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A. Puppy food packaging usually contains information on the recommended amount of food that a puppy needs. However, the amount can vary depending on your puppy’s particular breed, weight and size, whether the puppy has specific nutritional requirements that deviate from the norm, and sometimes, on how active your puppy is. If you have any questions or concerns regarding how much you should be feeding your puppy at each meal time, consult your veterinarian.

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A healthy puppy should be fed on average 5-8% of their body weight per day – this will decrease as they get older, which you see on our lovely table below. FOR EXAMPLE: A 10kg puppy would require 500 – 800g grams of puppy food per day.
To determine how much raw food to feed your puppy, you should portion about 2-3% of your puppy`s ideal adult weight. If you`re not sure what their ideal adult weight will be, you can feed them about 10% of their current weight.
Puppies 6 Months to 1 Year Old

Around six months of age, decrease the number of feedings to twice a day: once in the morning and once in the evening. Again, you`ll want to take the total amount of food he needs in a day and divide it between the two meals.

A simple rule of thumb is to feed your puppy 20g per 1kg of body weight per day.
From when you bring your puppy home at eight weeks until they are four months old, it`s best to feed them four meals a day. At four months, reduce this to three meals a day and when they turn six months, reduce to two meals. Continue a morning and evening meal for your pup`s life.
AMOUNT TO FEED

A 30kg dog requires approximately 600g per day, or 4.2kg over a week.

Over-nutrition can cause health problems other than excessive weight gain including loose stools, abdominal discomfort and swelling. Overfeeding puts more demands on the digestive system and reduces its efficiency, subsequently resulting in upset digestion.
How do I know if I am feeding my puppy enough? Puppies need to eat a lot- and not too much. You should be able to feel but not see their ribs, and they should have a visible waist when you look down at them. Body condition, not the amount eaten or left in the bowl, should determine portion sizes.
Yes, dogs can eat carrots. In fact, not only is this vegetable safe, but it also can serve as a healthy, low-calorie snack for your pup.
But in all honesty, there`s no `right time` for a puppy to go to sleep, as long as it`s the same every night. While this may be the case, do note that your puppy will need, on average, around 8-10 hours of sleep per night.
Puppies should be fed 5-6% of their growing body weight and Adult dogs should be fed 2-3% of their ideal body weight. Some dogs may need, more or less to maintain proper weight. We recommend feeding any dogs over the age of 6 months twice a day.
As an example from the puppy feeding chart, if your puppy`s expected adult bodyweight is 5-10kg, then they should be eating 100-160g of food to start off with, and gradually increasing to 120-195g at the age of six months.
You can feed them before or after a walk, but you have to ensure that the walk or exercise takes place at least one hour before or after the meal is eaten. Any exercise performed within that hour can result in an increased risk of gastric dilatation-volvulus, which is something just not worth risking for your pup.
Is There a Best Time to Feed Your Dog? “While there is no best time, with most dogs that eat twice a day, it is best to feed them in the morning as soon as you get up and then again when you get home from work in the afternoon,” says Dr. Sara Ochoa, veterinary consultant for doglab.com who practices in Texas.
Are Cucumbers Safe for Dogs? Cucumbers are perfectly safe for dogs to eat, and offer a low-calorie, crunchy snack that many dogs love.
Mixed Feeding dry and wet for puppies

For example if you normally feed your dog: 150g of dry food and you reduce the amount to 100g. This leaves a difference of 50g, therefore we would recommend you replace it with 100g of the Lovejoys Wet Puppy Food.

Dogs weighing around 30 pounds (14 kg) or less are generally considered small dogs and any breed over 55 pounds (25 kg) is usually considered a large dog. This means that medium dogs span a wide range of body weights.
AMOUNT TO FEED

A 15kg dog requires approximately 300g per day, or 2.1kg over a week.

