Feeding Your Dog or Puppy
Dogs need different diets at different
ages. Yes. This is true. For example, the puppy needs milk as
the major food item while an adult dog may need beef or chicken
in addition to the boiled egg and milk. So depending on the age
factor, the diet schedule varies in reality for the dogs like
any other species.
Puppies need greater amounts of protein, fat and
carbohydrates than an adult dogs. Furthermore, puppies
need more frequent feeding schedules in a day, unlike an adult
dog. The movement based requirements of diet are more in the
case of puppies, since they are often more active than the
Elder dogs need restricted protein but the protein
needs to be easily digestible and easily assimilated in the
body. The diet schedule should have ample supply of water
for them. Feeding aged dogs too much protein may finally lead
to over burden to the renal structures and ultimately, the dog
may end up damaging filters in the kidney.
This is true especially when the immune system of
these dogs is compromised due to many factors. Similarly,
the elderly dogs need less food only because the movements of
the adult dogs are highly restricted and hence, they have to
spend a limited of energy.
Female dogs in the pregnancy stage need not be fed a
full stomach since it may cause some discomforts to the animal.
However, the pregnant animal and the nursing animal need
special type of food items that deliver a balanced type of
nutrition with proper supplementation of vitamins and
The nursing animal with puppies need to be fed with
enough amounts of calcium and hence, there will not be any
calcium based deficiency and the bones of the puppies will be
strong without any curving.