In order for the puppy to develop and grow well, its nutrition must be balanced. The easiest way to achieve this is if you feed the dog with dry food from an early age, but of course, not any food - they are divided into economy class food, medium quality, premium class and professional food. For puppies, only the last and penultimate options are suitable. If they are raised on economy and middle class food, this will not lead to anything good.
In order for a dog to grow up healthy and beautiful, it must be fed with dry food brands Dog Chau, Pro Pak, etc. (this is a premium class), and better Pro Plan, Hills, Yakanuba, etc. (these are professional feeds). Those that are produced under the brands Chappy, Darling and others like that (this is economy food), Pedigree, Friskas, Doctor Clauders, etc. will not work. (their quality is average).
If you decide to feed your puppy with dry food, do not give it any meat, cottage cheese, porridge, or vitamin and mineral supplements, just give it water in addition to the main food. Otherwise, the diet will be mixed, which is not very good. Vitamin and mineral supplements can be added to the menu in exceptional cases - in case of individual problems and diseases. For example, if a puppy has weak ligaments, he is prescribed Gelakan Darling, Glucosamine, Chondro Cann, etc. drugs. In case of poisoning, infections and some other problems, vitamins of group B are used. If the dog does not absorb fat-soluble vitamins poorly, then after passing the tests, you can use Trivitamin.
Even with dry feeding, the puppy can be fed with treats. They are usually finely chopped cheese, croutons, dried apricots, dried fruits, boiled meat (not pork!), Special delicacies that are produced by manufacturers of dry food. But treats should not exceed 10% of your pet's diet, and he should receive them as a reward - for following commands and only after the main meal.
It is necessary to start giving the puppy dry food from 3 weeks of age, when he is still sucking milk. Since the dog's teeth have not yet formed at this time, the food should be crushed and mixed with warm milk or water. After 1, 5 months, you can offer unsoaked dry food. Up to 2 months, the puppy is given food 5-6 times a day, then the number of feedings is gradually reduced. At 4-5 months, the dog already eats 3 times a day, after 6 months you can switch to two meals a day, but you can also feed it 3 times.