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How much do teacup poodles eat?

Making sure your teacup poodle is on a well-balanced diet is one of the most important factors to keep your dog family members healthy, both now and in the future. The following will cover some of the teacup poodle feeding guidelines, including changing the food of the teacup poodle and how often to feed a teacup poodle.


1. Gradually change the food of the teacup poodle

Before you take your teacup poodle home, it’s important to discuss with the breeder (if you’re being rescued, or the shelter staff) what brand of food they’re feeding your poodle. Rapid changes in food can cause stomach discomfort and digestive problems.
Breeders and refuges are buying a lot of food and have to feed a lot of dogs, which is also a factor in which brand they choose; so chances are you’ll want to offer your poodle something different. Make sure that when you change the food of the teacup poodle, you have both the current food and the new food in hand, and change gradually within 3 weeks. You can mix old food with new food in the following ways:
Week 1: old food and new food
Week 2: half of the old food, half of the new food
Week 3: 1% old food, 3% new food
Week 4: switch entirely to new food


2. How often do you feed the poodle?

We should feed the dog according to the age of the teacup poodle.
Teacup poodle under 3 months: although your goal is to have a feeding schedule for your teacup poodle, puppies under 3 months perform best when fed free. Although you will keep food outside all the time, it is important that the food is fresh. Instead of filling it up all day, rinse and clean the bowl as needed to prevent old food from sticking to the bottom of the plate.
Teacup poodle: from about 3 months on, all breeds of poodles should have three meals a day, plus snacks.
Adult teacup poodle: when a pup is an adult, it doesn’t mean that they should suddenly eat only one meal a day. Smaller dogs usually eat two or three meals a day. Teacup poodles usually have a greater tolerance for feeding dinner, but many people can also benefit from dividing the food into two portions.