What Are You Going to
Feed Your New Puppy?
Congratulations on getting
your new puppy. You are about to embark on a wonderful journey that
will last for many years. Puppies give us a lot of love and they
grow up into dogs who give us even more love so it is reasonable to
conclude that you would want to feed your new puppy the best food
that you can. With so many different choices out there for what you
can feed your new friend it is difficult sometimes to understand
what the differences are. Here are some suggestions to help you to
make an informed and wise decision in feeding your new puppy.
One thing that you are going
to notice about your new puppy is that it is just a total dynamic a
ball of energy. That energy needs to have a source, and that is the
food that you feed it. That is why it is so important to feed your
new puppy the proper food so that it can maintain the energy level
that needs, as well as to grow. And grow it will! Puppies grow at
an alarming rate, especially when they are part of a large breed
family. So it is very important that you make sure that you are
giving your new puppy all the nutrients and energy that it needs by
feeding it properly.
One of the most convenient
ways to make sure that you are feeding your puppy properly is to buy
an all in one dry dog food that is made for puppies. Many people
feed puppies a wet food, and it would be proper to mix some of
the wet food in with the dry as long as you kept the proportions
correct. Having dry dog food, however, is a good way to ensure that
your puppy is getting all of the nutrients that it requires.
You may also want to
supplement your new puppy's diet in some way to ensure that it is
not being shortchanged with the vitamins and minerals that it is
getting. It is especially important at this young age that they get
everything that they need so that they can grow properly and still
have plenty of energy to be a puppy. You should also make sure that
you are not over feeding your new puppy. As with any dog they will
usually tell you that they are hungry, even when they are not. This
can really pack on the weight and you could end up with a dog with
an obesity problem which is very unhealthy for the dog.
When a puppy is small is the
best time to begin training it in proper eating etiquette. Do not
let it crowd the bowl as you are beginning to feed it. Make the dog
sit and wait patiently while you fill its bowl and continue to sit
until you give it the okay to eat. Many breeds, as they get older,
tend to be very possessive about their food. If you start young in
your training then you will have a better chance of having a well
mannered dog later in life.
Having a new puppy is one of
the greatest joys that I've ever had in my life and watching it grow
up as a part of my family just made it all the more joyful. Make
sure that you do everything that you can to take care of this new
member of your family. Feed it well, give it lots of love, and it
will give you a lifetime of love in return.