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Drastic diet changes affect the puppy notably, causing them gastritis, vomiting and diarrhea. The dog food that is not properly prepared or very spicy meals can produce the same effects on your puppy.
It is convenient for you to continue providing your puppy with the same food the dog is used to, for at least fifteen days.
A proper feeding from a very early age will keep your dog from having anatomic defects.
Two puppies of the same litter that have received different types of food, will turn into very different adults and the puppy that has been better fed will always be superior in beauty and physical shape.
The servings a puppy should take everyday will depend on its age.
Most of them begin eating liquid food when they are three or four weeks old.
As a very valid alternative, you can provide a dry product for your dog's self-feeding after weaning.
Learning to eat can take longer; however, once they get it, this is a satisfactory way of feeding the puppies that, in their majority, will gain the adequate weight.
The period include from weaning until approximately twenty weeks of age, this is the main growing period of the puppy.
During the period in which the dogs begin eating, middle size dogs need approximately 3.5 kg of dry food to increase their weight in 1 kg.
The bigger size breeds need a little less food and the small ones need some more food during that period.
If you give canned food servings to your dog, you will need approximately three times more food. Until the puppies are eight months old, they should have all the dry food they want.
When the puppies are about eight weeks old, they will eat the most quantity of food in relation with the weight of its body than in any other moment of its life. For some breeds, it can be up to 70 grams of substance per kilo of the puppy's weight.
From one and a half months to four or five months of age, the dog will eat three times a day: once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once at night, trying not to give the dog the night meal before going to sleep in order to make digestion easier.
From the time they are four months old and until the dog is one year old, it will take two servings, one in the morning and one at night, gradually taking out the one it used to take during the afternoon.
From one year on, the dog will take only one meal a day that will be provided, if possible, during the afternoon. But this schedule will depend on the mission the dog is going to perform, as we explain in the following advice.
A guardian dog should eat in the morning and sleep during the day to be awake and vigilant during the night. A hunting dog will eat during the night and it will be ready to go hunting in the morning.
As a general rule, the dog should eat in peace. Try to have the dog eat in a fresh spot because too much heat can give it bad digestion.
A small dog, from four to twelve weeks of age, should receive 50 or 100 grams of meat and 50 to 90 grams of vegetables in each meal. These quantities should be progressively increased during its growth.
The water is equally important, but we can not say that it is more important than food.
The dog should always have a bowl with water available and you will have to clean it everyday because lack of hygiene can bring along lots of diseases.
Don't let your dog eat after hours and it shouldn't eat with you either.
This is not convenient for its education or its health because the products that are not harmful for you may not be so good for your dog. The quality of food your dog eats has a vital importance for its proper development and health.
Preferably give your dog raw or slightly grilled food and it has to be cow, lamb, bird or horse meat.
The guts should be cooked to prevent the puppy from getting diseases.
You should definitely rule out chicken bones, rabbit, and birds and hunt in general because they have a lot of splinters and they can cause them intestinal perforation that can even lead to death.
The fluffy bones such as the knee bone or the chest bone on the lambs, cows or calf are very good for teething and the bone calcification.
As for vegetables, such as spinach or carrots, it is preferably to prepare them cooked. Crush them really well because otherwise, it will be impossible for your dog to digest them. The dog can also eat raw carrots as long as you grate them really well.
It is very healthy for your dog to eat raw yolk at least twice a week. On the contrary, it is not recommended to feed them the white of the egg.
Blue fish is absolutely forbidden.
Boiled rice will also be part of the puppy's diet.
If possible, we recommend you to give your dog some boiled fish once a week.
Products such as beans, peas, potatoes, etc. are harmful for your dog.
If you want to reward your dog, you can give it yogurt with honey, but only once a day.
Even when it may sound funny, milk is not very recommendable for puppies because they don't digest it well and it can cause them gastric problems.
Besides feeding your dog always at the same time, don't leave it for too long, twenty minutes maximum.
If the dog doesn't eat, it is because it is already full and isn't hungry. If you leave the food on the bowl, the food can get ruined and cause a digestive problems.
Puppies throw up very easily after eating. The causes can be diverse: the dog ate too fast, the dog is too excited, the dog bad assimilation due to an excessive ingestion of food, the dog accidentally swallowed a strange object, etc. If the vomit was produced by any of these causes, the puppy will immediately eat again.
If you observe that, after vomiting, the dog doesn't want to eat again and it is sad, you have to find out if the food is in good state and rule out intoxication.

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