Preventing Obesity in your Puppy

Posted on: 04-Feb-2015

Throughout their growth, puppies must be given a diet specifically formulated to meet their needs. Their eating requirements differ from those of an adult dog mostly due to the fact that they are growing. Puppies’ diets should be based on what their future holds for them. For example, at 10 months, a small dog, target adult weight up to 22 lbs,  has reached his adult weight and has multiplied his birth weight by 20 times. A giant dog, target adult weight over 100 lbs, will continue to grow until 18 to 24 months and will multiply his birth weight by 100 times.

Thus, in a larger dog with a lengthy growth period, rapid and excessive weight gain must be avoided in order to reduce excessive strain on his still immature joints, as this may cause him to develop bone and joint disorders as an adult. In a small puppy with a short growth period, the allowances must be regularly adjusted to prevent possible obesity.

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Tips to take away

Large breed dogs grow at very different rates than small breed dogs.

Puppies diets should be based on what their future holds for them.