Medium breed puppies need much more energy and nutrients to grow properly. For Shar Pei, Pinscher, Russian and English Cocker Spaniel, French Bulldog, Beagle, Jack Russell, Pug, Corgi and others puppies premium class dry food, holistic.
Natural food should be high in meat, fiber, calcium and minerals. It is better to choose a special complex depending on the breed. For example, for a spaniel. a food that provides a large amount of energy is needed, since the dog is often used for hunting.
A two-month-old puppy can be fed five times a day, increasing the interval to 4 hours.
However, at this age, it is worth focusing on the baby’s appetite and weight gain. If necessary, at this age, you can still leave frequent feedings.
It is useful to mix cottage cheese with a small amount of whey. At this age, you can add boiled fish to lean meat, vegetables, porridge.
A feature of small breed dogs is their inherent pathology of the heart and blood vessels. Therefore, for puppies of toy terrier, dachshund, Yorkshire terrier, spitz, Chinese crested, Pekingese. Shih Tzu, Bichon Frize and other decorative breeds, it is necessary to additionally give complexes of vitamins and minerals.
The diet should not allow obesity, so lean meat should be the basis. You can not give frequent snacks and abuse delicacies. For example, the fluffy fur coat of the Pomeranian Spitz is useful for sea fish.
Nutrition should provide the need for calcium. cottage cheese and mineral complex supplements.
Three-month-old puppies keep five meals a day, increasing the serving size. For dry food, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the packaging. For natural food. from 250 to 450 grams, depending on the breed, appetite and temperament of the puppy.
At the age of up to 3 months, the proportion of meat in the diet should be 40%, 40.50% fermented milk products, the rest. vegetables and cereals. Meat is not used in the form of minced meat, in the stomach it sticks together into a lump and is difficult to digest.
What can not be fed
We have highlighted the foods that should form the basis of the puppy’s diet. There are foods that are strictly prohibited from being added to his diet:
- sweets and sweet pastries, a loaf. The glucose in them will cause fermentation and gastrointestinal problems. obesity;
- salt and spices;
- tubular bones. Dangerous for their fragments, which can pierce the intestines;
- pork. which is the source of trichinosis, which is difficult to cure;
- cabbage and legumes;
- whole milk;
- River fish;
- raw chicken;
- boiled potatoes;
- sausages and anything that contains preservatives.
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Older than 4 months
During this period, the diet is revised. The share of meat products should be increased to 70%. Accordingly, the proportion of fermented milk products decreases. From the age of four months, it is allowed to give offal. Liver is especially good for puppies.
The amount of cereals and vegetables is left the same, but the amount of fish can be increased. Preference is given to marine species.
From 4 to 6 months, the puppy should eat four times, in the morning and in the evening and twice in the afternoon.
From 5 months it is worth slightly increasing the portion size, focusing on the dog itself.
If the owner plans to switch to dry food from natural food, it is better to start with six months.
You can already try to transfer a seven-month-old dog to three meals a day, that is, remove one day’s feeding. In any case, by the age of 10 months, he will have to eat three times a day.
From a year on, the dog should already switch to two meals a day. Note that in decorative breeds, transitions to less frequent feeding occur much faster than in large breeds.
Diet depending on the breed
Regardless of the breed, you need to feed the pet, observing all the basic rules.
Briefly about the main
- The puppy’s diet must be approached carefully, making it up depending on age and breed;
- Monthly babies are fed six times a day, with an interval of three hours;
- Gradually, the number of feedings is reduced, focusing on the age and behavior of the dog itself;
- Serving size and calorie content, as the number of feeds decreases, increases.
In no case should the following foods be included in the diet of a puppy, like an adult Chihuahua:
- pork. it overloads the dog’s liver due to high fat content;
- sausage. it is better not to give anything from your table at all, except perhaps low-fat cheese as a reward
- canned food;
- raw fish;
- sweet bell pepper;
- tubular bones;
If you do decide to give milk to your dog, then do it infrequently and always watch your pet’s stool. If the baby’s body cannot cope, then it is better to give up milk forever.
