Puppies Need More Calories Than Adult Dogs Do, But It’S Not A Bad Idea To Change Their Diet
An eight-week-old dog needs about twice as many calories per day as an adult dog. Puppies need more protein, fat, calcium and phosphorus. Too much or too little nutrients can cause problems. Super-premium foods tend to have the most bang for the buck. Picky dogs that have difficulty gaining weight can benefit from super premium foods. Staple brand generic foods are sold in grocery stores. You should ask what your dog is used to eating before changing its diet. A sudden change in diet can cause diarrhea. Breeders choose certain foods for specific reasons. They may be a good food to continue. If you want to change diets, you can later transition your dog. . . .