Kathryn: Best food for Pug puppies?
My family and I have are going to get a Pug puppy. I was wondering what type of food do you recommend for Pugs and until what age do I start giving them adult food? Feeding twice a day? Thanks.
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Answer by Darnell W
Start them off on some quality puppy chow for 3-4 months. Then you can start mixing in some healthy brown rice cooked in chicken broth. Occasionally mix in some mixed vegetables and some olive oil to help its skin and coat. After 1 year you can start feeding it lots of carbs and proteins to fatten it up. Add 1 cup of sugar to its meal every day for 3 months to add some additional fat. Once the dog is plump enough it should make for some succulent meat. About 16 hours in the crockpot will make for some of the best meat you have ever tasted.
Answer by DangerOusLy In LoV3
Pugs are adorable. There are a few good top brands at your local pet store. Just stay away from Pedigree and Alpo and all of those cheap brand. I feed my dogs Nutro Max. It is alright food.... also. keep your puppy on puppy food until he or she is a year or so. Then switch he/she to their adult food. Make sure you gradually mix the food when you switch so that the change doesn't upset ur pug's belly!
Answer by IS YOUR NEWF GELLIN'?
Talking to your Pug puppy's breeder is a good place to start. They can tell you what they have been eating and when to switch them.
Answer by Angel
Talk to the breeder but if they are feeding their dog cheap food then slowly switch to a premium that has no corn products, or cheap fillers. Foods such as Blue Buffalo (which is what I feed my lab) Solid Gold and Eagle Pack are just a couple to choose from. Feed a puppy 3 times a day till the age of 6-9 months then twice a day after that. Depending on the food and breed you choose you can take some off of puppy food at 6 months of age.
Answer by mrniceguy1456
Pug puppies get puppy chow as much as they need. at 1 year or 18 months, they get big dog food.
Congrats on the puppy!
Answer by MP:Happy Howl-O-Ween!
Innova, Wellness, Canidae, Timberwolf Organics or Solid Gold. All of them are excellent foods with none of the cheap fillers like corn or rice gluten, sorghum, beet pulp or wheat that dogs can't digest.
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Always get the puppy kind. Pug puppies should be fed puppy food 4 times a day till they're a year old. Then you need to gradually switch to adult food.
Answer by chi.lovers
I suggest getting a book if it's your first Pug puppy. All puppies are different, you will have to see what your dog will like. They have like Pug owners guides I know. Whatever you start feeding her, continue as long as she will eat it, most foods will have a weight chart to let you know how much and how often to feed. There are also special dog foods for special breeds, this may be convenient and easier for you to try. Good luck!
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Answer by leighannebingham
I feed my dog Purina. some people say it's not the best dog food but I have had no problems with it. when your dog reaches about a year and a half is when you start feeding it adult food. start out though by mixing the puppy food and the adult food together and slowly change to all adult food. I have a mini Dachshund and he only eats twice a day. if you feed small dogs too much they will become overweight and its really bad on smaller dogs, especially on their joints. good luck with your new puppy.
Answer by Grant C
Yes, feed your Pug puppy twice a day.
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