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Should I feed my puppy dry or tinned food?

By Dr. Marjorie Chandler - DVM, MS, MANZCVS, DACVN, DACVIM, MRCVS | 27 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy sitting alongside its feeding bowl

Wet or dry? It can be difficult to know which type of food to give your puppy. To help take the confusion out of feeding. The following questions and answers can help take the confusion out of feeding. Q: Which is better for puppies, tinned or dry food? A:  There is no clear benefit to choosing wet or tinned food over dry food, or vice versa. As long as your puppy’s diet is complete and balanced, it’s entirely up to your personal preference. A complete and balanced diet should contain all…

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Feeding tips for your growing puppy

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 23 November 2018 | 2 Comments
A puppy eating out of its feeding bowl

There’s plenty of information for feeding young puppies, but what about a growing young dog? Here are some key questions to help take the guesswork out of mealtimes. Breed maturity Puppies have different nutritional requirements to adult dogs, so it’s important to ensure that your dog is on the right diet for their age. It can be important to make sure that your young dog is receiving the right food for his or her breed or size, and some  puppy food brands will state whether their food is suitable for…

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By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 21 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy sitting on a garden bench

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By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 19 November 2018 | 0 Comments
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What shouldn’t my puppy eat?

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 13 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy looking at its feeding bowl

Puppies are naturally curious and will try to eat lots of things they shouldn’t, in fact, adult dogs will also eat foods they shouldn’t, given half a chance. Unfortunately, some foods we enjoy, and even some that are considered healthy for us, can be bad and even dangerous for your puppy. Chocolate Theobromine is poisonous to dogs and is found in chocolate, so you shouldn’t allow your puppy to eat chocolate. Different types of chocolate have different concentrations of theobromine in. Milk chocolate and white chocolate will tend to have…

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Key jobs to be done

By Petplan | 13 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A long hair Dacshund in its bed

Once you have chosen your puppy, it is important to make plans for his transition to your home. This will help reduce any extra stress caused by his new surroundings and give him the best start in his new life. Here are some basic guidelines for you to follow. The Basics Decide on a name for your new puppy. This will be one of the first things he will learn. Decide where your new puppy is going to sleep and have a suitable bed ready with a blanket or an…

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Feeding and exercise for your new puppy

By Petplan | 13 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy eating food of the floor

The first days with a new puppy is wonderfully exciting but many new owners can feel a little daunted by the new responsibility. Feeding and exercise are important for your new family member. Feeding Feed your puppy at regular intervals (at least four times) throughout the day. Some puppies may develop an upset stomach during the first few days in a new home. Stick with a diet that the puppy is used to and avoid offering a variety of rich foods or overfeeding during these early days. It is essential…

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