Blog post 8 : Do you need different diets depending to your dog age ? 🐶🐕🍲🥩🍗

Do dog owners need different diets depending to their dog age ? 🐶🐕🍲🥩🍗🤔

Yes, dog owners need to make different diets depending to their dog age. For example, the puppy needs milk as the major food item while an adult dog may need beef or chicken in addition to the boiled egg and milk . So depending on the age factor, the diet schedule varies in reality for the dogs like any other species. 🐶🐕🍲

Puppies need greater amounts of protein, fat and carbohydrates than an adult dogs. Furthermore, puppies need more frequent feeding schedules in a day, unlike an adult dog. The movement based requirements of diet are more in the case of puppies, since they are often more active than the adult dogs. 🐶🐕🍲

Elder dogs need restricted protein but the protein needs to be easily digestible and easily assimilated in the body. The diet schedule should have ample supply of water for them. Feeding aged dogs too much protein may finally lead to over burden to the renal structures and ultimately, the dog may end up damaging filters in the kidney. 🐶🐕🍲

This is true especially when the immune system of these dogs is compromised due to many factors. Similarly, the elderly dogs need less food only because the movements of the adult dogs are highly restricted and hence, they have to spend a limited of energy. 🐶🐕🍲

Female dogs in the pregnancy stage need not be fed a full stomach since it may cause some discomforts to the animal. However, the pregnant animal and the nursing animal need special type of food items that deliver a balanced type of nutrition with proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals. 🐶🐕🍲

The nursing animal with puppies need to be fed with enough amounts of calcium and hence, there will not be any calcium based deficiency and the bones of the puppies will be strong without any curving. 🐶🐕🍲

Usually the puppies should not be separated before they are eight weeks old. However, some times the orphaned puppies may exist. Usually about five percent of the body weight may be taken as criteria for the quantity of food to be given to the puppies. However, the amount that is consumed by the dog varies with size of the dogs also. 🐶🐕🍲

However, one can have a thumb rule of feeding the puppy goes until you see visible fullness of the abdomen to a moderate degree. If you are going on feeding the animal without giving emphasis to the animalís stomach appearance, then the puppy may experience some kinds of digestive upsets and the diarrhea may occur in them. 🐶🐕🍲

This may cause many inconveniences to the owner as well as the puppy. Unlike adult dogs, the puppies need to be fed with restricted amounts of food but in more frequencies. However, once the age advances, the amount may be increased to some extent but the frequency of feeding is often decreased in many occasions. 🐶🐕🍲

A dog on a raw diet may consume only two to four percent of their body weight. Just observe closely the feeding pattern of the dog and the body condition of the animal. If the dog becomes obese, just reduce the quantity of food and if the dog becomes thin, then have an increase in the feeding items. 🐶🐕🍲

As mentioned earlier, puppies and adolescent dogs eat more than the adult dogs. Likewise the geriatric dog eats less than the adult dog due to the reduced movements of the dog. However, remember to restrict the amounts of protein during the feeding of diet to the aged dogs. 🐶🐕🍲

Dry or Canned food depends to your dog age :

These types of food materials are different with different grades of liking by the dogs. Dogs like dry foods only if they are tasty only and however, on comparison, the dogs prefer only the canned food items. Reason for such preference by the dogs is that in case of canned food items, the moisture is about seventy to eighty per cent but in case of dry food, it is only about ten per cent. 🐶🐕🥩

However, if you view it in terms of nutrients, often the dry food contains nearly ninety per cent nutrients whereas the canned food items contain only less per cent of nutrients and most of the times. It is only soy products that are structured so well to look like meat pieces. 🐶🐕🥩

Hence, to make up the nutritional balance in the body systems, the dog has to eat more amounts of canned food materials than the dry food materials. Hence, just compare the cost factor related to this feature by you. Many dry food items are soybean and rice based. 🐶🐕🥩

Now some dry food items are based on corn. Sometimes, beef based or chicken based food items come in the cans along with mineral and vitamin supplements suited for the upkeep of the dogís health status. Larger dogs that weigh more than thirty pounds need to be fed with semi moist food items or dry food items in most of the occasions. 🐶🐕🥩

This is to satisfy the food receptors in the stomach. This is due to the fact that the larger dogs need to eat plenty of moist food or the canned food items to satisfy these criteria. But it may not be practically possible in these larger dogs. The small sized dogs may have a satisfactory level of nutrients if fed even the moist food items. 🐶🐕🥩

However, the caloric density of the dry food should not be forgotten. Enriched dry food items are highly welcome ones than the non -enriched food items. 🐶🐕🥩

How often should I feed my dog in function to his dog age ?

