Before weaning, pug puppies can get most of the nutrients they need from their mother’s milk. Before the pug puppy moves to a new home, it should have been completely weaned and started to eat solid food. Then it will rely entirely on its new owner to provide it with a balanced diet to obtain all the nutrients it needs. In order to ensure that the puppies are lively and healthy, it is important to provide them with balanced nutrition during their growth and development.
The basic nutrients that puppies and adult dogs need are the same, but because they are growing fast, they need more nutrients. All puppies will grow up very quickly in the early stages. Usually, most breeds will reach half the weight of adult dogs at four or five months of age. However, different breeds of dogs have different maturity speeds. For example, larger dogs have a longer growth period than smaller dogs, small ornamental dogs reach the weight of adult dogs at 8-9 months of age, while large dogs are still growing at this age. At this stage, it is unwise to overfeed in order to maximize the rapid growth. Because growth requires energy, a pug puppy needs two to four times as much energy as an adult dog of the same size. They must consume more protein than adult dogs-including the amino acids they need for growth, as well as the minerals for bones and teeth. So puppies must eat a lot of food, but the amount of feeding each time should not be a lot.
1) The food is highly nutritious to ensure that it can get sufficient nutrients when it is full
2) The food is easy to digest to maximize the absorption of nutrients
3) The diet must be balanced to provide suitable nutrients to meet the specific needs of puppies, and only puppies will eat delicious food.
When you adopt pug puppies, you should ask the breeder about the feeding situation of the puppy and ask for a recipe for it. This will give you a detailed understanding of the type, quantity and feeding frequency of the food your puppies are used to eating. You’d better not change the puppy’s diet too quickly, because it takes a period of time for it to adapt to the new home, during which it is important to maintain its original diet. Because of leaving the mother and entering a new and unfamiliar environment, the puppies will have indigestion and diarrhea when they first arrive. If the diarrhea persists for more than 24 hours and is getting worse, then you should see a veterinarian. If you want to change its diet, you should wait for it to fully adapt and gradually change it within 3-4 days.
The number of feedings is related to the age, breed and individual characteristics of the puppies, but all puppies must have four meals a day before they are 4 months old. It can be reduced to 3 meals a day at 4–6 months of age, and can be fed twice a day after 6 months of age. Ornamental dogs mature faster than large dogs, and can eat according to adult dog recipes at 8 years of age-but large dogs are still growing rapidly at this age and need to follow puppies for a long time. a period of time. But it needs to be pointed out that the needs of each puppies are different, some need more, some need less. Whether your feeding amount is appropriate can be seen from the physical condition of the puppy. Regularly measure the weight of your puppies and record them, you can check whether the growth rate of the puppies matches the feeding amount. Then, you can make adjustments to avoid it being overweight or thin. Under normal circumstances, the eating time for a puppy should be 10-15 minutes. It’s a good choice to throw away the leftover food after the meal. Pug puppies must have their own utensils for eating and drinking, and they should be kept clean and separated from other utensils in the home. You must also provide adequate and hygienic fresh water for the puppies. If you find that your puppies are always thirsty, you should consult a veterinarian, as this may be a sign that the puppies are sick.
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