If you give any of the prohibited foods, then very quickly your dog will have problems in the work of the gastrointestinal tract. For example, gastritis may appear.
Choosing a feeding system
- ready-made feed;
- natural products.
What to feed the Chihuahua is up to you. But remember that you cannot suddenly switch from one diet to another. It is also undesirable to mix different types of food. All this will have a bad effect on the physical condition of the dog. You need to take care of your pet correctly.
During the first three weeks of life, puppies eat only their mother’s milk. It contains all the substances necessary for the proper growth and development of the baby. At about a month, puppies begin to give their first complementary foods. For example, soaked pieces of premium or super premium ready-to-eat food.
The first time you have to feed the puppy the same food that he ate from the breeder. It is necessary to transfer the pet to a different diet gradually so as not to disrupt the work of the gastrointestinal tract.
How and what to feed a Chihuahua
Each owner should know what to feed a Chihuahua, and what you can. If the owner of the dog is a supporter of ready-made food, then he needs to choose only premium or super premium food. Lovers of natural food will have to compose a feeding ration for their dog themselves, not forgetting to add mineral and vitamin supplements.
This article will discuss how to feed a dog at home, how to choose ready-made food and make a menu correctly so that there are no health problems.
To compose a diet from natural products will require not only strength, but also certain knowledge. If you do not have time to prepare food for your dog at home, then you should not take it.
In order for the puppy to develop as expected, it is necessary to take proper care of him. When composing a diet for a puppy from natural products, you need to take into account that the food should be not only tasty, but also healthy. Therefore, the daily menu should consist of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, mineral supplements and vitamins.
Protein can be served in the form of meat, fish, cottage cheese, cheese. Carbohydrates are found in rice, wheat, potatoes, pasta. Fats can be fed to the puppy in the form of the same meat or vegetable oil can be added to food.
From meat, you can give boiled beef or veal. By-products. kidneys, liver, heart. Before giving a pet meat products, they must be boiled, otherwise the risk of infection with worms increases.
If you are going to give your puppy a sea fish, then it also needs to be boiled, and then freed from the bones. Fish is served twice a week, replacing meat with it.
Once a week, give one egg in the form of an omelet. You can add vegetable salad and porridge to it.
From cereals, you can give rice, rolled oats, buckwheat, making porridge from them. Do not use milk when cooking. It is best to do this with water or meat broth. If you are going to feed your puppy with pasta, then serve well cooked. To please your baby, you can sprinkle them with grated cheese. In general, grated cheese can be sprinkled on any ready-made dish. Potatoes can be given to the dog cooked, without adding salt.
Of fermented milk products, it is best to give preference to cottage cheese or homemade cheese, kefir, fermented baked milk. Skip milk. If you give your dog milk, it may develop diarrhea. But it is necessary to give tea with milk to a nursing bitch. This drink helps the dog’s body produce milk.
Vegetables are best boiled or stewed first. If you decide to grate raw vegetables and make a salad, then you need to add vegetable oil and herbs to it.
Chihuahua vitamins can be found not only in special foods and vegetables, but also in fruits. Especially in apples. Fruit should be served clean and chopped.
Sometimes you can give the puppies crackers. They are great for developing jaw muscles. Chopped carrots are also suitable for this purpose.
The diet of an adult Chihuahua at home is practically no different from the menu for a puppy. After a year, the dog needs to be fed only twice a day. The number of products is increasing. Vitamin and mineral complementary foods should be given according to the age of the pet. Low-fat cheese, chopped carrots or apples are suitable as a delicacy.
The following table lists the typical monthly food intake. This is the daily rate, which must be divided by the number of feedings, according to the rules set out above.
Chihuahua dry food has a number of advantages.
Firstly, to prepare it, you do not need to spend energy on drawing up a diet. It is enough to purchase a pack of food, preferably premium or super premium, and give it to the dog in the prescribed amount. Recommendations for the use of a particular feed can be read on its packaging.
