If you are the proud owner of a puppy aged from one week to six weeks, you need to be aware that the little fellow will need to be fed milk up to seven times per day. Your puppy will almost certainly be vocal and let you know when he feels that it’s time for him to be fed.
You can safely reduce the number of times that you feed your puppy once he reaches the age of six to eight weeks old. At this point, you will notice that your puppy will start to eat more solid food, and once he has reached this age, start to mix a little water in his food and give it to him a couple of times per day. However, you should reduce the number of feeding sessions, if your puppy develops diarrhea.
The feeding frequency will probably change yet again once your puppy has reached the age of two months, and you need to be careful and make sure you are keeping an eye on the overall feeding process. As a rule of thumb you should feed your puppy if he is obviously hungry, although different dog breeds have different requirements.
Once your puppy reaches three to six months, he will be teething and because of this, feeding only twice a day is recommended. However, you want to be sure that you avoid any deficiencies in your dog’s diet, and at the same time make sure that he is eating all that he needs to.
Commercially manufactured dog foods for puppies should be on your shopping list once your puppy has reached the age of six months, and up to a year old. Start to give him adult dog food gradually, once he is a year old. You should reduce the amount of times that you feed an older dog, because as your dog ages his movements become more limited and more restricted. You can increase the number of daily feedings if your dog is pregnant, but in this case it is extremely important to make sure you that are only feeding her good quality dog food.