This often becomes an important question asked by many dog lovers and dog owners. If it is a puppy within age of the first six weeks, the puppies need to be given milk at the rate of five to seven times per day. The puppy will make some sound if it wants to feed in general. 🐶🐕🍗

However, the feeding frequency may be reduced when the dog becomes six to eight weeks old. By the time the dog assumes the age of four weeks, it may start taking of some solid food. Hence, mix the solid food with water in majority and feed your puppy once or twice in the beginning and if the dog develops some diarrhea, then delay the feeding. 🐶🐕🍗

Most of the times, it is due to trial and error but taking some basic steps in feeding, so you need to watch out. The feeding frequency may be changed to two to three times after the assumption of age of eight weeks. However, if the dog is seen hungry craving for food, then provide food once than the estimated numbers. This varies with different breeds of dogs. 🐶🐕🍗

However, avoid feeding too many times in this age group of dogs. Around three months to six months of age, the puppy will be teething. Hence, restrict the feeding to two times only but the balanced type of nutrition needs to be provided to the dogs of this age group to avoid the deficiency based symptoms in them. 🐶🐕🍗

From six months to one year, try using puppy food that is available commercially. However, from first year onwards, the adult food may be given gradually. However, when the dog becomes an elder dog, restrict the frequency of feeding since the movements of such adult dogs are highly reduced due to multiple reasons. However, the pregnant animal may be fed an extra time depending on the willingness of the animal and restrict the quantity of the food but without compromising on the quality of food. 🐶🐕🍗

Home made diets for any dog age :

Home made diets are important in the dog feeding. Many a times, the commercial diets consist of food items that have artificial coloring agents and flavoring agents that are harmful to the dog's body. Home made food items have the guarantee of freshness in the preparation unlike the ready-made commercial items. 🐶🐕🍲

The preservatives added in the commercial food items may not be the suitable ones to the dogs from the health point of view. Even in case of renal diseases in dogs, the home made diets may be made with ground beef, slices of bread, calcium carbonate, boiled eggs etc. 🐶🐕🍲

The purpose is to have the restricted protein supply in the feed items prepared. This should be carried out with home made diets prepared exclusively for the dogs suffering from renal diseases. Water is added in sufficient quantities to help the proper metabolism in the digestion-impaired renal cases. 🐶🐕🍲

The dog may have allergic symptoms like severe itching, which may not get corrected by different kinds of medications employed over a period of time. Such cases may get easily treated once the dog food is changed from the commercial type of food to the home made food items. 🐶🐕🍲

Often, the home made food items are prepared using the freezing procedures to kill the germs or by adding grape seed extracts to provide sufficient antioxidants to the home made food items. Food grade vinegar is also added in many times to the meat pieces prepared in a fresh manner. All these can be enriched with vitamin supplements that are available in fruit essences, fish oil etc. 🐶🐕🍲

Cranberry juice, bananas, fish and meat are prepared in a quality manner and no preservatives are added during the preparation of these kinds of food items and the dog becomes more active after the consumption of such food items. 🐶🐕🍲

Vitamin and mineral supplements are ones of the most important components in any dog feeding. If there is a balance in the vitamin and mineral supplements, then the animal will have a healthy life and hence, the immunity is not compromised in an unwanted way. This simply means that there the dog will be more disease resistance against various diseases. 🐶🐕🍲

Pet owners should know that vitamins A, D, E, and K are the fat-soluble vitamins and others are water-soluble vitamins. Vitamins like thiamine, pyridoxine and cyanocobalamin are important for the functions of nervous system. Deficiency of vitamin A leads to night blindness and skin lesions and deficiency of vitamin D leads to the softening and weakening of the bones. 🐶🐕🍲