Secondly, the composition of a good ready-made feed, for example a super premium class, has the right balance of mineral complementary foods, vitamins and biologically active substances. Therefore, the dog does not have to buy special supplements for complementary foods.
Thirdly, such food is easy to store or take with you. In addition, this Chihuahua feeding is suitable for very busy owners.
In order for your dog to grow up healthy and vigorous, you cannot skimp on its nutrition. You need to choose only premium or super premium feed. This is where the only drawback of such feed is manifested. the price is too high. But the Chihuahua is a super mini dog, so he eats very little. This means that one box will last for a long time.
Super premium ornamental food is suitable for your dog. Always select a product that is suitable for your Chihuahua’s age. ready-made foods are available for both puppies and adult dogs.
If the dog is allergic to any food, then it is better not to experiment, but to immediately purchase a special hypoallergenic food. Before purchasing such food, you should contact your veterinarian. He will advise on the optimal food for your pet.
Every good super premium ready-to-eat food should contain vegetables, grains, whole meat, vitamins, natural preservatives, herbs, minerals, supplements for immunity, growth and strengthening of joints.
There is a small amount of meat products in premium feed. Most of the food is poorly digestible components, so the digestibility is average.
Super premium food is as close as possible to natural food. The absorption rate is very low due to the correct balance of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
To properly care for your pet, you need to know what diet he needs at a certain age. Chihuahuas should be fed several times a day, and as they grow older, this number decreases, while the daily amount of food increases.
At two months, you need to feed the puppy six times a day. From two months to four, you need to reduce food intake to five times a day. From four months to six, the dog is already fed four times a day. From six months to twelve, it will be enough to feed the Chihuahua three times a day. After twelve months, an adult dog is fed twice a day. This usually happens in the morning and evening.
Taking care of your Chihuahua needs to be done properly so that the dog is comfortable. When feeding, always use the following guidelines:
Never feed your dog food that is too hot or cold. Food should be at room temperature.
Never feed your pet from your table. Teach the Chihuahua to eat: it should eat in its place at the right time. An exception is low-fat cheese, vegetables and fruits, which can be given as a reward.
In the hot season, it is best to feed your dog once a day. But the pet should always have access to water. It should not be from the tap or boiled. It is best to use a filter or purchase clean bottled water. You need to change the water in the bowl three to four times a day.
The daily amount of food should be evenly divided into small portions for the whole day. Watch how the Chihuahua eats. If food remains after feeding, it means that the dog has a lot of such food. If the pet continues to lick the bowl, then the amount of food needs to be slightly increased.
Do not overdo it. it is strictly forbidden to overfeed the super mini dog. Otherwise, pet health problems cannot be avoided. For example, obesity, disruption of work in the musculoskeletal system of the dog is possible.
Natural products must be of high quality. If the food begins to disappear, they must be thrown away immediately so that the pet does not get poisoned. Always wash fruits and vegetables well. Pay special attention to fermented milk products: cottage cheese, homemade cheese, fermented baked milk should always be fresh. Otherwise, intestinal function may be disrupted.
You should not cook food from natural products for several days in advance. If you do make blanks, then always store them in the refrigerator.
If your dog has diarrhea, stop feeding him for 24 hours. In this case, the dog must have access to water. If after two days the diarrhea has not ended, and the Chihuahua has lost appetite, you need to urgently consult a doctor.
Do not use candy or cookies for promotion. Low-fat cheese, fruit, or slices of raw carrots are perfect for this.
When to switch to two meals a day?
It is necessary to transfer the puppy to two meals a day at the age of 6-7 months. In order not to harm the health of the pet, it is necessary to gradually reduce the number of meals. Feeding should be carried out after a walk 2 times a day, morning and evening. It is recommended to give the puppy food at a strictly defined time. In this case, you should feed the dog only half of the daily dosage of food indicated on the product packaging.
If the puppy does not want to adapt to the new meal schedule, it should be switched to three meals a day. In this case, it is necessary to divide the daily feed rate into 3 equal parts.
What can you feed?
