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How to feed your puppy

Puppy feeding regime

Up to 2 months, the puppy is fed 6 times a day – every 3.5 hours (6.30 – 10.00 – 13.30 – 17.00 – 20.30 – 24.00).

From 2 to 4 months, the puppy is fed 5 times a day, every 4 hours (7. 00 – 11. 00 – 15. 00 – 19. 00 – 23. 00).

From 4 to 6 months, 4 times a day.

From 6 to 10 months – 3 times a day.

From 10 months onwards, 2 to 3 times as an adult dog.

Dog food

Dog food should be based on protein foods: meat, mainly raw, dairy products and eggs. On porridge and soup, a good dog will not grow up.


It is recommended to give only beef and mainly, raw. Many dogs are annoyed by the smell of blood and refuse raw meat. In this case, the meat should be scalded with boiling water or lightly fried. Up to a year old puppies should be given 50 g of meat per kilogram of weight per day. For adults Dogs can be given 200 – 250 g of meat per day. Liver, kidneys, heart, udder have a lot of beneficial substances, but they should be given well cooked.Always add finely chopped vegetables to meat. Never give bones. However, there is an exception to this rule. It applies to soft cartilage, but nevertheless, give cartilage only in small quantities. Boiled chicken necks may be fed, after having been broken with a mallet.

Dairy products

First of all, cottage cheese, as the main source of well-digested calcium. Puppies (up to a year old) should be given calcium-enriched cottage cheese, which you have to make yourself (of course, you can also use store-bought cottage cheese). To half a litre of curdled milk, add 2 tablespoons of 10 % calcium chloride to half a litre of milk, bring it to the boiling point. Separate the curd from the buttermilk. The buttermilk can be used to top up oatmeal the next time you feed your puppy.

Milk is dog food, not a drink. It is very beneficial but some dogs are weak from it. Kefir, sour milk are good for digestionIt is useful to add grated cheese to porridges and vegetable mixes. Cheese as a treat is useful during dog training.


Very nutritious. raw egg yolks are better given with dairy products or porridge. raw egg whites are not desirable and are not digestible. Can be fed with boiled eggs or omelette. For a systematic meat diet, 2 to 3 eggs per week are sufficient.

Cereals and bread

These products may not be the dog’s main food, but in small quantities they can and should be used. The nutritional value of groats varies. Oatmeal comes first. Soak them in kefir, buttermilk, broth, milk. Puppies can be fed cooked rice or buckwheat porridge. Pearl semolina is irritating to the puppy’s intestines and should be given in small amounts, or better still, completely eliminated from the diet. it is advisable to add cabbage, carrots, pumpkin and other vegetables to cooked porridges with milkother than potatoes. Adult dogs and adolescent puppies must be offered stale bread.


Carrots, cabbage, pumpkin, swedes, beetroot and other vegetables should be given finely chopped or mashed with a little oil or sour cream. Green, chopped, fresh herbs such as parsley, lettuce, onion leaves are an excellent vitamin supplement to the main food. Fresh fruit and vegetables and dried fruit are good for them. Boiled pumpkin with mashed pumpkin is a good dewormer. When formulating a puppy’s diet, be aware that dairy products, especially cottage cheese, fruit and vegetables, should be introduced to the puppy from a young age.


Raw, finely chopped garlic (1 clove) on a slice of bread with oil, weekly, is a good thing to give to puppies and adult dogs as a dewormer.

Raisins, dried fruit, cheese.

All of these are convenient and useful foods that are used in everypromoting ip training.

A dog needs salt much less than a human. Therefore, it is not necessary to salt the food, but once a week a piece of herring is enough.

Chalk, charcoal.

Apparently, it is necessary for the puppy during the period of intense growth and development. The pieces should be in a place accessible to the dog. If necessary, he will pick them up.

During the period when the dog’s teeth are changing (from 3 to 7 months), it is recommended to give the puppy 2 to 3 tablets of calcium gluconate per day. If the puppy does not eat the calcium tablets, they should be crushed and added to the food.

2 month old puppy’s menu (example)

Option one:

6. 30 – cottage cheese with calcium, warm milk;
10. 30 – porridge with weak meat broth, chopped cooked meat, grated carrot;
13. 30 – a tablespoon of finely chopped raw meat, cooked vegetables (you can give fish instead of meat);
17. 00 – cottage cheese with calcium, warm milk;
20. 30 – porridge with vegetable broth, meat and vegetables;
24. 00 – cooked meat and porridge with milk.

Second Option :

6. 30 – cottage cheese with kefir, milk. You can add a little honey, raisins, egg yolk;
10. 00 – oatmeal with vegetable oil;
13. 30 – grated or finely chopped vegetables with oil or sour cream;
17. 00 – raw meat or cooked fish with greens;
20. 30 – grated cheese with steamed oatmeal, milk, kefir;
24. 00 – meat with greens, vegetables.

As the puppy grows, the number of feedings decreases and the amount of food increases. However, even for an adult dog, it is advisable to give cottage cheese, oatmeal in the morning. During the day – cheese, vegetables with vegetable oil and in the evening – meat.

Of course, this is just an example of a diet. Therefore, depending on material and other possibilities, choose products that contain all the necessary elements to ensure the normal growth and development of the puppy. This is particularly important during the first year of life. Adult dogs are less demanding.

It is not necessary to change the menu all the time. If the puppy is developing normally, the coat is smooth and shiny, if digestion is normal, and you know that your pet is getting all the nutrients it needs, there is no reason to worry. And it is not necessary, as is sometimes the case, to feed your puppy only meat. Replace it with fish, cheese, cottage cheese, and give more vegetables. Remember that an adult dog will only want to eat what it was used to eating as a child.

What not to feed your dog

Hot (straight from the stove), cold (from the fridge), spicy, salty, fatty, sweet, smoked food;

River fish. Only cooked sea fish can be given. Never give fresh water or raw sea fish – worms may occur;

Do not give bones instead of food. Contrary to popular belief, bones are evil for dogs. Firstly, they are not absorbable. Secondly, they can cause constipation and other health problems.

Particularly dangerous are tube-shaped bones, which split into sharp pieces. Bones also contribute to the rapid wear of teeth;

Do not feed a steady diet of pasta, pulses, white bread, potatoes, peas, producewheat flour;

a dog must not know what a sausage, sausage, ham is. However, many owners will not see that this is expensive and dangerous. Smoked meat products are poison to dogs. They damage the liver and the dog risks dying even at a young age. We do not know what additives are used in such products to give them an attractive appearance;

A puppy must not know the taste of sugar and sweets. Sweets reduce appetite, disturb digestion. In addition, they destroy the teeth and severely affect the eyes, which begin to water;

Do not feed pork and fatty mutton, raw chicken;

Spices should not be added to food: pepper, bay leaves, spicy tomato sauce;

dog food must be fresh.

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