Feeding Tips

  • We feed Loyall Life puppy food or Purina Proplan puppy. It is the best that we have found. We like to keep the puppy on our food until they are comfortable in their new home.
  • If you would like to switch food make sure and do it gradually. You will need to mix it 50/50 at first and slowly change it over.
  • Make sure that if you are going to change dog food that it is a good, high quality dog food, such as Science Diet. To start the puppy should have as much to eat as it wants because they are in a rapid growth stage. At about 6 months, if it looks like it is getting a little chubby you can restrict the amount of puppy food. Puppies are nibblers; they will run over and grab 5 pieces of food, spit them on the floor and then eat them one by one. Then in another 30 minutes run over and grab another piece and eat that.
  • You need to make sure that the puppy had 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! (319) 415-8002.

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