How much should I feed my dog?
Many people will give different answers to this question based on
their experience with their dogs. However, the scientific facts related to
feeding dogs need to be considered.
Usually the puppies should not be
separated before they are eight weeks old. Usually about five percent of the
body weight may be taken as criteria for the quantity of food to be given to
As a rule of thumb in feeding the puppy goes until you see
visible fullness of the abdomen to a moderate degree. If you are feeding the
animal without giving emphasis to the animals stomach appearance, then
the puppy may experience some kinds of digestive upset and diarrhea may
Unlike adult dogs, puppies need to be fed with restricted amounts
of food but more frequently. As the puppy gets older, the amount may be
increased to some extent and the frequency of feeding decreased.
on a raw diet may consume only two to four percent of their body weight. Just
observe closely the feeding pattern of the dog and the body condition of the
animal. If the dog becomes obese, just reduce the quantity of food and if the
dog becomes thin, then increase the amount of food.
As mentioned before,
puppies and adolescent dogs eat more than the adult dogs. Likewise the
geriatric dog eats less than the adult dog due to the reduced movements of the
dog. However, remember to restrict the amounts of protein in the diet of aged
The Dog Food Industry
Dog food and dog food marketing, is dramatically different today
compared to just a few years ago. The dog food industry today offers hundreds
of different types of products. Pricing varies, depending on brand name,
quantity (i.e. how many ounces in a package) and specialty.
Gift Items for Dog Lovers
Lots of gifts and other products for dog lovers, books, games,
puzzles, magnetic poetry, t-shirts and more.
Animal Lover Gift Ideas
Animal Lover Gifts come in many
shapes, sizes and price ranges. The easiest way to shop is to start with the
correct "Critter Category!"
Presents for Pooches
There are many of products on the
market for dogs from doggie treat Christmas stockings, to Christmas theme food
dishes, to Santa costumes to dress your dog up!
Dogs need different diets at different
Puppies need greater amounts of protein, fat and carbohydrates than
an adult dog. Furthermore, puppies need more frequent feeding schedules in a
day, unlike an adult dog.
American Kennel Club - akc.org
The AKC provides coverage
on all accepted dog breeds, as well as information on registration,
pedigrees, and dog shows. Provides area for kids, and...
All About Breeding Dogs, Pregnancy, & Birthing
new puppy deserves the absolute best he or she can get in nutrition to give
them the best start in life. New and growing cells need in dogs need a high
quality protein in order to develop to their full potential. Nutrition plays a
very important role in helping the puppy to build a strong immune system which
will help protect the dog as they grow and mature.
Dog and Puppy Pictures and Games, and other Fun
Free dog care and puppy training information. Pet
care resources, free games, screensavers, themes, for animals and dogs. Big
Dog award and dog...
Giving Birth to Puppies
Preparing for your dog's
labor and puppy care can be both exciting and fun; still, awareness of
potential problems is of paramount importance.
A-Z The Dog Breeds Alphabet, Dog Breed
Encyclopedia and Directory
The Dog Breeds Alphabet is an all breeds
encyclopedia, brought to you by HOS (a dog training and behavior modification
centre in the Netherlands). You will find links to the best information on the
'net, listed by dog breed. From the most popular dog breeds to very rare
breeds, dog breed profiles, dog breed clubs, dog breed pictures and photos,
e-cards and post cards - you'll find it all in The Dog Breeds Alphabet!
Pets 4 You.com - Dogs | Cats
Pets 4 You.com is an
extensive pet directory for all animal lovers! We offer animal-related
educational resources with pictures and descriptions of all pet breeds. Find
puppies, dogs, kittens, cats and exotic pets for sale. Locate complete lists of
dog, cat, rare, and domestic breeds or the animal breeders in the United States
and Canada. Our breeders have classified ads and websites with photos of dogs,
cats, birds, reptiles and other exotic breeds.