Ah, the sweet joy that is a new puppy! There are toys and games and crates and learning — and food! Lots of food, especially as puppies get their growing going and increase their height and weight by leaps and bounds — sometimes in just days, it seems.
But many puppy owners are worried and confused about how much to feed their dogs. Too little and they’re afraid they’ll stunt their growth. Too much and they’re afraid they’ll end up with an obese dog that struggles with health issues and has a shortened lifespan. That’s why it’s important to understand what your puppy needs in terms of food — and what they don’t need too.
For starters, it’s true that your growing puppy does need a health dose of calories, fat, and minerals in order to reach his or her full potential. What else do you need to know about proper feeding routines? This graphic explains it.