Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Diet For Puppy Rottweilers & Feed Them

Rottweiler puppies need a lot of food from a very young age.

Proper feeding is one of the most important parts of raising a healthy rottweiler puppy. Rottweilers grow from a tiny puppy into a very large animal in a short amount of time, so feeding your dog the right food at the right times is essential. Rottweiler puppies who don't eat a proper diet or get into the right eating habits are at risk of developing joint problems, diarrhea or other ailments. You can follow a few steps to make sure your dog gets the nutrition it needs.


1. Buy puppy food with real meat, preferably organic, and avoid puppy foods with meat by-products or grain. The meat provides a necessary source of protein the puppy will need to grow big and healthy.

2. Avoid foods with chemicals and fillers in them, such as generic or store brands, as rottweilers are particularly prone to allergies.

3. Choose food that is moderate in calories and has the correct range of protein, fat and calcium. It should have about a quarter of its calories come from protein, about 12 to 15 percent from fat, and calcium should be in the range of 1.2 to 1.5 percent.

4. Don't switch over to adult food until the rottweiler is finished growing completely. A rottweiler generally reaches adulthood at about 18 months to 2 years of age. They will grow very large as puppies but until then aren't considered adults.

5. Keep the puppy on a regular feeding schedule at about the same times each day. Give it about 2 to 3 cups of food per day spaced out over two or three meals for the first two or three months of the dog's life. Switch to about 3 to 5 cups of food spaced out over two meals at 4 to 6 months of age, and continue feeding the dog twice a day until adulthood. Increase the amount of food to 4 to 6 cups per day at 6 months old and about 5 to 6 cups per day after 18 months.

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