Daily rate for different ages
Yorkies belong to small breeds, respectively, their one-time portions are small. The calculation is based on 1 kg of weight 20 grams of feed, this is not a whole tablespoon.
Advice: if the breeder sees that the dog is hungry, then it is allowed to increase it to 25-30 grams.
Depending on age, the rate per day is as follows:
- up to 1 month. mother’s milk (on demand);
- from 1 to 2 months. 5 meals;
- from 2 to 3 months, also 5 receptions, but closer to 3 m, go up to 4 times a day;
- after 3 and up to 6 months. switch to three meals a day;
- from 6 months to a year. 3 meals a day remain, but starting from 9 months a gradual transition to two meals a day.
Note: some puppies are ready to eat twice a day at 9-10 months, others take longer to get used to. However, by the age of 12 months, absolutely everyone should eat this way.
What to feed
Each age has its own criteria for complementary feeding, and the amount of food needed for a puppy.
In 1 month
From this moment, there is an acquaintance with adult food.
It is recommended to start gradually:
- offer the baby a few pieces of dry food (previously soaked in water). Note: if the food did not arouse interest, then you do not need to insist, tomorrow you should try again;
- give food before the puppies take the mother’s breast;
- when pets began to consume food with pleasure (usually this is observed on the 3rd day after the introduction of complementary foods) to increase the number of feedings.
Yorkie puppies at 1 month old are best given only dry food, because:
- they are easier to digest;
- have a beneficial effect on digestion;
- contain the required minerals and vitamins.
The main thing is to make sure that the selected food is suitable for this age category and is not lower than the premium class.
From the first moments of life, Yorkshire Terriers need special care, this also applies to nutrition.
Veterinarians have developed general feeding rules for these breeds:
- Overeating is prohibited, otherwise the puppy will not be active enough.
- Strictly observe the number of feedings. If there is food left in the bowl, the pet should not be offered food again.
- Keep track of time. Immediately teach that the time for food is given about 20 minutes.
- Remove uneaten food.
- Always leave clean water in the bowl.
- If the puppy eats natural food, then it must be freshly prepared.
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It is important that immediately after birth and for 3 days, puppies eat exclusively maternal colostrum.
Proper feeding of puppies of this breed assumes that:
- dry food is given strictly in the amount and as many times as needed for a particular age;
- if the diet is natural products, then in the morning there should be liquid food, preferably porridge, and at lunchtime and in the evening, meat or fish.
How to feed a York puppy. the daily rate for different ages
For full development, Yorkie puppies need a properly selected diet, taking into account all the characteristics of the breed. This type of dog is considered quite finicky; breeders are required to take into account a lot when compiling a daily diet. Otherwise, the pet will be weaker, lethargic and prone to various diseases.
It is from 2 months of age that it is supposed to clearly know what kind of food the dog will be in the future. dry or natural. The mixed type is prohibited, it is also better not to give different dry food without urgent need.
If the choice is made towards natural food, then for this age you need:
- meat: beef, rabbit, veal; turkey or chicken;
- fish: cod, hake and other low-fat species;
- fat-free cottage cheese or 5%;
- porridge: millet, buckwheat, rice, oatmeal;
- quail eggs; Note: chicken is allowed, but with care.
- pumpkin, bell pepper, beetroot;
- green apple.
Meat is served only raw, it is allowed to make porridge in meat broth. You also need vitamins, they are purchased in zoo pharmacies as prescribed by a veterinarian.
The main thing is that every day the puppy gets porridge, meat, vegetables, fruits every other day, fish and eggs once a week.
How to feed a husky puppy
If you have a husky puppy, think about what to feed him beforehand. The body of a thoroughbred baby requires the preparation of a special diet, in which there is no place for most fatty and fried foods. for example, dishes from the table, cooked in butter.
They are liked to offer their pet by those owners who believe that the animal should get used to eating everything that they give from childhood.
You cannot do this. there is a great risk of harming the growing dog. The consequences can be dire, from mild indigestion to a serious eating disorder.
In addition, by teaching your puppy to eat what people have not eaten, you form the habit of begging and taking away everything that is bad. A dog that has already grown up and gained experience of stealing will take away food, by hook or by crook get it and subdue the owner, taking a strong leadership position.
You do not need to indulge, but firmly tell the baby what you can and cannot eat. In addition, pulling an unfamiliar treat from the dining table, the puppy runs the risk of getting an allergy, which will require treatment from the veterinarian and drawing up a diet.
To prevent this from happening, we recommend feeding your fidget correctly, without overloading his stomach and not experimenting with those dishes that are contraindicated for him. We will understand the intricacies of making a menu for a thoroughbred four-footed friend, and at the same time we will find out which foods are contraindicated for wolves in miniature.
