How Much Should a Puppy Eat?


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The amount of food a puppy should eat depends on what breed the puppy is and what size the dog will be once it is fully grown. For the first six to eight weeks of a puppy's life, it should be allowed to nurse whenever it and the mother want.

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Once puppies are eating solid food, small meals are easier to digest than large meals, so they should be fed small amounts three or four times a day. Specifically formulated puppy food will have extra calories and nutrients the dog needs. As a guideline, an owner should be able to feel the puppy's ribs, and see a distinct waist.

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