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What to Feed a Puppy

Updated on December 10, 2009

A puppy needs a lot of attention and care, especially when it comes to his food. Here's some information on how much food a puppy needs, and what special treats he might like.

So, now you are a proud owner of a cute, new puppy. Do you know where to go from here?

Let's start with talking about feeding the new guy. A puppy needs a lot of care and attention, especially when it comes to feeding. Some patience and perseverance is required but you will be rewarded with a loving and healthy dog.

Puppies grow very quickly and need high levels of energy from their diets. Bear in mind that since puppies' stomachs are very small, they need to get the proper balance of nutrients in a concentrated amount of food. Puppies' mouths are small too, which means that the product needs to be made especially for them. So remember that most adult dog foods are not appropriate for puppies. A few are appropriate, but only if they are fed at the right levels.

Another thing to keep in mind is meal sizes. Meal sizes for puppies will vary with the breed of dog, and depend on whether you feed meat or dry or a combination.

Here are some quick general rules that apply to most puppies.

Generally, a puppy should be allowed up to 30 minutes to eat. After that, remove any uneaten food and serve a fresh portion at the next meal.Puppies should be fed only puppy food and not table scraps.All pets need to have fresh water available at all times.Puppies like to chew! Give yours some rawhides or chew toys.Routine veterinary visits are important.

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