If you’ve got a new puppy in your house, I’m going to tell you how much to feed a puppy a day. The first thing you need to know is how often and how much you are going to feed your puppy.
How to choose the best kibble for puppies
You can feed kibble unless you balance the home food. protein is very important for dogs especially puppies. because they are in the growing stage in their early life to know the protein content on the kibble, always look on the bag to know the ingredient. it should be Protein. (can be Chicken, Salmon, beef) but we prefer chicken. Kibble is an advantage for the people who are vegetarian, can just pour this into the bowl.
The ingredient you should have on the bag is Meat, It should be at least 27% minimum.it ranges from 27% to 32%. So make sure your Kibble has a minimum of 27% protein
The 2nd main ingredient on the bag is DHA.DHA is very important for brain development. Your bag should have at least about .05% of DHA
3rd ingredient should be Omega 3 and 4th should be Omega 6 fatty acids. These are very important as well for the eyes, brain development, and heart.
It’s like the ingredient in the fish oil and should be present in this bag as well.
So if your bag has this nutrition then it’s a good brand, you can buy those. And do make sure it has Grain in it. We are also about to switch from grain-free to grain.
How many times to feed a puppy per day
The puppy should be fed 3 times a day. We have evenly spaced out.
- In the morning we can feed at 7:00 am
- After 6 hrs, at 1:00 pm
- Then after 6.5 hrs later at 7:30 pm
So that before his sleep time he gets about 3 hrs break and we can go to bed by 10:30 pm.
How much to feed a puppy per day
It is very important to feed the puppy according to his weight. If you give your puppy home-cooked food, you never know how many calories it will contain. So if you feed him less, he can lose weight and become skinny.
And if you feed him more, he can be obese as you don’t know how many calories it has. and if he gets fat, your puppy can have many problems in life.
So kibbles will be the right solution for this. Please check in the kibble bag to know how much to feed your puppy. you can see quantities based on your puppy’s weight. use a measuring cup to feed the correct quantity. Kibble will be a little too hard for a puppy, he may face problems in chewing we can take some warm water to soak for 20 minutes, then kibble will become soft and loose after 30 minutes.
You can measure the amount of food based on your puppy’s weight. Use a measuring cup to feed the right amount. The kibble will be a little hard for a puppy, he may have problems chewing, we can soak it in a little warm water for 20 minutes, and then the kibble will become soft and loose after 30 minutes.
How to gradually change puppy food
You can change the food in a week and not instantly. because ingredients in different brands are different and The puppy is young it won’t be able to digest the change easily. which can cause loose motions and diarrhea. so change it in a week and as per the below,
- Give 75% of the old food and 25% of the new food for 2 days
- Then next 2 days 50% old and 50% new
- Then next 2 days give 25% old and 75% new
- Then on the 7th day, you can give 100% new food
Can we feed Treats to Puppies?
You may have questions like when can we start giving treats to a puppy. The answer to this question is treated doesn’t have such an age requirement. but treats bags have a feeding guide that says how many you can use in a day. treats also have some calories. so make sure that you only buy puppy treats for a puppy. Because adult dog treats are different than puppy treats.
I hope you have now got an idea of how much to feed a puppy a day. Let us know your thoughts and suggestions below.