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How many times should I feed my dog?


This often becomes an important question asked by many dog
lovers and dog owners. If it is a puppy within age of the first six
weeks, the puppies need to be given milk at the rate of five to seven
times per day. The puppy will make some sound if it wants to feed in
general.


However, the feeding frequency may be reduced when the dog
becomes six to eight weeks old. By the time the dog assumes the age
of four weeks, it may start taking of some solid food. Hence, mix the
solid food with water in majority and feed your puppy once or twice in
the beginning and if the dog develops some diarrhea, then delay the
feeding.


Most of the times, it is due to trial and error but taking some
basic steps in feeding, so you need to watch out. The feeding
frequency may be changed to two to three times after the assumption
of age of eight weeks. However, if the dog is seen hungry craving for
food, then provide food once than the estimated numbers. This varies
with different breeds of dogs.


However, avoid feeding too many times in this age group of dogs.
Around three months to six months of age, the puppy will be teething.
Hence, restrict the feeding to two times only but the balanced type of
nutrition needs to be provided to the dogs of this age group to avoid
the deficiency based symptoms in them.


From six months to one year, try using puppy food that is
available commercially. However, from first year onward s, the adult
food may be given gradually. However, when the dog becomes an elder
dog, restrict the frequency of feeding since the movements of such
adult dogs are highly reduced due to multiple reasons. However, the
pregnant animal may be fed an extra time depending on the willingness of the animal and restrict the quantity.

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