How Often Should You Feed a Puppy?


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Although newborn puppies generally need to nurse about every two hours, by the time most puppies are weaned, they do well being fed three or four times a day. Twice-daily feeding is usually fine for a six-month-old puppy.

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Orphaned or rejected puppies being bottle fed should be seen by a veterinarian who can recommend a feeding schedule that mimics healthy nursing habits. Four-week-old puppies can transition to solid food for part of their diets and be fed less often. Puppies are generally adaptable, and many do fine on twice-daily feedings once they are weaned. However, at least three meals a day is best until they get a little bigger.

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