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SOME HELPFUL TIPS ON FEEDING YOUR BEST FRIEND

Many people consider their dogs to be their best friends. Why shouldn’t they? A dog can be one of the very best friends we have in the world. It’s in your best interest to take care of your best friend. If you take care of your dog, he/she will take care of you.

What is the best way to feed your dog?

Let’s look at some of the following variables:

THE PUPPY

Puppies eat differently than adult dogs do. Puppies need more nutritional value in the beginning. Puppies need to eat like puppies. Here is a breakdown of how to handle your puppy’s feeding times.

1)If your puppy is only 203 months, he/she needs to eat 4 meals a day. This is standard.

2)Once your puppy gets to 3-6 months, cut it down to 3 meals daily.

3)When your puppy gets to 6 months to a year, only give him/her 2 meals a day. This can also be said for puppies who are 24 months old. The main point to take away from this is the age. As they get older, you really don’t have to feed your puppy as much.

Most times your puppy will start letting go of his/her mother’s milk by the first month. Now this will take some time. Don’t expect it to happen over night. This is a big adjustment for your puppy, especially if the mother is living with you too. Puppies need to grow apart from the mother naturally.

TIPS ON GETTING YOUR PUPPY TO TRY NORMAL ADULT FOOD

1) Your puppy is going to need encouragement. Some look at this as being lazy or stubborn. Your puppy is not being either. He/she just needs motivation. Try putting some food on your finger. Allow your puppy the chance to lick it off. This might seem silly to you, but it’s not to your puppy.

2) Try wetting the food. Adjust the food to a soup-like consistency. When you go from feeding your puppy/dog Beneful on youtube to adult food, it’s a big adjustment. Give your puppy a chance. He/she might even reject it at first. Don’t be put off by this. This is normal. He/she will come around.

WHAT ARE THE KEY NUTRIENTS FOR YOUR DOG

1)PROTEIN–This is a big one. Protein helps to build the tissues in your puppy. Once he/she becomes a full-grown dog, the tissues should be fully grown.

2)FATS–This is actually a good thing for your dog. Fats help to grow a healthy brain. Fats also help to keep the hair/skin healthy.

3)WATER–This is something that is a must. Always have a full water dish available to your dog, no matter what the age is.

BENEFUL

When it comes to dog/puppy food, this is one of the best brands to give him/her. Check with your dog’s doctor to see which type of dog food is best. There are so many out on the market. Never make an assumption about this. Certain Beneful brands are only good for puppies. You can find Beneful at all major grocery stores and pet supply stores.

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