Pups 1, 5 – 3 months: feeding
The power of a little puppy at the age of 1,5 – 3 months has its own distinctive features. It is worth considering that in the first days after purchase, the puppy diet should include mostly familiar foods, then there are those that feed breeder. Only gradually can be translated into natural nutrition.
During the first year of life the dog is intensively gaining weight. Therefore, given the fact that for a growing dog’s body essential proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, trace elements, feeding a puppy, it is important to pay special attention. Incorrect or inadequate feeding can lead to impaired growth or development. The number of feedings per day at this age should be 5 times.
Approximate ration puppy
7-00 – cottage cheese Can give your puppy an ordinary fresh cheese 9% fat, pre-diluting it with yogurt for a smooth consistency. But it is better to use for feeding calcined curd. For the preparation of cheese, enriched with calcium, in fresh hot milk add 10% or 5% calcium chloride in the proportions: 500 ml of milk 1 tablespoon of 10%, or 2 tablespoons 5 % solution. Calcium chloride can be replaced by pills of calcium gluconate or lactate of calcium, which, before the introduction of milk, you need to grind into powder.On half a liter of milk will take 5 tablets. After the milk was added to the solution or tablet, it must be well heated, stirring constantly but do not boil. As a result, the milk will storitsa. To separate the curds from the whey, you can use a slotted spoon or strain through cheesecloth. Several times a week in a cottage can add one quail egg and half a teaspoon of honey. If the dog after 15 minutes had not eaten all that was requested, or has lost interest in food, leftover food should be put in the refrigerator. This condition it is important to observe at each feeding.
11-00 – meat and vegetables the Meat is better to use non-greasy: beef or lamb. Cut into pieces of raw meat should pour boiling water and mix with raw carrots, grated and sour cream or butter. It is necessary for carotene (fat soluble vitamin), which is contained in carrots, is well absorbed, which is possible only due to the presence of dietary fat.
16-00 – quenelles of fish Fish is desirable to use sea: walleye Pollock, putasu, cod, etc. To make fish meatballs fish needs to pass through a meat grinder. To the resulting fish mince is to add a small amount of boiled rice or wheat bran. Optionally you can also add vegetables for example, carrot or pumpkin, grated on a grater. Minced meat roll meatballs and cook them in boiling water for two minutes.
21-00 – boiled chicken with rice About the same amount of chicken and rice to cook and stir. Add a small amount of butter, then thin with broth until you obtain a thick soup. Here you can add any vegetables. Good fit for this cabbage, carrot, parsley root. Salt received the soup can, but in small quantity.
23-00 – kefir Daily puppy you need to give brewer’s yeast. The number must be calculated according to its weight: 1 tablet of brewer’s yeast about 5 kg of dog’s weight. You can also to any dish to add a puppy to dry sea cabbage, about a teaspoon per day. As an additional source of calcium to give bones because the calcium is easily absorbed from them. It is important to give these bones, which do not give sharp fragments, for example, a large beef “sugar” bones, raw chicken necks. Several times a week in the puppy diet should include offal: kidneys, liver, raw beef tripe.
Sometimes you can add in food trivitamin, but only in small quantities – just a few drops. More give its not worth it, because with nutrition puppy will be able to receive the necessary amount of vitamins from food. Excess vitamins can have a negative impact on the health and development of dogs. All kinds of “feeding” and “additive” should be given only if the doctor found in the development of a puppy of any deviations. A healthy dog requires no additives, and good nutrition.
Very useful jellied beef heads, it is especially necessary for large breed dogs. Gelatin, which is released when cooking goals has a positive impact on the ligaments of the puppy. Boil the jelly in the pressure cooker. Then separate the meat, put it in any mold, and pour the broth. Tins to put in the cold for hardening. Also very useful are considered to be crude cartilages of sturgeon fish that contain phosphorus, calcium, vitamin D. since many dogs love fruit in their diet can incorporate fresh apples and pears or dried fruits: prunes, dried apricots, dried apples and pears. A small amount of cheese, not more than 20 grams a day is also helpful for the puppy.
How to calculate the amount and composition of food?
It is necessary to take into account the following: the growing body of the puppy at the age of 1,5-3 months requires on average 40 grams of protein per 1 kg of its weight. For example, a puppy weighing 5 kg per day is required approximately 200 grams of meat or 300 g of fish, a bit of cereals, vegetables, fruits, cottage cheese, kefir or natural yoghurt. It is important not to overfeed your puppy, as excess food can cause indigestion. In this case you should follow the rule: it is better to slightly underfeeding than overfeeding. If you feed your puppy correctly, his stools should be brown in color, without sharp smell, not liquid and not solid. The dog’s coat should Shine, under the skin lesions have a small layer of fat.
If for no apparent reason the puppy refuses to eat, nothing bad will happen, if one food he misses. The choice of food for daily feeding may be possible during the day to feed all 4 types of food, and you may one day give meat, another fish, the third – chicken food. Food must be different. Rice can be replaced with buckwheat, and occasionally give oatmeal, filled with boiling broth, etc. the Puppy cannot be given smoked and fatty meat, chicken or fish, fried foods and any sausage. You also cannot offer the dog a spicy food, spices, flour products, salted, pickled and other food prepared for people. Harmful for the puppy are mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressings and vinaigrettes. It is necessary to prepare the puppy only simple and healthy foods, and preferably raw, with the exception of cereals.
All recommendations about feeding puppies is suitable only for healthy animals. If your puppy has problems with digestion or internal organs, the doctor to make a special diet, which will need to adhere to. Listen to our advice, and your pet will always be healthy!