Puppy Food For Thought


When choosing a food for your puppy check it contains no more than 23% protein. More than this can cause the bones to grow too quickly and become too big for the soft tissues to support, and the muscles, tendons and ligaments can get damaged. You also need to make sure you know how much to feed your puppy and weigh the food before you give it to your puppy. Some puppies will eat only what they need, others will eat as much as they can – so if you give them more they’ll eat more. Excess weight in puppyhood puts extra strain on the soft bones causing them to grow out of shape as they struggle to keep the puppy upright. This in turn can lead to joint problems and an increased risk of hip or elbow dysplasia. Puppies don’t need treats but if you want to use them as part of your training make sure they come out of their daily food allowance.

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