Many dogs eat whenever and wherever food is available, and they often eat whatever they find. Therefore, establishing healthy eating habits is an essential step that must be taken by a dog owner to ensure his dog's overall well-being.
Puppies under 8 weeks of age typically nurse, but they can also be given solid food three to four times per day. Once a puppy has been weaned, it needs to eat high-quality puppy food twice daily. Adult dogs older than 1 year also need to be fed twice daily. The exact amount a dog needs varies, depending on its size and the quality of the food. Specific feeding guidelines are printed on dog food packaging.