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What you feed your puppy will effect the rest of his life.
The first few months are the most critical in terms of nutrition requirements – he’ll need a particular balance of protein, fat,
carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
It is essential that your puppy’s teeth and bones develop properly during his first year for healthy adult life.
At the moment your puppy is probably partial to cardboard, slippers and the occasional cushion.
But while he’s growing it’s essential he receives a special high calorie diet. With such a small stomach, your puppy's food needs to be concentrated to provide the right amounts of protein, fats, minerals and vitamins.
So please don’t think it is appropriate to give him finely chopped adult food, scraps from your plate.
The only way to ensure his nutritional requirements are met, is to feed him specially developed food.
Wet and Dry foods contain everything he needs for healthy growth and vitality.


Your puppy will have already been weaned by me the breeder at about three to four weeks.
If you need to wean him yourself, introduce him to your preferred puppy food at about four to five months old,
starting gradually with three or four meals a day.
Once he is weaned you can reduce this gradually so that by six months you can be feeding your puppy twice per day.


As long as you chose a special puppy food, there is little difference between wet and dry food.
Be sure to feed him a good puppy food with all the essential nutrients.
You may like the dry puppy food because it is more convenient than opening a tin every day, however, your puppy might prefer
the meaty taste and texture of a wet variety, go with whatever you and your puppy is most happy with.


Moving from his first family nest to a new one is a stressful time for a young puppy.
Don’t be surprised if he has a stomach upset or diarrhoea. To settle his stomach you can try
feeding small meals of boiled rice and chicken over 24 hours. Then gradually return to
normal puppy food. If the symptoms persist for more than 24 hours, the worsen or your
puppy appears unwell, consult your vet.

Even though your puppy will stop chewing everything in sight an start to
behave more like an adult dog, don’t stop feeding puppy food too soon.
For the first six months your puppy is still a puppy, even if he doesn’t look
like one {small breeds matue a lot faster than large breeds} He still needs
all the essential nutrients only a specialised puppy food can provide.


There is a second stage of growth before your puppy becomes an adult dog, and, the bigger the breed, the longer and more important this phase is. After about five to six months your puppy will reach te junior stage, which is the canine equivalent of a teenager. Although your puppy’s growth slows down, muscles and bone will still be developing, so ordinary adult food will not fulfil these physiological changes. During tis time your dog will need a special junior food which will enable him to reach his full potential.