What to Feed My Puppy – My Opinion on What Is Best

What to Feed My Puppy – My Opinion on What Is Best

What to Feed My Puppy

My Opinion on What Is Best

Good morning to all the wonderful dog world people,  Today I wanted to get into what is best to feed a new puppy when you first bring them home.

This might surprise some of you but those of us who have been around the block once or twice are familiar.


What Do You Feed A New Puppy?

You have just adopted a brand new PUPPY, so now “What do you feed your new puppy?”.

puppies sitting

Different size dogs need different food to grow properly and they must contain the right nutrients so that your puppy can grow into a healthy full-size dog.

With small breed and medium breeds, this is not so much of a problem in selecting a puppy formula that will give them the nutrients they need to grow properly.

But with large and giant breed dogs this is a must read any puppy full grown that will be over 50 lbs. have the greater risk of developing what is called hip dysplasia (this is an abnormal formation of the hip socket). Shop Health & Wellness | Peacebone

This is caused by not getting enough calcium or the lack of in their food and can happen in small and medium dogs if they get too much in their food.

My suggestion here is to educate your self with the help of your veterinarian to make sure your new puppy is getting the proper nutrients so you can avoid this problem when they become adults.

puppies eating dinner

Please follow the amount recommended for your new puppy breed; puppies will continue to eat and eat they do not have a stopping point to know that they are full and unless you are in the mood to clean up a big mess go with what is listed on the bag for weight, size, and age of your breed.

This will also apply to their intake of fluids mainly water make sure they have fresh water at all times I do not think you would like to drink from a dirty glass after someone else. 

Just try to monitor how much they are drinking which will help with your housebreaking of your new fur baby. Shop Bowls & Feeders | Peacebone

Puppies do know when to stop drinking but if they feel that they are still hungry they will drink more than they need so just keep an eye if you think they may be consuming to much take it away.

Recommendation for dogs water intake is one ounce per every pound so using this is a guideline to follow with your pet.

I always at night would cut off their water at about 7 pm to work on the overnight holding but until you get the daytime thing down night time is somewhat hard.

But if you have them in a comfortable place and they fall asleep you are going to avoid having more accidents if you do cut the water out by a certain time at night.


Research Shows

Now I did research concerning the best puppy formulas for size breed and found the following recommendations:

SMALL OR MEDIUM BREEDS (Under 50 lb.)

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Small Breed Puppy, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Puppy Food, Taste of the Wild Puppy Food, Victor Grain Free Puppy Food, and Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Puppy.  These are all dry foods.

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Red Meat Puppy and Nutro Puppy Chicken and Oatmeal Pate.   (Nutro Puppy can be found at Chewy and Pet Smart)  These are both Wet foods for puppies.

Most people might have a hard time with feeding their pets raw meat what they really should be eating.  Places like Giant Eagle in my area carry some types of raw dog foods, but they are available with Raw Paws as you can find below. Save 20% on Autoship with code AUTO at RawPawsPetFood.com


LARGE OR GIANT BREEDS (Over 50 lb.)

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Large Breed Puppy, Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy, Hill’s Science Diet Large Breed Puppy, and Taste of the Wild Puppy Formula.  These are all dry foods.

Please note you can use the above two Wet puppy foods for your large or giant breed puppy just make sure to feed them the dry also.

Peace Bone carries some of the finest ingredient dog foods you are going to find anywhere.  They also carry a variety of well-made products that I highly recommend checking out for your doggies.

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****Always remember to ween your puppy from their puppy food to adult food by reducing the puppy and increasing the adult food over a period of time to eliminate digestive problems.


In Closing

Thank you for reading along today, I know this was not very much information for what to feed a puppy and many of us would have wanted more.

But I have found the more of a selection we have the harder time we have in making up our minds on what to get and use.

Another thing that you can always do is check with the veterinarian you are planning to use and see if he has a recommendation for the breed of dog you of gotten so your best friend can grow up big and healthy.

What are your thoughts on puppy foods today?

Which type did you feed your new best friend when you brought them home?

Your answers are most welcome, please leave them below along with any comments, suggestions, or questions you may have for me.  I answer all of them usually within 24 hours.

Thanks for reading and hope you will return for more of Delightful Doggies 4 U,

Susan Shop Dog Treats | Peacebone

 

8 thoughts on “What to Feed My Puppy – My Opinion on What Is Best”

  1. Hi Susan

    I have been in the market for a dog recently. Not sure about which type of dog we are going to go for. I believe we are going to go with a small or maybe a medium size dog. I thought we could just get puppy food. You have taught me a lot and we are taking into consideration the diet that we need to be feeding our new puppy. 

    Thank you, 

    Kari

    • Kari,

      Glad you came across my article, most people are under the impression all dog foods are created equal.  This is not the case, the same way people food that we take time and care to select, you need to do the same for your pets.  

      Dogs require certain nutrients that pet foods today do not contain.  As hunters in the wild they ate raw meat as they hunted prey for food, this provided many of those nutrients that dog food today lacks.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and find out what is going to be best for your new pet,

      Susan

  2. Thank you, Susan,

    For writing such an informative article. When I had my Shiro, a husky, I gave him Eukanuba. He grew up so pretty and healthy, wish I could share a picture of him with you. 

    However, later on, he got too spoiled and demanded to have our food lol he still likes Eukanuba though. I will share your post with my friend, she has just adopted a 4-month old puppy from a shelter in Brooklyn.  Thinking she might this information. 

    Thanks 🙂

    • Nuttanee,

      Thank you for sharing about your husky!  Eukanuba is one of the better dog foods available today for our pets.  Finding out that they have the raw foods available for them now is good news.  The dogs not only love it but the quality is best for them.  I only give this to mine as a special treat weekly, to feed them every day I do not feel is advisable for their systems due to the domestication they have now.

      Please share away and I do appreciate you taking the time to read the article.

      Thank you,

      Susan

  3. Thank you for your article. I didn’t realize that puppies don’t know when to stop eating. I’m going to share that with my friend that just got a new puppy.

    Smart idea to limit access to the water before bedtime. If we do it with kids, it can’t hurt to do it with puppies. 🙂

    I appreciate that you didn’t give a huge list of products because it can get very confusing. 

    Great article, thank you!

    • Nancy,

      Thank you for taking the time to read my article on what to feed puppies.  Yes, unfortunately, puppies will just keep eating even when they are really full.  Please, share my website to anyone who has dogs, I have included many articles to help them with pets.

      Thanks again,

      Susan

  4. Hello Susan,

    Your post was very revealing to me. I had always thought about the growth part, the strength, the speed and coordination of the puppies as well as their intelligence, but this is the first time I have read about hip dysplasia, which is very logical.

    Do you think that early feeding also has to do with the suffering that old dogs come to have with their joints?

    • Tommy,

      Thank you for visiting today.  Hip dysplasia is a common problem with dogs and even some breeds of cats.  Early intervention does help with the proper nutrients in the food, such as calcium.  Checking with your vet is a good way to know if the food you are feeding them is the right one.  Another thing is to check with the breeder especially in dogs like Labradors and Shepherds which are afflicted with this quite often.

      In older dogs, it can be just arthritis which giving your dog glucosamine supplements will help ease the pain along with a coated aspirin like Ascripton (this is a bit expensive but worth to help the bad days of pain!) to protect the dog’s stomach.

      If you ever have other questions regarding dogs please do not hesitate to ask,

      Susan

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