One of the important points that needs to be paid more attention to in order for your Shar Pei to always be in great shape is nutrition. That is why it is necessary to feed your puppy with high quality and well balanced food. A growing Shar Pei meal should contain about 30 percent protein and 20 percent fat.
Many dog breeders advise to use ready-made food of well-known brands. This food will be much better for your puppy than any other food you cook, even with the highest quality ingredients. Choose foods that are free of preservatives, artificial fillers, colors, and soy as these can cause serious coat problems in your dog's food. For a Shar Pei puppy, foods containing chicken, turkey, lamb or salmon are suitable.
Give your puppy only food that it eats well, has normal stools, healthy hair and proper weight. Please note that premium and super premium ready-to-eat foods contain essential minerals and vitamins to ensure normal growth and development of your dog.
Choose the amount of food. In this case, be guided by the daily rate indicated by the manufacturer. A Shar Pei puppy needs to be fed 4-6 times a day. An adult dog should eat 2 times a day, so gradually reduce the number of feeds over the course of one year. Remember, your dog should always have clean water in the bowl.
Feed your puppy only after a walk. If the Shar Pei refuses to eat, do not change it for a more tasty one, just remove the bowl before the next feeding. The puppy's bowl should be at the level of his chest, so it should be placed on a stand. Soak the food in warm boiled water half an hour before feeding.
If you do decide to feed your puppy with natural foods, you can use the following recipe. Fry finely chopped carrots and onions in three teaspoons of vegetable oil. Add water and cover with rice or buckwheat, cook for five minutes, Remove from heat and leave for thirty minutes. Add raw lean meat to the finished porridge. You can also add vegetables such as squash, pumpkin, or cauliflower during cooking. When feeding the puppy, you can give kefir and low-fat cottage cheese. Do not forget to add essential vitamins and minerals to your food, you can buy them at any pet store.