A general introduction to the care and nutritional needs of small dogs in childhood

Small dogs have very special growth and development at a young age, and they need special care and nutrition! Small dog puppies have a very short and rapid development process. This means they need a balanced diet – enough protein, minerals and energy every day.

Smaller dogs have higher metabolisms than larger dogs, and they need more calories throughout the day. This is why it is highly recommended to feed them small, frequent meals during the day, at least 3-4 meals, and 2-3 meals when they reach adulthood should be sufficient.

Small dog puppies also have more sensitive digestion. That’s why it’s always better to eat several extra meals a day than just one large meal a day. The food given must be digestible and have balanced nutrition to ensure easy digestion and gastrointestinal comfort.

As we all know, good digestion starts with good chewing. The more a puppy chews, the easier it will digest later. Particle size is critical. Size, shape and texture must be tailored to them. Particles have to adapt to their jaw size!

All puppies lose their milk teeth at 4-7 months and then develop permanent teeth. don’t worry ! In most cases, we don’t even notice this, simply because the baby teeth are so small that puppies swallow them inadvertently! If some milk teeth are still present after 10 months, it is advisable to see a veterinarian to decide if they should be removed. Because the remaining deciduous teeth are likely to accumulate plaque and tartar, causing bad breath or tooth loss.

Puppies, especially small puppies, must have a strong immune system. It takes time to improve and shape, and good nutrition can provide vitamins and nutrients that help build and improve their natural defenses. A large part of the immune system is located in the digestive tract, so we can easily understand why quality food is so important!

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Post time: Sep-30-2022