Feeding your Puppy

Feeding your Puppy is a Big responsibility

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Most frequent questions and answers for your concerns.

How much should I feed my poodle puppy?

Poodle Puppies need to take in a lot of calories to fuel their rapid growth. At the start, that means about twice as many per pound as an adult dog of the same breed.

Puppies grow the fastest in their first five months.

When should a poodle puppy start eating solid food?

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Puppies should get solid food starting at about four weeks, when they're not able to get all the calories they need from their mother's milk.

Most puppies are weaned by six weeks.

Puppies younger than eight weeks, you may need to moisten dry food until it feels spongy.

How often should my poodle puppy eat?

Puppies should eat three times a day from weaning through four to six months, if possible.

After six months, twice-a-day feeding your puppy will be fine.

Look for feeding charts on commercial puppy food labels for Toy Poodles, Miniature Poodles and Standard Poodles.

!VERY IMPORTANT! Please keep in mind that they are guidelines only; They provide recommended amounts based on a puppy's age and weight;" consult your veterinarian for recommendations tailored to your puppy poodle specific needs."

Adjust as necessary to keep your puppy in the best condition,almost weekly.

When should I switch from puppy food to adult dog food?

Once poodle puppies have reached 90% of their expected adult


weight, they should switch from a growth diet to one that's suitable for maintenance. Small breeds may finish growing by nine to 12 months; for large breeds, expect 12 to 18 months.

What foods are dangerous for my puppy poodle?

Some foods that people enjoy can be harmful to dogs.


Keep your puppy away from avocados, chocolate, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, and raw bread dough made with yeast.

Also avoid onions, garlic, and chives; milk and large amounts of dairy products such as cheese; alcohol; coffee and caffeine; salty food, such as potato chips; and food sweetened with xylitol, such as gum, baked goods, and candy. Xylitol, also used in products such as toothpaste, that can cause liver failure in dogs.

What kind of puppy treats should I give?


Many pet owners like to reward their dogs with treats, but it's best to limit them; Because puppies need so many nutrients to grow, it's important to give them food that provides complete and balanced nutrition

It is okay to feed your puppy treats. However, treats should make up no more than five percent of your puppy’s daily nutrient intake. The rest of his or her diet should come from a high-quality puppy food.


Feeding your puppy should get most of his calories from puppy food rather than from treats, which typically don't provide complete nutrition.

Choose treats that are the right size for your puppy. A Toy or Miniature Poodle , for instance, doesn't need an extra-large dog biscuit.

Very importan, I know that will be difficult but PLEASE try to avoid table scraps, which teach your puppy at a young age to beg for treats at the table and can cause digestive upset and serious illness like Canine Diabetes and Pancreatic problems.

Feeding your puppy with healthy snacks like bits of carrot, green beans, or bell peppers give your puppy something to crunch without many calories.

Consider giving other types of treats to feel the bond with your puppy.

“Play is a treat, training is a treat, learning tricks is a treat,”

Buffington says. “Dogs are a pack species, and they want to be a member of the pack. Anything a member of the pack does with them is positive reinforcement.”

!And remember, in your puppy's mind, spending time with you is the best treat of all.!

! Feeding your Puppy with Love will be a Big Reward !

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