Food for young puppy


I am writing this article for the first time dog owners. I have seen much death in pups because of feeding wrong food.

6 to 8 weeks of age

At this age, a pup should get mothers milk. sometimes it is not possible to keep a pup with the mother and it is at this crucial stage a dog is separated from mother and sold to new dog owners. In such situation, a dog should be fed a good quality milk replacer diet available in market,


  Weaning your puppy to solid food.

This is not an overnight process not you should try to do it fast. Start from 4 to 6 weeks of age. Try to introduce some good quality starter food available commercially. First try giving the starter food mixed in milk replacer, then slowly reduce the quantity of milk replacer over two weeks time and increase the quantity of starter food.

Some starter food

  How often to feed

Puppies should be fed four to five times a day, so if you are feeding half cup twice daily , better divide it into one fourth cup four times a day.

Smaller and frequent meals are easier to digest for the puppy. after about three months of age introduce meat in his diet. please remember it should be pure meat and not a mix of meat product and corn- as a very famous dog food company has in its commercial packet food. So it is better to introduce home cooked chicken in your growing puppy’s diet. after about seven to eight months your pup enter into adulthood, reduce the frequency of meals to two times a day. Switch to adult diet slowly.


Post Author: Dr Suranjan Sarkar

Dr Suranjan Sarkar is a small animal veterinarian, working in this field since 1996. His area of expertise includes emergency and critical care medicine. He writes a blog to share his experiences in areas of his interest such as veterinary, pets, gardening, occult, social media etc. He says” One can express all his feelings by writing only”.

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