So you’ve got a new puppy - now what? You might be wondering what you should be feeding them and how much to feed your puppy by weight. It’s important to monitor what your puppy eats in their first few months, as a well-balanced and healthy diet is key for their development and overall health. Luckily, we are obsessed with creating nutritious pet food for our pets. We’ve rounded up our tips and recommendations for the ultimate puppy feeding guide, because knowing that your pet is getting what’s best for them means less stress and more fun with your pet.
Why Do I Need to Monitor What My Puppy eats?
What your puppy eats in their formative years will ensure they start their lives with the best nutrition that will help them thrive. Your new pups growing joints and bones, muscles, and brain all require specific nutrients and minerals. How much your puppy eats should also be closely monitored. You want to avoid under-feeding or over-supplementing. Look for recipes that are formulated for puppies, and suited for your puppy's breed and size.
When to Start Weaning Puppies
The best food for your puppy in their first month of life is their mothers milk. Puppies should be nursed by their mothers, until they can begin weaning. Puppies will typically begin weaning around 3-4 weeks of age, around the time they begin to develop teeth. When weaning your puppy, soften their food with a milk replacer or water to create a lapp-able texture for your pup.
How Much and How Often Should my Puppy Eat?
When it comes to how much your puppy should be eating, it all depends on your puppy's size, weight, and age. Always refer to the feeding guide labeled on your puppy's food. If you are still unsure, check out our feeding guide on our website to help determine the perfect amount for your pup. Keep your pup on a puppy feeding schedule, and adjust as needed for your pet to maintain the ideal weight.
- 6-12 Weeks: 4 times a day, small portions
- 3-6 Months: 3 times a day, small portions
- 6-12 Months: 2 times a day, begin introducing adult food
- 1 Year: 2 times a day, should be fully transitioned to their adult food
Choosing the Best Food for Your Puppy
As pet parents, we know it is essential that our pets are eating the healthiest food, made with all the necessary vitamins and nutrients they need at every stage. Our puppy recipes are formulated with humanely raised meats, are high in protein, fat and calories to nurture your ever growing pup through their formative years.
Try our puppy formulated recipes:
- Great source of DHA to help with healthy brain development
- High in protein
- Source of prebiotic fibres to support healthy digestion
- Rich source of fiber
- Heart healthy monounsaturated fats
- High level of antioxidants
- Wholesome grains
Both of our puppy recipes are suitable to be fed as a complete diet for small and large breed dogs.
If you are looking for additional recipes for your puppy, the following recipes are formulated to provide your pup with the adequate nutrients and minerals they need during puppy-hood. These recipes are suitable to be fed as a complete meal:
Puppy Recipes For Large Breed Puppies:
-Our original recipe line (excluding Venison)
-Freeze Dried Raw recipe
Our tasty toppers are also suitable for puppies of all sizes. These recipes are to be fed only as a topper and are not suitable to be fed as a complete meal.
Ready To Find the Perfect Food for Your Puppy?
Finding the best food for your pet shouldn’t weigh down the fun stuff. With a variety of delicious bases, toppers, and broths jam-packed with farm rich nutrients, you can bet that we’ve vetted every nutrient in their bowl, and broken down puppy feeding to a science. Explore our selection of healthy and ethically sourced food for every stage of your pet’s life. Remember to talk to your vet to ensure your puppy is getting everything they need from their diet or reach out to our friendly-pet loving CX team for any questions about our products.