Feeding Your Puppy.
What Type of Food?
We strongly recommend you continue feeding your new puppy the TLC PUPPY FOOD food that he/she will be started on. Just one way we do our best to
make sure your new puppy has the best start possible. Skimping on
nutrition will not produce a strong healthy puppy or adult dog. But
even if you choose to use a different food, please be sure it is a high quality, super premium
food. We will of course send you home with a small bag of food that can be
mixed with your new food that will last your puppy a couple of days.
How Much Should My Puppy Eat?
puppies need a lot of nutrition, therefore eat a lot! We recommend
feeding your puppy three times daily and allowing him/her to eat as much
as they would like per feeding, then when he/she is finished, remove
the dish until the next feeding time. Growing puppies are very active
and rarely will one become overweight, unless kenneled excessively and
not allowed to get enough exercise. However, that being said, please
use common sense. If your puppy is getting too heavy, cut back on the
amount he/she is eating a bit, if he/she is too thin, encourage him/her
to eat more. Unless a puppy is receiving a lot of treats or table
scraps, he/she won't become finicky and will eat the same food everyday
without tiring of it. Table scraps should NEVER be given as they can
cause stomach upset, finickiness and cause obesity. When your puppy is
about 5-6 months of age, cut back to two feeding per day for the rest of
your dog's life.
Should I Feed My Dog Supplements?
There are a number of nutritional supplements out there, but we have used NuVet Vitamins for years and we believe they are necessary of what your dog is lacking in food. We take a multivitamin everyday and believe our pets should too. You may order directly from the manufacturer by calling 1-800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 58279, or ordering online at http://www.nuvet.com/58279
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