How many times do you feed 8 week old puppy?

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Puppy Feeding Schedule

We get to bring home a new puppy when he is 7 weeks of age as a guide dog puppy raiser. The packet of information we received the same day contained a puppy feeding schedule. We wrote about puppy feeding schedules about 4 years ago and thought it would be a good time to update.

I didn’t know the schedule had changed until a few months after I arrived in Dublin.

Puppies in training get the latest and greatest puppy feeding schedule.

There is a puppy feeding schedule.

Guide Dogs of America set those guidelines. The school has changed our puppy food 3 times. Canidae was fed to Stetson when he was a child. Derby needs to eat Natural Balance. Dublin was eating. Apache is eating the same as Purina Pro Plan.

A Few Things I’ve Learned About Feeding Your Puppy

I have learned a lot as a puppy raiser. The age of your puppy, the amount of exercise you do, and the size of your puppy will all affect the amount of food you need.

One thing I’ve learned is that puppies require more food then adult dogs.  I scaled back on the amount of food I feed both Linus and Stetson to 1 cup twice a day. Both Stetson and Linus started gaining a little too much weight.  On the other hand Apache eats more food then any of my past puppies.  He’s currently eating 2 1/2 cups in the morning and 2 cups in the evening for a total of 4 1/2 cups.  I may even need to add to that as he’s looking a little thinner then when he first got here.

If you want to know how often you should feed your puppy and what the best food is for him, you should talk to your vet. The dog food advisor website is a great resource. They have a lot of reviews, but I like to look through their comment section to see what the regular users think. I think about dog and puppy food.

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How often should you feed a puppy? Tell us about it in the comments.

Puppy Needs

The first thing new owners should know is that puppies need more calories than older dogs, when adjusted for body weight. Puppies are small bundles of energy that are constantly moving. They sleep when they aren’t doing these activities because they want to rest up for their next adventure.

If you don’t know what canned or dehydrated dog foods are, you can read our complete guide here. You don’t want to feed your pup hard foods until they are at least 9 weeks old.

Usually 8 weeks. Puppies should have a full set of teeth and be able to eat dry food. No two dogs are the same. If you are nine weeks into your puppy’s transition to dry food, and they are still on mush, don’t panic.

Puppy Feeding Chart And Nutrition

If you aren’t sure what canned or dehydrated dog foods are, read our complete guide here. You don’t want to feed your pup hard foods until they are at least 9 weeks old.

Proper nutrition is needed for your puppy to thrive. Provide a high-quality puppy food. Most puppies should eat three times a day. It helps prevent blood sugar drops in small breeds.

Proper nutrition is needed for your puppy to thrive. Provide a high-quality puppy food. Most puppies should eat three times a day. It helps prevent blood sugar drops in small breeds.

Feed the amount recommended on the packaging for your dog’s weight. If the feeding amount needs to be adjusted, check your dog’s weight every few days. Add more food if your puppy doesn’t seem to be gaining weight. The offering should be reduced if it leaves a lot behind. Discuss the types of food you are feeding, the number of times a day you feed, and the amount of food you consume at your doctor’s office. Ask your doctor if you need to make diet changes.

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A poorly-constructed diet can be dangerous if you wish to feed homemade puppy food. It’s a good idea to talk to your vet about the recipe you plan to use. You will need to make sure it is a balanced recipe, using the right ingredients, and that you are feeding an adequate amount of calories.

Your puppy can have a variety of treats as long as they are safe, non-toxic, healthy, and make up no more than 10 percent of his daily intake.

Puppy Diet

After 6 to 8 weeks of age, most puppies leave their mothers and begin eating solid food. A puppy food formulated for dogs of their size should be eaten by a 2-month-old.

Puppies need more calories than adult dogs due to their body weight. The number of calories a puppy needs depends on their size, activity level, and weight.

The calorific requirements for the different breed sizes are listed.

335 for toy-breed dogs, 400 for small-breed dogs, 530 for medium-breed dogs, and 980 for large-breed dogs.

It is a good idea for new pet owners to consult their vet’s office for guidance related to their puppy’s diet and nutrition.

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