Feeding Tips

  • We feed Wells Pro Pac Puppy food, and have been for around 25 years. It is the best brand that we have found and is made in Indiana . It was not one of the brands involved in the pet food recall of 2007.
  • If you would like to keep the puppy on our food you can go to propacpetfood.com and enter your zip code- that will let you know who sells it around you.
  • If you would like to switch to a different brand of puppy food, make sure that you do it gradually. You will need to mix it 50/50 at first and slowly change it over. (If you don’t slowly switch, your puppy will more than likely get a loose stool.)
  • Make sure that if you if you are going to change food it is a good, high quality food, such as Iams, Science Diet, Purina Pro Plan, or Pedigree hard food. (There are others as well, but these are a few of the top brands around us.)
  • Look at your puppy at about 6 months, if it looks like it is getting a little chubby, change to adult dog food; otherwise keep it on puppy food until it is around 9-12 months old.
  • Right now the puppy has food down in front of it at all times. Puppies are nibblers; they will run over and grab 5 pieces of food, spit it on the floor and then eat them one by one. Then in another 30 minutes run over, get another 5 pieces and eat that.
  • You need to make sure that the puppy has a chance to eat, drink, and rest! If it doesn’t get enough to eat it could get low blood sugar (become hypoglycemic). If that should happen and the puppy is lethargic you need to get some sugar into the puppy immediately! Honey or corn syrup works well. Call us first and then, if necessary, the vet if this should happen.
  • Take the food and water away about an hour or so before bed, puppies are just like little kids, if they are empty, they can go all night.
  • If you have any questions (no matter how stupid you think they sound) don’t be afraid to give us a call or e-mail us! (319)-824-8009(office#) or (319)-415-8009(Cell#) centuryfarmpups@iowatelecom.net