|Puppies 8 to 12 weeks old need four meals a day. Puppies three to six
months old need three meals a day. Puppies six months to one year need
two meals a day. When your dog is one year old, one meal a day is usually
enough. For some dogs (such as larger ones or those prone to bloat), it's
better to continue to feed two smaller meals. Premium-quality dry foods
provides a well-balanced diet and may be mixed with water, broth or some
canned food. Your dog may enjoy cottage cheese, cooked egg, fruits and
vegetables, but these additions should not total more than 10 percent of
your dog's daily food intake.
|Your dog's energy requirements are largely based on his weight and
activity level. Check the package and follow instructions carefully. If
you feed your dog twice a day, divide the daily requirement by two to get
the proper feeding amount.
|Many, many veterinarians are taught that commercial kibble provides
the best nutritional value for your puppy or dog. If your vet recommends
Science Diet or another popular brand of commercial dog food, ask him why
he so highly recommends it. Also, don't be intimidated, and ask him what
type of nutritional background or scientific literature he has for the
basis of his recommendation. You don't need to attack your vet, merely
gather useful information so that you can make an informed decision as
to what food will be best for your new puppy or dog.
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