Puppy food has to be of high-quality
Puppy food must be of high quality because in the first few months of life they experience impressive growth, both in height and weight, thus it’s not surprising that a growing puppy consumes more food than the same dog when he is an adult.
Puppies of small or large breeds usually need 4 to 5 meals per day until they reach 4 months of age, then when they are 6 months of age, we can go down to 3 times a day and from this moment. After this, we must feed them at least twice a day.
As a general rule, at 4 months, most dogs reach half their adult weight. This accelerated growth is maintained until 6 or 9 months. After a year, it can be said that the dog has reached his height and adult weight.
The exceptions to this rule are the larger breeds, such as the Spanish Mastiff or the San Bernardo that continue to grow rapidly until they are 16-18 months old and reach adult weight at two years of age.
The puppy’s food has to be balanced
Puppies need balanced diets, high energy concentration and containing various nutrients. Today, special meals have been developed for puppies, that are both highly digestively balanced and complete.
In addition, some brands even include ingredients that protect and stimulate natural defenses. They include natural fibers and immunoglobulins that reinforce the structure of mucous membranes and increase protection against infections. In its special formula for puppies, the natural antioxidants that improve the cell membrane are very effective against germs.
Puppy food increases its defenses
If you look at the monetary aspect, you will realize that what may seem expensive to you is actually cheaper. If you buy high-quality puppy food it will be easier to digest and with the high assimilation of nutrients, your dog will consume less quantity of food than with one of low quality that is less digestible and has a bad assimilation of nutrients. Low-quality food ultimately results in slow growth, less development, less resistance to infections.
The veterinarian will advise you on the most appropriate food for your puppy
You should never supplement your puppy’s food with components of your own harvest. Never give your puppy whole eggs, condensed milk, etc. The only thing you will achieve with this is a spectacular nutritional imbalance that can result in serious diseases. The only one who can guide you about your puppy’s food is your veterinarian.