Feed Schedule

Ask any puppy their favourite time of day and they'd bark: "dinner time!". And dinner time is any time as far as they're concerned. That’s why it’s so important to get your puppy into a feeding time routine from an early age. The good news is, puppies love routine almost as much as they love food! So after weaning and up to 6 months old, feed him or her 3-4 times a day at set times, then reduce to twice a day.

Some foods may not agree with your pup's tummy or taste buds, so be prepared to change food types. But try to stick with it long enough to be sure that the food is the problem. When your dog is full of energy, with a healthy, shiny coat, you know you're onto a winner, but if his coat is dry or brittle, he's lethargic, or has diarrhoea or skin problems, then there could be an issue with his diet. Remember if you do change food types, do it over several days to give your dog's digestive system time to adjust. 

While it’s not easy to resist those big sad, soulful eyes, always try to eat before you feed your puppy. It teaches them who’s boss and makes for a much better-mannered little diner. And never feed your puppy dinner scraps. They’re unlikely to be suitable and can cause upsets in little tummies.

Once your puppy has eaten, let him rest. Just like us, it helps digestion and makes upsets less likely. And take any uneaten food away after 20 minutes to prevent all-day grazing. Finally, remember puppies often need to go to the toilet after a meal, so keep this in mind when toilet training.

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