How to feed a month old husky puppy
At this age, it is necessary to divide the portions into several parts, which should be given 5 times a day. This frequency of feeding is necessary due to the increasing demand for energy source and growth.
At this time, the body is just being formed and it needs a lot of vitamins and useful microelements. And they are found in abundance in:
- cottage cheese. it is better to take low-fat;
- fermented milk products (kefir or fermented baked milk);
- sea fish (it is recommended either to choose bones from it, or to choose fish such as salmon or pink salmon);
- beef or venison (the meat should be scalded with boiling water and only then given to the puppy);
- offal (huskies need to be given boiled in order to minimize the risk of helminthic invasion);
- boiled chicken.
It is strictly forbidden to give the puppy pork and lamb. too fatty meats affect the liver and make it difficult to digest food.
To find out what and how to feed a husky puppy at 1 month old, you need to understand one thing: at this age, feeding should be fractional and frequent, and the products should be easily digestible and do not cause digestive problems.
Anything fat is prohibited. Venison is an ideal source of protein, but dogs that are out of the habit or have never lived in the wild may refuse it outright. Chicken, which can cause allergies in some pets, should be fed with caution. In some cases, replacing it with turkey saves it.
Porridge cannot be ignored. they contain a complex of vitamins and envelop the walls of the stomach, creating a feeling of satiety in the puppy, which is especially important for a growing body that needs everything and even more. Do not forget that meat is digested more slowly than other foods, and it is not recommended to offer it at night.
What and how to feed a husky puppy at 1, 5 months? The diet remains the same while maintaining the natural balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates with calcium, phosphorus, etc.
The menu still contains:
- lean meat (provided there is no allergy);
- cottage cheese;
- vegetables and fruits;
You can give the puppy dried fruits. prunes and dried apricots (in small quantities), after clearing them of seeds. with them the baby will receive fructose.
We must not forget about following the diet. Feed the dog up to 2 months 6-5 times a day, decreasing the number of meals with age (2 times from 7 months). An early breakfast should start at 8-9 am, and the last dressing should be done no later than 9-10 pm. Teach the dog to eat everything from the bowl that was given to it. if after 15-20 minutes the pet has not coped with the portion offered to him, remove it. You should not feed the dog just before playing or training. such a rush is fraught with vomiting and disruption of the stomach.
What and how to feed a husky puppy at 2 months?
Again, the main thing is to avoid skewing towards fats and to give the body everything it needs in the right proportions. A balanced diet is the key to harmonious development and growth, as well as the health of your dog, not complicated by problems such as rickets, food allergies, diarrhea, etc.
The list of prohibited products still remains:
- table waste (all fatty, fried, sweet);
- raisins and grapes;
- lamb and pork.
Do not forget that the husky needs iodine. it is better not in synthetic additives in food, but in its natural form. algae or sea fish.
For a two-month-old puppy, you can make the following menu:
- breakfast. a light curd, a fruit mixture of one carrot and a grated apple;
- for lunch, you can give meat (venison, beef, chicken, turkey) or boiled fish with a pre-selected ridge and bones;
- for an afternoon snack, offer the baby sour milk. kefir or fermented baked milk;
- porridge with the addition of meat will be an ideal dish for dinner.
If you do not want to get a sick pet, do not overfeed your puppy. For those who like to pamper the dog with a treat, we remind you that a slice of banana or dried apricots will be an ideal option for sweet husky breeds, but chocolates and cakes are canceled.
How to feed a husky puppy at 3 months
At this age, it is necessary to slowly prepare the growing half-wolf for four meals a day. Don’t forget: a decrease in the number of feedings is adjacent to an increase in portions.
For a three-month-old husky, the diet is still the same: meat and fish are only low-fat, no sweets, the absence of fatty and fried foods from the table in the menu, the mandatory inclusion of calcium-rich cottage cheese, vegetables and cereals in the diet. You can offer your pet this dish:
Porridge with chicken. for four you will need 1 kg of thighs, cooked until half cooked (before bleeding when piercing with a knife). Add rice to the chicken, grated carrots, and cook until the rice is cooked.
How to properly feed your husky puppy dry food?
If you decide to give your pet drying, do not forget that you cannot combine it with natural food. When choosing a truly high-quality product, look at the composition. the more soy, the lower the value of the content. It is better to prefer premium and super-premium products to all kinds of “Chappie” and “Pedigri”. so you will be sure that you are buying a truly balanced diet, and not a cheap substitute for it.
Remember: food allergy may not start in the very first days of its consumption, but after 2-3 months. Monitor your dog’s condition and be careful.
Among the priority brands stand out:
- Royal Canin;
- Eagle pack.
Before choosing a food, consult with your veterinarian. a specialist will help you create a diet and give you valuable advice. Feed your baby correctly, and a strong dog will grow out of him. an excellent protector and loyal friend.