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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.

Every dog needs daily exercise for mental and physical stimulation. The proper amount depends on the breed type, age and health status of your dog. Providing enough exercise will improve your dog's health and prevent household destruction and other behavior problems common in underexercised dogs.


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