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When is The Correct Feeding Time for a Dog?

The timing and method of feeding dogs at different ages will also vary, and dogs living with humans for a long time will have a more human-like routine, but the feeding will still be a little different, therefore it is not recommended that I feed at exactly the same time as humans. Let’s take a look at feeding times for different age groups.

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1. Three months ago

regardless of whether the dog weaned first, the number of feeding is a lot of time, each time feeding to 7,8 full on the good. Feeding the best in breast milk, feeding the mother to add more nutrition, sheep’s milk these also can do not feed milk, regardless of whether the dog has no Lactose intolerance does not recommend drinking milk, on the gastrointestinal irritation, afraid of the impact later. Feed at 4-hour intervals, preferably at 6 or 7 am for the first meal, then 4-hour intervals at 10-11 pm, 2-3 pm, 6-7 pm, 10-11 o’clock (late sleepers can also feed their last meal in the wee hours of the morning). We’d better feed the dog five times a day, four hours apart, starting at six o’clock.

2. Three to six months

When the dog after a more critical three months ago, the stomach is more complete, is to eat puppy food. The best way to start feeding a dog is to soak it in warm water and soft food. Don’t feed it too often. After the dog gets used to the dog’s food, you can slowly eat dry dog food. This is good for the dog’s teeth grinding, and it is good for the development of teeth, can Prevent Dental Calculus, dental plaque, and so on, otherwise to the age when there will be the oral disease, and then lead to unhealthy. In this age group, the number of feeding is usually kept at three meals, and human time is very close, at 7-8 o’clock first meal, noon is 12-13 o’clock, dinner will be 8 o’clock. We also need to pay attention to the amount of food the dog is feeding, at this time the dog is in the state of physical development, feeding can be appropriately increased, about 8 full when the stomach can be a little bulge, you can also tell if your dog is getting the right amount of food by defecating. When the dog is eating too much will lead to a soft stool situation, we can judge whether the dog is eating too much, next time pay attention to the amount of food.

3. Six to twelve months

When the dog has reached six months, has not yet reached the age of one year, and has not reached adulthood, it can be fed regularly twice a day. At 7 or 8 o’clock in the morning and evening, this age group is also considered relatively easy to raise, start training your dog to urinate and defecate at the age of three months. This will allow the dog to rest for half an hour after each meal, and then take the dog to defecate. Proper exercise is necessary to facilitate digestion. Many owners are in the dog after half an hour to take the dog out defecation, to avoid dog at home but pay attention not to affect the community environment, such as the elevator corridor, to do pick up shit.

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4. After one year of age

When the dog is a year old, we can gradually turn the dog’s food into a daily meal. The active dog can be fed two meals, no different from the previous feeding time, again around 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Of course, the amount of food to be fed is more, you can refer to the dog food package diagram on the number of food recommendations, to ensure that meet the needs of the dog body. Usually can also feed some vegetable snacks, such as carrots and cabbage, snacks such as chicken Jerky.

5. After the age of seven

A seven-year-old dog is beginning to enter the old age of life, in the diet, we can let it eat less and more meals, can increase to Three Meals a Day, and three months of feeding time is the same, usually, we should pay attention to keep warm supplementary nutrition, remember that exercise must be maintained, we should also pay attention to the dog’s health, the best is that we take the dog to do a physical examination every year, disease prevention can be treated in time.