Puppy Feeding Schedule, Chart, Amount
There is a lot of misleading information concerning dog foods, canine nutritional requirements and exactly what a puppy needs to eat. To cut through the myriad of conflicting messages we’ve created this guide on how, when and what to feed your puppy.
Puppy Feeding Schedule/Timeline (By Week)
Puppies have very specific nutritional requirements that determine what foods they can eat, how much they should be fed, and when they should transition to adult food.
To make feeding your puppy as easy as possible, we’ve created a weekly feeding schedule detailing how much food your puppy needs; how often they need to eat, and what types of food options you should have available.
How Much Food Do I Feed My Puppy?
Every week brings a rapid cycle of changes in which your puppy grows, learns and especially eats. From the day they are born, they are on an accelerated growth path, and they need the fuel to reach their full potential.
Be sure to monitor your new puppy’s health and wellness. If they appear skinny and eagerly finish every meal, then you may need to increase the amount of food in their diet. Conversely, if you notice that your puppy is gaining too much weight for their age, you may need to limit the amount of food in their diet.
How Often Do I Feed My Puppy?
How often you feed you puppy is determined by its age. Puppies eat more when they are young, because they are constantly growing. Newborn puppies cannot consume solid food and should be kept on their mother’s milk until weaning age. Around 6 weeks you can begin feeding your puppy solid food according to the following chart.