The following foods are allowed to be included in the pet’s diet.
- Low-fat meat: veal, beef. Up to six months of age, meat should make up 40% of the daily diet. For 1 kg of body weight of the cub, 30 g of fillet is given. The puppy can eat both raw and cooked meat. You can leave the product half-baked by pouring boiling water over it. Such a procedure will help to kill the eggs of parasites and pathogenic microorganisms, as well as simultaneously preserve the natural structure of animal protein.
- Milk nutritional mixtures. This product can be fed to a puppy for six months. Milk drinks support the pet’s immune system and strengthen its musculoskeletal system. Veterinarians recommend buying goat milk because it is hypoallergenic. If you plan to feed the puppy with cow’s milk, then it should be diluted with water to prevent the development of diarrhea.
- Chicken or turkey. Bird fillets must be freed from small bones and skins. Chicken skin contains a large amount of fat, which disrupts pet’s digestion. Before giving meat to a puppy, chop it into small pieces.
- Dairy products. They contain more beneficial bacteria and calcium than dairy products. It is recommended to include cottage cheese, sour cream or kefir with a small percentage of fat in the baby’s diet. Fermented milk drinks ensure the proper digestion and absorption of solid foods. Eating them regularly will give your puppy strong teeth.
- Fish fillet. It can be given to your pet 2 times a week. The most suitable option for young is the meat of sea fish. It contains practically no bones, unlike river species, from the use of which the puppy can choke or damage its throat. It is necessary to carefully choose the fish for the pet. helminth eggs may be present in the fillet.
- Porridge. Cereals are high in complex carbohydrates and coarse fiber, which are necessary for the normal development of the pet. For the puppy, prepare semolina, rice, buckwheat or oatmeal porridge in milk. In this case, it is necessary to carefully monitor the condition of the animal. Plant foods are a common cause of allergic reactions in dogs. With the development of diarrhea, it will be necessary to exclude cereals from the animal’s diet for 7-10 days.
- Vegetables. They contain many vitamins that are necessary to maintain intracellular metabolism. As part of home feeding, your puppy should be given pumpkin, beets, carrots, and squash. Do not give vegetables raw. the dog will refuse to eat them. You should give a small amount of vegetable puree made from stewed fruits. As your dog gets older, you can add leafy greens to the dish.
- Fruits and berries other than grapes. They make up about 5% of a dog’s diet. Fruit fruits are given to pets as a treat. Puppies are forbidden to eat a lot of fruits and berries due to their high content of organic acids.
Once every 2-4 weeks, it is allowed to give the puppy raw or boiled eggs. They are rich in animal protein and calcium, able to provide the animal with a large amount of energy.
You can feed your puppy dry food every month. Ready-made granules contain all the ingredients dogs need, so owners do not need to compose and adjust their pet’s diet on their own. It is necessary to gradually transfer the puppy from dairy food to dry food, because a sharp transition to a new type of food can lead to bloating, gas formation and constipation.
Puppy owners should familiarize themselves with the rules for feeding their dog dry food:
- feed mixture is purchased depending on the age and breed of the animal;
- you should choose a brand of well-known manufacturers;
- there are 3 types of pellets: economy class, premium class and super premium class; the puppy should only eat premium and super premium food;
- along with the cow mixture, the puppy should be given a mineral complex;
- water is needed to soften the food coma.
You need to feed the puppy with one thing. either “natural” or dry food. It is strictly forbidden to constantly alternate dry food with fresh products.
Do not include the following foods in your puppy.
- Confectionery and baked goods. They are distinguished by a high sugar content, which activates fermentation processes in the gastrointestinal tract. Chemical reaction negatively affects the digestion and absorption of nutrients in predatory animals.
- Whole milk. Puppies do not digest dairy.
- Spicy, pickled, spicy and salty dishes.
- Pork. This type of meat product may contain trichinosis. Infectious disease in dogs is difficult to treat. There is a high risk of death.
- Boiled potatoes. Starch is not absorbed in the dog’s body.
