When it comes to your furry friend, it’s vital that they are given the right food to keep them happy, healthy and energised. The best way to achieve this is to ensure that your animal is provided with nutritious food specifically for them. Here we provide you with the advice you need to feed your dog properly.
Types of Food
The three main types of dog food available are dry foods, semi-moist foods and homemade foods. It’s always advisable to stick to dry or semi-moist shop-bought food where possible, as these have been specially formulated nutritionally to ensure positive growth.
Whether you opt for dry food or moist food, it’s best to choose the highest quality possible as these will contain the best ingredients and, therefore, be healthier for your dog. Some dogs may not like dry food, so you can either try and mix the dry food with a bit of warm water or move onto wet food. The main difference between the two is the superior water content in semi-moist food. Once you find food that works with your dog, try not to change from it to avoid alterations in your dog’s diet.
Dietary Requirements For Young Pups
Like babies, puppies grow at a far greater speed to full-sized adult dogs and therefore need special diets to assist in their physical development. You should feed your puppy four meals per day until they reach four months in age, at which point you should reduce this to three times a day until they are six months and then move on to two meals a day for the rest of their life. Your puppy should also be fed ‘growth formula’ food, which you will be able to find at a pet shop.
Looking After Your Pet in Grimsby, Caistor and Immingham
If you’re looking for a local vet who you can rely on to look after your pet in Grimsby, the Abbey Vet Centre can help you. We have a team of highly compassionate, friendly and skilled veterinarians who will do everything they can to get your animal companion fighting fit again.
To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at one of our surgeries in either Grimsby, Caistor or Immingham or call us 24 hours per day on 01472 347 054.