Every type of Puppy food you could imagine
It’s a big question to ask, but it’s a necessary one for new puppy owners: what should I feed my new puppy?
There is a wide variety of puppy food on the market, in the same way that there is a lot to choose from when it comes to larger dogs. From grain-free puppy food to wet puppy food, you have a minefield to get through! Food is so vital in the early stages of puppy ownership; if you get it right early on, you’ll avoid digestive issues later. Puppy food is specially formulated to cater to the different nutrient levels that puppies require over fully grown dogs. Their calorie requirements are different, too, and choosing the best puppy food for your new pooch is very important.
At Time For Paws, we are most concerned with being able to offer you the best choices on the market, and browsing our puppy food section can give you a good idea of the brands that we carry. There are a lot of ways that you can ensure that you give your puppy the best start in life. It’s always better to give your puppy too much variety, sticking to the options that the breeder provides you to start out.
Puppy Feeding Regimes
There are a lot of feeding regimes that you could choose from for your new puppy, some of which include:
- Dry complete diets
- Semi-moist or tinned puppy food with or without biscuit mixer
- Home-made food
The best diet that you could offer your puppy should be one that they can digest, producing dark brown, firm, formed stools. Choose a feeding regime based on your puppy and his needs, and you’ll find your feet!
Puppy Feeding Tips
Once you have browsed the options for puppy food on our website, take a look at the feeding tips below!
- Always try to stick to one type of food but make it a good quality type! We carry many brands, from Alpha Sporting Puppy Food to Eukanuba Growing Puppy Food.
- Never leave food down. If it’s uneaten after 20 minutes, take the food away to prevent overfeeding.
- Avoid any sudden dietary changes unless your vet has advised you otherwise.
- If you own a breed that is likely to bloat out, get some advice from your breeder so that you can feed them safely.
- Give your puppy space to eat calmly and slowly. You want to avoid food aggression, which is common if you take the bowl away while they eat.
- While it may look cute in the movies, avoid feeding your puppy from the table. You want to divert attention-seeking behaviors, and you’d rather not have drool all over the table!
Your puppy will be getting used to a new home, so familiar food is a good idea to ensure that they settle well with you. Check out the fantastic brands that we have on the puppy food section of our website, and you can make the best choice for your new family member.