- Sausages, sausages and other offal. Contains impurities that are toxic to pets, preservatives, flavors and colors.
- Chicken bones. Cutting small pieces of bone can enter the puppy‘s respiratory system or esophagus, resulting in injury or death.
- Legumes and cabbage. Activate fermentation in the stomach.
- River fish, raw chicken. Fillets may contain worm eggs.
Monthly puppies are forbidden to give liquid cereals, a loaf, pasta.
What and how to feed your puppy?
Inexperienced dog breeders often wonder how and how to feed a puppy. Cubs are highly active and grow intensively. The body constantly needs a large number of calories to replenish the energy costs that went into creating new cells. Therefore, the younger the pet is, the higher the frequency of feeding it. For the normal functioning of internal organs, the puppy needs not only milk and meat, but also cereals, vegetables and a small amount of fruits.
What to feed your 4 week old puppy?
Animal health problems develop as a result of an improperly selected diet. To avoid negative consequences, it is necessary to correctly develop the daily pet menu. During the first months of a young dog’s life, a number of hormonal changes take place, under the influence of which the work of the digestive system also changes. Puppies switch from baby food to solid foods, the gastrointestinal tract gets used to the digestion of new food, the colonization of microflora.
Normally, the adaptation process takes place without discomfort for the animal itself. To avoid problems with feeding the animal, veterinarians advise the owners to adhere to the following rules.
- Introducing fractional nutrition. If the puppy overeats 1-2 times a day, he will become constipated. Due to the large amount of food, distension of the stomach is possible, the development of obesity. Inappropriate nutrition leads to dramatic changes in the plasma concentration of glucose in the blood. With a sudden drop in sugar, the puppy will feel an acute sense of hunger, due to which the daily food intake increases. As a result, excess nutrient compounds will be deposited in the form of subcutaneous and visceral fat.
- Correct positioning of the bowl. Experienced breeders do not recommend feeding your puppy from a bowl on the floor. The utensils should stand firmly on the support, flush with the dog’s chest. This approach will help to avoid deformation of the spine, reduce the load on the neck, and form the correct posture of the dog. Puppies will grow, so it is recommended that you purchase height-adjustable lifting stands in advance. For small breeds, such equipment is not needed.
- There should be equal time intervals between meals. The dog adapts to the new feeding schedule. The amount of food for each breed is different, so you should consult your veterinarian before feeding your puppy. A specialist will help you take into account all the breed characteristics of the dog. If, after eating, the puppy has food left in the bowl, then next time it is necessary to put 20% less food.
- Prohibited foods must be completely eliminated. You cannot give your dog a cookie or a loaf as a snack; you will need to wean the puppy from begging for food from the person’s table. If the pet eats natural products, it needs to be heated up to 18-20 ° C. You can’t feed your puppy with monotonous food.
- Permanent access to drinking water. In hot weather, you will need to change the fluid 2 times a day. In winter, you can put a bowl of water once in the morning and refill only if necessary. The dog should not eat only dry food. For normal digestion of food, she needs to drink liquid to soften the food lump and
You need to feed a puppy, regardless of its breed and age, only after a walk. Dogs are carnivores whose digestive system assimilates and processes food under resting conditions. If the puppy eats before going outside, he may have stomach problems.
The pet’s diet should contain meat products, which should be fed to the dog at least once a week.
Diet in 2-3 months
During this period, you need to replace milk and nutritional mixtures with solid feed. The puppy’s digestive system must gradually adapt to the digestion of coarse fibers. It should be remembered that animals grow several times faster than humans. Dogs require large amounts of calories to maintain an intense rate of development. The energy value of breast milk and special complementary foods is insufficient to cover all the energy costs of a growing organism.
From the age of 2 months, you should feed the pet soaked in water or milk with dry food. For 100 g of product, there should be 1.5 glasses of water. The pet can boil buckwheat, millet, rice groats, oatmeal. In order for him to grow up healthy, his diet must include lean meats and lean broth. For the safety of the pet, it is necessary to pour over the fillet with boiling water or place it in the freezer for 1-2 days. Such treatment will prevent the possible development of an infectious or parasitic disease.
