I have two feeding questions for my pup. I have a 12 week Yellow Lab. I have been feeding her Natural Balance that our other dogs (smaller breeds) eat. I know this is likely a portion issue, but she is picking up weight too fast. I will reduce the portions and wonder what other owners have used. I know the bag portion recommendations are too high. Also, I am thinking of switching to the best dry food I can afford to do my best to protect her hips. Not sure I can quite afford Orijen. What do you think about Wellness Core compared to Arcana puppy food?
Stregowski says, “Establish a good relationship with your vet.
A puppy’s meal schedule must include three measured meals a day, preferably at the same time every day. The best time for your puppy’s first meal is around 7 a.m., noontime for lunch, and 5 p.m. for dinner. The last meal should always be around 5 p.m. so that he will have ample time to digest his food and before bedtime. Stick to this basic puppy feeding schedule until the puppy reaches 14 to 18 weeks old, at which point the meal schedule should change to two meals a day (unless your veterinarian suggests otherwise). The meals should consist of a healthy and well-balanced diet that has been . This means refraining from cheaper dog foods that contains fillers and sugars rather than high quality nutrients. While these foods will make your dog appear to be full and satisfied, they are not giving your dog , and he may feel the need to eat more as he tries to meet those nutritional needs. Lesser puppy foods can undoubtedly affect the long-term growth and overall health of your puppy as well as cause upset, constipation or diarrhea, which makes house training that much more of a challenge. To keep your puppy at healthy weight, make sure not to overfeed him even if he is begging for more. This is especially tricky with some breeds, who always appear to be hungry and who are predisposed to becoming overweight as a result. If you have any questions regarding exactly how much food your puppy should be eating in the course of a day, talk to your veterinarian or the breeder rather than guess. Do your research on the ingredients that go into different so that you can make the most informed choice on which puppy-formulated and adult dog food you will buy. If your puppy appears to be reluctant about eating his food, you might try feeding him inside his crate so that he can eat without feeling threatened or distracted. This can also discourages him from eliminating right after he eats. In addition, it is best to allow about fifteen minutes to pass after giving the puppy water before you take him outside to eliminate. Of course, you will need to be patient during the learning process and be ready to take him outside again if it appears that he needs to eliminate again. In the first stages of , it is best to take him outside to eliminate every 1.5 hours. Give him some water to drink about fifteen minutes before taking him outside. As the house-training progresses, the puppy will be able to last for longer intervals without feeling the need to eliminate. Right before bedtime, after the puppy has eliminated outside, spend a few minutes playing gently with your puppy – nothing that will get him too excited. Congratulations. You are on your way with a that sleeps well all night.
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I’m confused, spending $60 a bag and I have to call this company up and ask them there calcium content of there food? Solid gold Barking at the moon is what I chose. I called the company when I started her on this food and they it was a great puppy food. It states all stages. I am definitely looking for a food rice free. I want the best for my girl hoping to keep her fit and not over weight. She can easily eat twice the recommended feeding that is on the label.
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