These problems are many a time encountered by the dog owners. Among these, vitamin A toxicities may occur if you feed them in excessive amounts, like vitamin D. Hence, give emphasis on this while you are using these vitamins in the dogs. Cod liver oil from selected fishes has more vitamin A in them and are universally good feed for dogs. 🐶🐕🍲

All dogs may not need supplements of minerals or vitamins to live well for the moment, but it is important for their future. If they become sick or aged or very young without proper feeding, supplementations are required for the upkeep of health status in them. However, one has to follow the instructions of veterinarian in this regard. 🐶🐕🍲

If the dogs are fed with fish in frozen conditions, then they may be suffering constantly from vitamin B1 deficiency and hence, such dogs need to be given specifically B1. Careless supplementations of minerals may lead to diseases and hence, veterinarians always need to be consulted on the supplementation of minerals or vitamins. 🐶🐕🍲

Minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, iron, copper etc. are given more emphasis in addition to sodium and potassium. Zinc is related to skin health and potassium is related to the muscle health and calcium with phosphorus is related to the bone health. 🐶🐕🍲

However, if you feed the dog with chicken, mutton or beef along with required vegetables, artificial supplementation of mineral or vitamin tablets may be highly reduced but supplements need to be thought of when you are not able to maintain a balanced nutrition as this happens with most of the dogs, due to multifaceted causes. 🐶🐕🍲

How to give your pets more appetite for any dog age :

1) The 3L LCD, Wifi, Camera automatic pet feeder :  🐶🥛🥣😻

This '' 3L LCD, Wifi, Camera automatic pet feeder '' is the ultimate solution to feed you dog or cat wherever you go, will save you time and it's very easy to use. Time to give to your pet the care he deserves with this amazing 3L LCD, Wifi, Camera automatic pet feeder  ! 🐶🥛🥣😻 

LCD Screen feeder :

a- Infrared Induction: This automatic pet feeder has infrared detection technology which will prevent the food from spilling or getting stuck in the hole of the dispenser;

b- Sound Recording Function: This feeder has a sound recording function that will allow you to record your voice where you can record your voice calling your pet to come and enjoy their meal time.

c- Power Supply: You can either use the power adapter that comes with the feeder or batteries in order to deliver power to your automatic pet feeder. 

Wifi automatic pet feeder :

Easily set the time of food and the amount of food to be delivered through the mobile phone, and regularly feed the pets more healthily to prevent the pets from being full or hunger.

Wifi and camera Pet Feeder :

a. 1.3 MPx high-definition camera, with a 110-degree wide-angle len, you can also know about the pets at any time.

b. Easily set the time of food and the amount of food to be delivered through the mobile phone, and regularly feed the pets more healthily to prevent the pets from being full or hunger.

System features:

a. APP a set of WIFI keys;

b. Music remote feed;

c. Real-time remote viewing of pet food, photographs, video, social;

d. Super wide-angle lens, which covers the viewing angle of 110 degrees -Monitoring video: supports iPhone, Android phones and other smart phones and flat panel monitor, supports remote playback, without having to download.

You can get yours from our store at the link below :

2) The Interactive Dog Toy Food Dispenser : solution when dog losing appetite : 🐕🐶🧉😖

This « Interactive Dog Toy Food Dispenser » is the ultimate solution for dog owners when dog losing appetite, it is made to increase the IQ and Mental Stimulation of your dog ! 🐶🐾🐕

With this toy, your dog will see, smell, hear and find the snacks inside the food dispenser, which will increase the appetite of your dog if he is not eating enough ! 🐶🧉😌

Furthermore, this magic dog food dispenser prevents your pet from rapid eating and limits the amount of treats swallowed by your dog by slowing down the treat feeding process, which helps your dog fix its digestion and bloating problems in order to keep a healthy physical body !🧉🐕🥰

Finally, the tumbler design of the toy make it roll in a small area while playing, so your dog’s food won’t be sprinkled everywhere ! 🐕🧉😌