It is allowed to give your pet sour kefir with a high percentage of fat, natural yogurt or fermented baked milk. Curd must be softened with whey. A puppy can get vitamins from a small amount of stewed or boiled vegetables.
Feeding at the age of 1 month
In the first month of life, the basis of a newborn’s diet is mother’s milk. If the female does not have enough secretion or there are more than 4 pups in the litter, artificial feeding should be introduced from the age of 2-3 weeks.
To prepare the nutritional mixture, you need to mix sterilized cow’s milk, goat’s milk and cream of 20% fat in a ratio of 3: 1: 1. Then add 2-3 raw quail eggs to 1 liter of complementary foods. All ingredients must be thoroughly mixed and, if necessary, heated before giving the mixture to a month old puppy.
It is allowed to purchase ready-made serum or dry formula for newborn babies. In this case, you should carefully familiarize yourself with the composition of the product. It should be as close as possible to the structure of the natural milk of dogs.
How many times a day to give food?
A month-old puppy needs to be fed frequently, so his first meal should be between 7:00 am and 8:00 am. The pet dines at the age of 4 weeks at 20: 00-22: 00. The later the feeding takes place, the higher the chance for restful sleep of the animal.
If the puppy feels hungry at night, he will immediately wake up, whine and yap to draw attention to himself. Even if he asks for food, the pet cannot be fed from 22:00 to 6:00. His digestive system is not used to such stress, so the gastrointestinal tract needs a break. To prevent night hunger, you should give your puppy a high-calorie protein meal before bed. For example, formula milk or meat.
The diet for the calf varies depending on its age:
- at 2 months, you should feed him up to 5-6 times a day, an interval of 2-3 hours is required between meals;
- from 2 to 4 months, it is necessary to reduce the frequency of meals to 4-5 times a day with an interval of 4 hours;
- from 4 to 6 months, it is allowed to feed only 3-4 times a day;
- from 6 to 10 months, the puppy must remain on three meals a day, at least 6 hours must pass between meals;
- from 10 to 12 months, almost a teenage dog usually eats 2 times a day after a walk.
If, for any reason, your dog skips a meal, do not give him 2 times more food in the evening. In this case, the feeding schedule and the amount of portions should remain unchanged.
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Diet depending on age
The basis for drawing up a full-fledged diet is the rule: the younger the puppy is raised, the more times a day he is given food. Regardless of the age of the pet, the diet must be completely balanced and must satisfy all the requirements of the growing body.
From the age of three weeks, it is imperative to give the puppy clean and high-quality drinking water, which should be poured into a special bowl or a stable drinker
It is very important to replace the water in the sippy cup with fresh water about three times a day, but not too cold. If the puppy is vigorous and active, as well as positive dynamics of weight gain and growth, it means that the pet is developing absolutely normally.
Feeding Medium Breed Puppies
The needs of medium breed puppies vary greatly depending on lifestyle and temperament. Almost all medium-sized dogs tend to be moderate to high activity and therefore need a lot of calories.
When composing a diet, at least 50% is allocated to protein foods. The remaining 50% of the daily food intake should be cereals and vegetables. However, when it comes to a puppy who is barely 2 months old, high carbohydrates can lead to rapid fat gain.
With industrial feeding, it is better to stop the choice on pate. By the age of 3 months, the puppy will have an almost complete set of milk teeth, so wet food can be added to the diet in the form of chunks with gravy. It is imperative to leave a milk replacer in the diet as source of calcium and minerals.
Up to a month
Up to 2 weeks of age, puppies suckle their mother up to 12 times a day, up to 3 weeks of age they are applied 10 times, up to a month the frequency decreases to 6. You also need to feed the puppies using mother’s milk substitutes.
At 3 weeks of age, you can start complementary feeding using:
- cottage cheese diluted with milk. 20-30 ml;
- yogurt. 15-20 ml;
- egg. ½ pcs.;
- minced boiled meat diluted with broth to a mushy state, 15-20 ml;
- minced meat from boiled fish, diluted to porridge, 15-20 ml each.
