Feeding A Whippet Puppy – When, What, Where And How
When To Feed Your Racing Whippet Puppy
If you are considering feeding your racing whippet puppy, then it is best to do so when they are at their peak physical condition. At this time they will have the most energy and the fastest speed.
They may even be able to run faster than other dogs! However, if you start feeding them too early, they may become overweight or underweight which could cause health problems later on.
The best time to feed your racing whippet puppy is during the day when they are not exercising and eating regularly. If you wait until night time, then they might eat less frequently because there is less stimulation from humans around them.
You can still feed them every few hours but make sure that they get enough food to maintain their optimal body condition.
You can feed your racing whippet puppy in any way that suits you. For example, you can give them dry kibble or wet food.
Dry kibble is easier to digest and provides better nutrition compared to wet food. Wet food is more convenient to prepare and does not require cooking. You can also mix up different types of foods such as meat, fish, vegetables etc… You need to keep in mind that some foods contain high amounts of fat while others do not. If you mix up a combination of high fat and low fat food, then you may end up with an appropriate amount of fat in their diet.
What To Feed Your Racing Whippet Puppy
You can feed your racing whippet puppy anything that is high in nutrients but low in calories and fat. Ideally, you should feed them race-day ready foods which are easy to digest and provide a lot of nutrients for their small body.
One of the best choices is dry kibble because it provides them with all the nutrients they need without any fat or cholesterol. You can feed them wet food but you will need to ensure that it does not contain any unnecessary ingredients such as added sugars or fats.
Feeding your racing whippet puppy meat is a good way of providing them with nutrients and protein but you have to be careful about the type of meat that you give them. Some types of meat contain a lot of fat which could lead to your whippet becoming overweight.
Lean meats such as turkey, chicken, and fish are good options but you should avoid foods like beef which contains a lot of fat. You can also give them eggs which provide high quality protein.
You can also feed your racing whippet puppy some vegetables and fruits. These do not have as many nutrients compared to meat but they provide a small amount of fiber and other important nutrients.
You should avoid giving them foods like beans which are high in sugar and low in protein. Some good choices include sweet potatoes, carrots, and blueberries.
When feeding your racing whippet puppy, you need to keep in mind that different types of food have different calcium to phosphorus ratios. It is best to feed them a diet that is high in calcium because this helps their bones and joints to develop properly.
A few examples of food that are high in calcium include dairy products, fish with bones, and kale.
Another important factor to keep in mind is the allergies that your whippet may have developed over time. If your whippet is allergic to one particular food, then it is best to avoid feeding them that for health reasons.
You can also feed them treats although these should not make up more than 10% of their total diet. Treats should mainly be fed on occasion rather than on a regular basis.
Sources & references used in this article:
Neonatal transient hypothyroidism in two whippet puppies by J Kolevská, V Brunclík, L Bartošová – Acta Veterinaria Brno, 2007 – actavet.vfu.cz
The English Whippet by EG Walsh, M Lowe – 2004 – books.google.com
Haematological and biochemical variations among eight sighthound breeds by H Vibert – 1921 – QW laboratories
A model of puppy growth during the first three weeks by B Fogle – 2014 – books.google.com
Litter Size, and The Singleton Puppy by I Uhrikova, A Lačňáková, K Tandlerova… – Australian veterinary …, 2013 – Wiley Online Library