How often should my puppy eat? Puppies should eat three times a day from weaning through four to six months, if possible. After six months, twice-a-day feedings are fine.
Very young puppies need to eat a high-quality puppy food diet approximately 3 to 4 times per day. The frequency of feeding puppies goes down to 3 times per day at around 3 to 6 months of age, and 2 times per day at around 6 to 12 months.
Switching from three to two meals at six months old is likely to be ok for most small breed dogs as they finish growing sooner than large breeds. Large breed pups can continue growing up until 12-16 months of age and for this reason, they might need to continue three times daily feeding until then.
It might seem as though your little pup is hungry all the time and in bouts that can feel sudden. But the reason for this is that your furry friend is growing 20 times faster than a mature dog. So, they`ll need a lot more energy to get them through that growth.
Low energy is a symptom of not eating enough. If they don`t have enough calories they will not have the energy to play. Their fur starts to fall out or they start gaining bald patches because they do not have the resources or energy to spare to grow their normally luscious coat. They will be more prone to illness.
Growing pups need more calories, fat, minerals, and protein than adult dogs and should eat high-quality food formulated just for their age. Choose a food consisting mostly of meat and avoid unnecessary additives, such as dyes and flavors. Free feeding works for some puppies, but feeding schedules usually work better.

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Q. How do I get my dog to stop chewing on things? I kennel her when I leave for a few hours, but I can’t go to the mailbox without her eating something.
ANSWER : A. If she’s young, then this is just normal puppy behavior. Don’t worry about it. The thing about puppies is, they explore using their mouths. If your puppy grabs a coat hanger, or a slipper, you should roll up a newspaper, and smack yourself on the head with it for leaving those things out.. your puppy is going to explore things, that’s normal! It is 100% up to YOU to keep those things away from your puppy when your puppy is unsupervised… even for just a moment.

Remember to never scold your puppy for grabbing these things. They are just curious little cuties, and they don’t chew things up to bother us.. Dogs do not have intentional thought, so they aren’t ever doing anything ON PURPOSE to us.. The most important thing you can do when your puppy is chewing something you don’t want her to be chewing is TRADE her the inappropriate item with a toy of hers, so she understands “no honey, that isn’t what puppies chew on… THIS is what puppies chew on!” and then begin playing with her using her toy to show her that TOYS ARE FUN.. Way more fun than a boring ol’ coat hanger.

Another helpful thing you can do is have two bags of toys. In each bag is many different kinds of toys. Lots of chew toys, lots of soft squeaky toys, lots of rope-type toys, a bunch of balls.. All kinds of things! For one week you have bag#1’s toys out for your puppy to play with.. At the end of the one week, you collect those toys, and you bring out bag#2! The toys will be more interesting/feel like new to your puppy, which will in-turn, make her chew less inappropriate things. Her toys are too fun to care about that dumb Wii-mote that you left laying around.

Hope this helps!

Q. I’m fostering some now motherless 5 week old Pitbull puppies. There are 5 of them. How much do I feed them? I give them blue buffalo puppy food by wa
ANSWER : A. It should say on the Blue Buffalo on the back under, “puppies” or some sort of age chart. Make sure it’s puppy food.. puppies need extra protein and nutrients. http://bluebuffalo.com/product-finder/dog/?facets=Puppy,Dog_DryFood#

http://www.bullytree.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Feeding-Chart-Blue-Buffalo.gif – On the back of a puppy-food bag from Blue Buffalo it says underneath 3-5 months, “3 to 20 lbs: feed 1/3 – 1 1/4 cups per day” and “21 to 50 lbs: feed 1 1/2 – 3 cups per day.” Make sure you are breaking that up into at least three meals. Let’s say you decide to feed them 1 1/2 cups per day each, then, you should measure that out, and set it aside. Throughout the day, you should offer at least three mealtimes with that set-aside amount. You want to start with the least amount, and then if they seem hungry (licking the floors, begging you constantly for food, whining/crying) feed them a little more until you get it right. Do not overfeed, and try to avoid underfeeding a well.

Q. My puppy refuses to walk outside on the leash. This only happens when we’re outside… Is it stubbornness or fear?
ANSWER : A. It is never stubbornness. Dogs are not stubborn, they can’t be. Dogs do not generalize well, and dogs display fearful behavior that appears to be stubbornness. Absolutely NEVER force this dog to walk outside when he is uncomfortable with doing so.. the more you force him to do it, opposition reflex – the more he will resist. The more he resists and is forced into it, the less he learns about being comfortable, and the more he becomes fearful of you and of the situation.

