NATURAL DIET FOR PUPPIES
Most puppies can be fed following the basic diet rules for adult dogs. It is useful to include goat milk in the puppies ’diet. For puppies, it is especially important that the diet be very diverse. Pay special attention to the number of bones that you give your puppy up to six months of age; in no case should it exceed 15%. At the age of 6 months, the puppy’s body does not regulate the absorption of calcium, and both a deficiency and an excess of it can lead to serious orthopedic problems (for example, rickets). Keep in mind that if you give fish oil or another source of vitamin D as an additive, it increases your body’s absorption of calcium. Never add calcium to a diet that contains enough bones. A high-protein diet is optimal for a growing pug puppy and will never cause too fast growth or problems with skeleton formation. To avoid problems with ligaments, never overfeed a pug puppy. In the process of growth, he should be quite thin.
BASIC RULES OF FEEDING.
We summarize the basic rules for the natural feeding of dogs. Any natural diet should meet three basic rules: variety, the correct proportions of the ingredients of the menu and regulation of the amount of calcium. A correct natural woman consists of various products, different types of meat, raw bones, offal, eggs and dairy products. You can’t feed a pug with one chicken without using other types of meat, since its diet will not be complete in this case. This does not mean that you should use all kinds of meat on the menu within one day. Variety implies that within one to two weeks, the dog receives protein from various sources. Today it’s chicken with offal, tomorrow lamb with heart, the day after tomorrow beef with liver and so on. If you use raw bones in the diet, make sure that their number does not exceed 15 percent and do not give calcium in this case as an additional supplement. If you feed only meat and offal, calcium supplementation is required.
NUMBER OF FOOD DAY.
The general rule for dogs of all breeds is the amount of food equal to 2-3% of their own body weight for adult dogs and 5-7% of the body weight for puppies. At the same time, do not forget that each dog is individual and should be guided in determining the optimal daily amount of food for her, based on her condition. Someone needs a smaller portion, and someone needs a larger one.