The right food for your dog
The proper food is very important for your dog or a puppy. Dogs get all needed nutrients from food, so you should pay attention to the kind of food you are giving to them. Although, many of you like to cook and prepare meals for your pet, it is a much better option to use commercial dog food. It is hard to make a meal that contains all that your dog need. Treats should be avoided. They are one of the reasons for obesity among dogs! You can use it only when you are training your dog. In order to give the right amount of food to your dog, you will have to take into account your dog’s size, shape and age.
If you have puppies, lucky you. They can eat solid food 5 weeks after they are born. At first, you will have to provide 4 meals a day to your puppy, but after 12 weeks, you should reduce it to 3 meals per day. After two months, you can give them only 2 meals per day. In most cases, you will have to continue giving them 2 meals to the rest of their life.
Also, you can feed your dog according to life stage. This means you should use different food for puppies, adult and older dogs. Almost every dog food brand offers their food that is made for a certain life stage of your dog. For example, puppies are very energetic, so they need more calories than adult dogs. Be careful not to give more food than recommended, because obesity is a serious problem. Dogs also need constant access to clean and fresh water.