Feeding A Corgi Puppy – The Best Schedules For Small Breeds
The most common question asked by people when they are considering adopting a puppy from a breeder or buying one at pet stores is “How much do I need to feed it?”
. People often don’t want to spend money on their new family member because they think it’s too expensive. But there is nothing wrong with spending some extra money if your budget allows. And if you’re like me, then you’ll probably have to buy a few things just so you can get started.
I’ve been working as a freelance writer since 2009 and my writing has appeared in various online publications such as: PetMD, PetFinder, Dogster, and others. My work has received several awards including the 2010 Pet Writers Association Award for Best Online Writing (Best Blog) and the 2011 National Society of Professional Journalists’ Webby Award for Best Website (Blog). You can see more of my writing here.
As a blogger, I’m always looking out for ways to improve my own writing skills and make them even better. One thing that helped me was reading other blogs where they share their experience with dog ownership. So I decided to compile all these experiences into one place so you could learn from each other’s mistakes! Here are some tips on how to feed your puppy properly:
1) Choose a good quality food for your pup.
I’ve done a lot of research on dog food and have found the very best to be Blue Buffalo. I’ve been feeding my dogs Blue Life Protection Formula for over two years now and they absolutely love it. The first ingredient is chicken, followed by whole grains and other nutritious ingredients. The price is about $40 for a thirty-pound bag, but this should last your pup at least a month (more if your dog is smaller or not very active).
2) Be wary of foods that have a lot of additives, like corn and wheat.
These are not necessarily bad for your dog, but they can lead to weight gain and other problems (see below).
3) Keep in mind that some food may simply be too rich for a puppy’s stomach.
If you’re choosing a food with meat as the first ingredient, there’s a good chance your puppy will have some trouble digesting it. This may cause diarrhea, vomiting, and/or decreased appetite. If this happens, try feeding your dog a simpler food without any meat or meat by-products for a day or two and see if there’s any improvement. Also, keep in mind that you’ll need to stay one step ahead of your puppy’s growing teeth; larger dogs tend to have stronger jaws that can tear through toys and other objects with ease.
4) Feed your puppy 3 or 4 times per day until he is six months old.
After this, you can feed him twice a day until he is a year old. At this age, most dogs are ready to eat twice a day indefinitely. Also at this age, you can switch him to an adult food if you choose.
5) As your dog gets older, he may start to eat less and/or lose his appetite.
If this happens, you may have to give him medication to avoid stomach/digestive problems. Keep an eye on your dog’s weight and adjust the feeding amount as necessary.
Good luck with your new family member!
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