Find Your Puppy’s Feeding Routine
Establishing a routine is something that can get forgotten about in the excitement of bringing home a new pet. What happens in the first few weeks of getting your puppy will set the bases on the relationship and behavioral patterns of your new friend. What your new puppy learns now will most likely stick with it for the rest of its life.
As humans, it is important that your puppy has some sort of routine and schedule to follow to ensure it has consistency. Unlike older dogs who are fed twice a day, puppies usually eat around three times a day in the beginning. Feeding your puppy on a schedule the same time every day will get your puppy used to what time of the day it is feeding time. This can be used to your advantage. It can be altered to times when your puppy has to be left home alone and can help with separation anxiety. It gives your puppy something to look forward to rather than feeling alone when you are not around. Feeding your puppy at set times each day is more effective than leaving food out to graze on whenever they wish. When they know they are getting fed they will be less likely to beg between designated meal times.
Having your puppy eat on the schedule will make house training much easier. Many dogs will have a regular potty schedule that coincides with their feeding. If their feeding is consistent then this will be too.
If you have a fussy pup on your hands there are a number of measures you can take. If possible always try and prevent feeding your dog human food or scraps. It will not only ruin their appetite but can promote begging. Our Hypro Premium range has been specifically formulated to give puppies all their required nutrients. Scraps from your plate will not have the same balance of nutrients they need to grow healthy and happy.
It is important to feed your puppy the right amount, to prevent overeating or under nurturing your puppy. Our feeding guide on our website will help tell you what is the best amount of Hypro Premium food to feed your puppy based on their weight and age.
Hypro Premium Puppy Food provides the perfect start to life. Each small bite size kibble allows for easy digestion and is packed with natural, nourishing goodness. Made from high quality meat, healthy fats and oils, and vitamins and minerals with no artificial colours or flavours.