Pets need a lifetime of love and affection as well as the right diet and exercise. Dogs need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them active and healthy. Age and breed specific dog food have been formulated to ensure every dog gets the vitamins and nutrients it needs to grow and develop every step of the way starting from puppy dog food all the way through to mature dog.

Feeding a new puppy can be daunting. It is important that the puppy eats the right amount of puppy food and at regular evenly spaced intervals. Initially your vet should weigh the puppy and recommend a feeding guideline of how much and how often you should be feeding the puppy based on its breed, size and age. There are various online growth tracker charts where you can enter the puppies weight and monitor how much you should be feeding them as they grow.

Switching from one type of food to another should be done gradually. Mix the previous food with increasing proportions of the new food over seven days until you are feeding the puppy only the new food. This is the best way to swap foods when switching between puppy and adult dog food. All dogs must have an adequate and constant supply of fresh water. It is important to limit treats and avoid overfeeding your puppy, which can lead to weight, gain or even a nutritional imbalance. Always seek professional advice from a vet before changing dog food or altering the amount you are feeding a puppy.

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