It is a very happy thing to have a new life in this world at home. This new life can be our children or the children of our pets. Therefore, someone once made a joke that the dog shoveling officer must learn not only the human newborn care, but also the newborn care of the dog world. Although this is a joke, it is not wrong at all. Indeed, some families will usher in new small lives. Whether the owner’s knowledge reserve is sufficient directly affects the health of these little lives. At this time, if the shovel officer listens to the rumor, it may cause harm to the puppies. How much water to give a puppy？
The premise of a rigorous feeding method is to rigorously divide the range of objects to be fed.
Therefore, before determining how much water to give a puppy, we should first understand how old a puppy is a dog. According to the neonatology of dogs and cats, the researchers divided the puppies’ age range from 0 to 8 weeks. Dogs in this age range belong to the puppies’ positioning and have a specific drinking amount.
Researchers have found that 82% to 84% of the bodyweight of dogs in the puppy stage is water and that the water in the body will change with age.
① 0-day-old puppies, that is just born puppies, the body water can reach 84%, the proportion of extracellular fluid is 53%, the proportion of intracellular fluid is 33%, and the ratio of external fluid to internal fluid is 1.6.
②14-day-old puppies, the body water can reach 77%, the proportion of extracellular fluid is 48%, the proportion of intracellular fluid is 29%, and the proportion of external fluid and internal fluid is 1.7.
③42-day-old puppies, the body water can reach 70%, the proportion of extracellular fluid is 47%, the proportion of intracellular fluid is 24%, and the ratio of external fluid to internal fluid is 2.0.
④90-day-old puppies, the body water can reach 68%, the proportion of extracellular fluid is 37%, the proportion of intracellular fluid is 31%, and the proportion of external fluid and internal fluid is 1.2.
From the above data we can see that in juvenile dogs, their body fluids are mainly extracellular fluids. In this case, puppies are more likely to be dehydrated. In addition, puppies have the highest body water content in the later stages, which means that they have greater water requirements.
That is to say, water feeding to puppies should not only be lower than that of adult dogs, but also higher than that of adult dogs.
According to the researcher’s subsequent data analysis and research, finally it came to a conclusion. Adult dogs need to drink 40 to 60 milliliters per kilogram, while puppies need 100 to 200 milliliters per kilogram, which is 2 to 3 times that of adult dogs.
Having said that, the refutation of that rumor is over.
-- Dog Food
Dog food is the best choice for a 5 month old puppy, which can effectively ensure the nutritional balance of the dog. Dogs who eat dog food have brighter coat color. Infancy is the main stage of growth and development. The body grows rapidly, so it must be supplied with adequate nutrition. Generally, the body and weight are mainly increased in the first three months after birth, the body length is mainly increased in 4-6 months, and the body height is mainly increased after 7 months. Therefore, different nutrition should be supplemented according to different developmental stages. The puppies within 3 months are fed at least 4 times a day, and less frequent feeding can make the dog always feel full, and will not be tired and picky. For puppies aged 4-6 months, the food intake increases and the weight gains quickly, and the daily feed requirement also increases. Owners should feed at least 3 times a day, and after 6 months, feed 2 times a day.
-- Dog Food
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-- Dog Food
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