The older the puppies get, the more nutritional problems appear. Babies of different breeds simply refuse to try new food. They do not want to be excluded from old food. Of course, a growing body requires to be increased portions of trace elements and substances. Therefore, taming a puppy to a new type of food is the primary task of the owner. But really, choosing large breed puppy food shouldn’t be based on price and filler alone. In this case, you run the risk of purchasing low-quality feed with a minimum amount of nutrients. Agree, feeding such a pet is simply dangerous.
The choice of diet (and with it the feed) should be based on age, health and breed of the puppy. The last indicator is the most important, because the breed often determines the size of the animal and its needs for useful trace elements.
Professional veterinarians give a pretty vivid example. If you constantly feed a small breed puppy with food for large animals, then the pet will not be as big. But in his body irreversible processes will begin, which will negatively affect his further development. Therefore, in order to make a canine childhood truly happy, it is worth developing its diet correctly. Better yet, consult a veterinarian.
For example, puppies of small breeds (Toy Terrier, Chihuahua, York) are very energetic, they need high-calorie and, moreover, easily digestible food. These mixes are generally considered tastier because they contain more fat and nutrients than large breed foods . Since childhood, Spitz and Terriers know their measure in food, so they are not threatened with overeating. Of course, this does not negate 3 meals a day.
In contrast, medium-sized dogs are always hungry. This is due to their faster
development compared to large breeds. Baby pinschers, spaniels and bassets lead a more relaxed lifestyle than the same toy terriers. This also affects their nutrition. 5 times a day, puppies should receive a balanced medium-calorie food with a high content of vitamin E. Together with antioxidants, this substance supports the animal’s immunity. It is also important that the mixture is enriched with vitamin A and herbal extracts, which additionally take care of the baby’s bones and teeth.
Dog food large breeds are strikingly different from their smaller relatives. Sheepdogs and Great Danes, which grow up to 25 kg at maturity, need a feed enriched with proteins and nutrients. Therefore, already from the “milk teeth” need to feed the baby with a nutrient mixture with an increased amount of calcium and phosphorus. These are the main “builders” of animal bone tissue. Also, do not forget about antioxidants, which will take care of the baby’s immunity. When feeding large breed puppies, it is very important to monitor portion sizes. After all, little “giants” grow more slowly than their counterparts, and they are constantly hungry. This can lead to overeating and gastrointestinal diseases.