puppy food

Dogs need different diets at different ages

Dogs need different diets at different ages. For example, a puppy needs milk as the major food item while an adult dog may need beef or chicken in addition to the boiled egg and milk. So depending on the age factor, the diet varies for dogs like any other species.

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. Puppies need to eat more often since they are often more active than the adult dogs.

Elder dogs need restricted protein but the protein needs to be easily digestible and easily assimilated in the body. The diet schedule should have ample supply of water for them. Feeding aged dogs too much protein may lead to over burdening the renal structures and ultimately, the dog may end up damaging its kidney.

This is true especially when the immune system of these dogs is compromised due to many factors. Similarly, the elderly dogs need less food only because the movements of the adult dogs are highly restricted and hence, they have to spend a limited of energy.

Female dogs that are pregnant should not be fed a full stomach since it may cause some discomfort to the animal. However, the pregnant animal and the nursing animal need special type of food items that deliver a balanced type of nutrition with proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals.

The nursing animal with puppies need to be fed with enough amounts of calcium and hence, there will not be any calcium based deficiency and the bones of the puppies will be strong without any curving.

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