What you can do is carry extremely high value treats outside with you. Things like cooked white meat chicken, cooked fish, turkey pepperoni, turkey bacon, diced ham, mozzarella cheese sticks – all cut up into tiny little pea-sized pieces. You can also use peanut butter in a squeeze tube. First, put on the leash indoors and begin feeding him the treats. Help him make positive associations with having the leash put on. Then, take the leash off, and start over in 10min. Put the leash on, feed treats, walk to the door, open the door, feed treats, close door, take off leash. Start over in 10min. Put on leash, feed treats, go to door, feed treats, open door, feed treats, go outside, feed tons of treats and praise. Keep Titus in his comfort zone. If he doesn’t want to go far, just feed him tons of treats where he IS comfortable going. Make sure everything is calm/happy/positive. I bet in a week of doing this, he will be happy with walk further and further all of the time. If ever he is uncomfortable, feed him lots of treats for being a brave boy, and then turn around and go back home. It’s all about keeping him in his comfort zone.. it’s all about remaining within his threshold and never forcing him to feed uncomfortable.

This is very common for puppies. The world is scary! It’s brand new to them, and it’s up to you to make their interactions and discoveries positive, happy, calm, and to never force them into anything.

Q. We just adopted a Lab puppy who seems to be hungry all the time. She is usually awake by 4:30 am. Wondering on when and how much to feed her?
ANSWER : A. It depends on the food you feed her. Read the back of the bag of food, whatever it says on the back under “amount for puppy”, decrease that by a very small amount. Often kibble bags encourage overeating to sell more product.

You should be feeding the puppy at three set times throughout the day. A nice and early breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make sure you aren’t feeding too close to bedtime. Give the puppy an hour after eating before bed in case she has to eliminate outdoors again before bed.

I’m wondering if maybe she’s just waking up at 4:30am to be taken outside to eliminate. Puppies can typically only hold their bladders 1 hour per month of age, plus 1.. and that’s typically pushing it until after 6mo of age. Have you tried just bringing the puppy outdoors, and then luring her back into her crate with a high value treat? See if she’ll go back to sleep.

Q. How much should I feed my puppy?
ANSWER : A. Puppy food packaging usually contains information on the recommended amount of food that a puppy needs. However, the amount can vary depending on your puppy’s particular breed, weight and size, whether the puppy has specific nutritional requirements that deviate from the norm, and sometimes, on how active your puppy is. If you have any questions or concerns regarding how much you should be feeding your puppy at each meal time, consult your veterinarian.

Q. My puppy is urinating a lot. And the lady I gave one of the puppies to said she thinks her puppy has diabetes could my puppy have it to
ANSWER : A. It is not likely that either one of these puppies has diabetes. It is very uncommon for a puppy that young to have diabetes. If your puppy is straining to urinate or is urinating very small amounts frequently and cannot seem to wait for very long between urination, he may have a urinary tract infection. It is quite possible that your puppy is completely normal. I would suggest an exam with your veterinarian and discuss the behavior with them. They may suggest a urinalysis. Your puppy should be going to the vet at 3 week intervals for vaccinations at this age, so you can discuss it when he has his next set of vaccines. The other person with the other puppy should also be taking hers to a vet for proper immunizations and she should also discuss her concerns with her vet.

Q. How long should I feed puppy food to my puppy?
ANSWER : A. A puppy should be given puppy food from around the time that the mother begins weaning her pups until the puppy reaches about the age of one year. This is generally true for all dogs, unless your veterinarian has concerns about your puppy’s growth. Under those circumstances, your veterinarian will make alternate recommendations for your puppy’s diet. Otherwise, around one year, you may begin giving your puppy an adult formula dog food at meal times.

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Q. How much to feed 3lb and 5lb puppies?
ANSWER : A. Feed the best food you can afford and check the packaging for suggestions on how much to feed. Puppies do best with several small meals per day, but at least two, morning and evening will help keep him/her on a schedule with housetraining and help them not be so hungry in between meals. Weight your puppies weekly and use this as your guide. If they are feeling too bony, increase their feed slightly. You should be able to feel ribs, hips and spine with gentle pressure, not just under the skin and not have to press too hard to find them. This rule of thumb works throughout your dog’s lifetime.