Nutrition for Puppies

When a new puppy is bought home, the first desire of every pet owner is to feed it. Now the problem arises as to what kind of food should be used? What are your pet's nutritional needs? Will he like or dislike the food you offer him? It is important to ensure that your vet is involved in your puppy's diet plans.

You must make sure that the dog food that you bring is helathy and delicious. You must try your level best to get something suitable to his stage of life, for instance if he is a puppy, then you must buy him puppy food and in case of a grown up dog buy him dog food. You must make the decision on what food to feed him before bringing him home as this helps to avert the last minute decisions which may prove to be unhealthy for your pet.

Most pleasing is the dry food as it is easy to store and usually tastes good. Moreover, it helps to keep the teeth clean. Soft and moist are the perfect choice for the dog as they eat most of the food which helps them to get the additional nutrition. Canned food, although easily available, have the highest content of water and thus contain less nutrition and as a result of this you may have to feed your dog more than usual food in order to reach his nutritional requirements.

You must make it a must to look at the nutritional value on the label to ensure if there is enough fat, protein, calories and other nutrients for your dog or not. You must also ensure that the food is tasty and the price is not too expensive.

If your dog becomes choosy and eats only certain things, then it may be due to change in diet. Therefore, give dog some time to adjust. Even after that if he doesn't eat then try a new food. If the problem still persists then refer yo a vet to ensure that nothing in wrong.

Some people tend to feed their dogs from the table which should be avoided. This is because feeding off the table is like in between meal snacking and kills the dog's appetite.