When you welcome a new furry friend into your life, it’s important to feed them the appropriate food that’s specially made to meet their nutritional needs. Depending on the size and breed of your puppy, different nutritional needs must be met so that they get a well-balanced meal and gain weight at an appropriate rate.
If you struggle with choosing the right food for your puppy, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips you can use when choosing the right food for your beautiful fur-baby.
- Your puppy’s age and activity level. As your puppy grows big and strong, their bodies require different nutritional needs. Depending on the size and breed, you need to switch your puppy’s food to adult dog food when they are around 1 to 2 years old.
- Your puppy’s nutritional needs. You should closely monitor your dog’s health and shape. If your puppy is thin or chubby, you can adjust the amount of food intake they are getting daily or even switch up the food brand.
- Wet food and dry food. Puppy food often comes wet or dry. Depending on your puppy’s preferences, you can feed them either one of these types of foods. If you’re not sure which food your puppy would like, you can mix wet food with dry food and feed it to them. Make sure to observe which one your puppy likes.
- Always ask questions. While at a pet supply store, never be too shy to ask the employees questions on your puppy’s food and other essentials. Our Pet Counselors are always eager to help you make the best decisions for your fur-baby. They know lots about your puppy’s breed, size, age, and nutritional needs to point you in the right direction.
- Consult your puppy’s vet. If you’re facing problems with your puppy’s weight or health, your veterinarian is only one call away. Make sure to discuss the best food options and develop a healthy and nutritious plan for your puppy.
Always ensure that you’re feeding your puppy the right amount of food with quality ingredients that promotes wellness and appropriate weight gain. Never feed your puppy human food (even table scraps) as this can create bad eating habits in your furry friend.
With enough research and patience, your furry best friend will grow up to become a healthy and happy dog!