If the puppy is full, he will refuse from the surplus feed. If the indicated dose is small, add 5-6 g of butter to the feed, or sour cream no more than a teaspoon.
Complementary feeding for puppies of the first month of life
Complementary foods begin to be introduced to puppies at the third or fourth week of life. During this period, milk teeth erupt in them. Kids are already more active, they sleep less, play more and frolic.
The change of food is carried out in stages and only if the puppy is strong and healthy. Initially, the product is injected once a day and the pet’s condition is monitored, whether it has a stomach ache or diarrhea. It is better to start introducing complementary foods in the morning.
If there are no changes in the state of health, then within one to two weeks it is necessary to transfer the babies to other feeds. Chopped, not salted boiled cereals (oatmeal, rice or buckwheat) are added to the food. Boil them in chicken or beef broth.
Frozen or boiled water low-fat minced meat (chicken or beef), low-fat cottage cheese.
All complementary foods should be fresh and warm. The amount of porridge should not exceed 400 grams per day, cottage cheese should not exceed 20 grams. Meat products are introduced with 5 grams (half a teaspoon). Puppies up to 1 month old need to eat every three to four hours, at night the baby’s ventricle should rest.
What time, before a walk or after
Optimal feeding times for an adult dog are 7:00 am. 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. 9:00 pm. However, this mode can be slightly changed by adjusting to the owner’s schedule.
It is important to consider your dog’s activity and give him enough time to digest and rest.
You can not feed your pet immediately before exercise (walking) or immediately after it. It is especially dangerous to walk with a full stomach for active dogs and representatives of large breeds. due to the structural features of the gastrointestinal tract (gastrointestinal tract).
There is a great threat of gastric or intestinal volvulus. This condition is life-threatening for the pet and requires urgent veterinary care, often surgical intervention.
You can take your pet for a walk only 3. 4 hours after eating, not earlier. First, the dog goes outside to empty himself, and in a shorter time he will not have time to fill his bladder and intestines. Secondly, to avoid health problems.
After the walk, it should take about half an hour. an hour before giving the pet food. The dog should rest after action and adjust to a relaxed mood for eating. If the pet is fed once a day, then you need to do it in the evening, food can be served at 18:00. 19:00 in the evening, then take it out for a walk no earlier than 22:00.
If you adhere to such schedules exactly, this will help the dog not only feel good, but will also form a stable habit of going to the toilet exclusively on the street, which will have a qualitative effect on the cleanliness of the house.
Unlike human health food, evening feeds are more important for a dog than morning feeds. With two meals a day, it is necessary to distribute portions so that at least 60% of the daily food volume is consumed by the dog during the second meal, that is, at night.
How to feed a puppy for 2 months
Starting from two months, mother’s milk is replaced by the so-called “adult” food. This period is characterized by very intensive growth processes of the puppy, as well as the need to receive a large amount of energy. A puppy up to three months of age can be fed dry prepared food soaked in warm boiled water, at the rate of 100 grams of granules per one and a half glasses of liquid.
The basis of the natural diet of a puppy at this age must necessarily be represented by high-quality lean meat, low-fat meat broth, as well as wheat, oatmeal, rice and buckwheat groats. Starting from the age of two months, your pet should be given such fermented milk products as not too acidic and fatty kefir, fermented baked milk or bio-yogurt. Cottage cheese must be mixed with a small amount of whey before giving to the pet. Boiled or stewed vegetables have a very positive effect on the growing body.
As you already know, the artificial grass tray is especially popular now. In addition to it, sand and regular newspaper can also be good fillers. Experts say that dogs, at the subconscious level, have a positive attitude towards trays with such fillers. If you settled on diapers, then you need to remember that they need to be changed periodically. If you have sand poured into a container at home, then the more there is, the better.
Correct Tray Selection
The first step in choosing a litter box is your pet’s size. If your dog is a puppy, then a large container will be uncomfortable for her, she will not use it.