You can get yours from our store at the link below :

3) The Mermaid Silicone bowl feeding dog : 🐶😌🧜‍♀️

Below its main features :

1.  Multifunctional: Can be used for feeding dog and cat. 🐶🐱🥟

2. Special design for training the sense of smelling while feeding dog or cat. Always have fun. 🥟🧜‍♀️🐾 

3. Antiskid base to avoid that the pet overturns the bowl. 😉🍜🐾

4. The bowl is detachable. It is convenient to wash the pet bowl after feeding dog or cat. 🐶😻

5. Beautiful mermaid shape, will decorate your room and the kids will like it too. 🥰😽🧜‍♀️

No worries feeding dog or cat anymore ! 🦮🐈🐾😌

You can get yours from our store at the following link :

4) The bite dog chewing ball:  🐶👌🪀😌


This bite dog chewing ball is made from food-grade TPR materials, non toxic, environmental friendly, safe and harmless to your love pet. 🐶👌🪀

When you throw the ball to the ground, it will bounce high, suitable to play with in the yard, home or park. It also do inspire pets hunting instinct to insanely chase this chew ball, so it can better train pet agility.🦮🏏🪀

This bite dog chewing ball can be a play toy and a teeth cleaning toy in the same time. It helps to remove the plaque and tartar, reduce the breeding of bacteria, keep teeth clean and freshen the breath.🐶👌🪀

The soft texture of the bite dog chewing ball is designed to be safe for your dog's gums. With it your little pet won't bite the sofa and other furniture again.😌🪀🦮

You can get yours from our store at the link below :

5) The Interactive Flying Disc Food Dispenser for intelligent dogs training:  🥏🦮🐶

This interactive Flying Disc is made specifically for intelligent dogs training, which can be filled by snacks and food to keep your intelligent dogs more energetic, more curious and even smarter ! 🥏🦮🐶🐾

Below its main features :




You can get yours from our store at the link below :

6) The 60ml/100ml/150ml Reusable Nutrient Syringe for a healthy dog feeding:  💉 🐱🐶🐾

This “ Reusable Nutrient Syringe” is medically designed for a healthy cat / dog feeding ! 💉 🐱🐶🐾

Below its main features :

1. The edge is not loose, no slope and no bubble; 💉🐾

2. The inner wall is tightly matched with the piston, spitting out liquid is fluent and it is not easy to leak; 💉🐾

3. Big mouth, long mouth and medically designed for a healthy cat / dog feeding, nutrient solution matching, plant cultivation and so on. 💉 🐾

You can get yours from our store at the following link :

7) 50ml Nursing feeding bottle for babies pets :  🍼🐱🐨🐰🐶




With this 50ml Nursing feeding bottle for babies pets  you will discover how to feed a kitten or a puppy ! 🍼🐾🐱👶🐶

It is especially designed for small puppies, kittens, small rabbits and any babies pets about 1 month old ! 🍼🐰🐨🐯🐣

Below its main features :

1. It is equipped with a scale on the surface of the bottle to control daily feeding volume; 🍼🐾

2. It is equipped with a special brush to easily clear the inside of the bottle; 🍼🐾

3. Soft, environmental-friendly, non-toxic nipple and safe for your babies pets. 🍼🐾

You can get yours from our store in the following link :

The dog walking food bag we recommend to add to your dog walking equipment for any dog age :   🏕🐾🐕🧺🚴‍♂️






This ‘’ camouflage dog walking food bag ‘ is made of premium PVC Oxford camouflage fabric, which is stylish and easy to clean ! 🏕🐾🐕🧺🚴‍♂️

Below its main features :

1. The food bag is equipped with an adjustable plastic slider with strap, easy to close and open; 🧺🐾🚴‍♂️

2. The food storage is equipped with a waterproof nylon inside, durable and environmental; 🧺🐾🚴‍♂️

3. Finally, it is equipped with an extra rubber pad with croos opening for taking poopbags easily. 🧺🐾🚴‍♂️

You can get yours from our store at the following link :

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Pupiplace team wishes you a happy dog feeding ! 🐶🐕🍲🥩🍗