Puppy Feeding Schedule Chart -Amount

Puppy feeding habits: A puppy must always be fed his meals according to a puppy feeding schedule or chart at the same times and place. Up until around four months of age, the puppy will need to eat about four meals a day. At four to eight months a puppy must eat - three meals a day, at eight to twelve - two meals a day, and from twelve months on up - one meal a day, although this varies sometimes. Not too long ago, it was recommended to feed a puppy only one time a day, but now it has been observed that it is better to feed smaller amounts about four times a day. Doing this avoid the puppy from becoming stuffed and avoids gastrointestinal problems from occurring since it helps the puppy feel lighter and helps him be more attentive during the day and night. If your puppy still has food in his plate and it has been sitting for fifteen minutes, take the food from him. If the puppy were still hungry, he would have eaten it. After your puppy has eaten give him some time to digest his food and never force him to eat. If you notice he is having trouble eating, or does not want to eat, get in touch with your veterinarian. Dogs have a tendency to "beg" at the dinner table, but it's important to not feed them this type of food since it contains condiments that could cause gastrointestinal problems. Another thing that must never be fed to a puppy is bird bones because they are dangerous. Bones in general, such as fish bones and any type of bird bones, can perforate the puppies or dogs intestine causing serious peritonitis. This happens because bones often times crack and splinter. The only type of bone that is recommended for a dog to chew on is rawhide and synthetic ones (chewing on these can cause the dogs teeth to become deformed though). Always have fresh clean water available twenty four hours a day, making sure to change your puppy's water two or three times a day.

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