Feeding your puppy is an important part of keeping them healthy, but it can also be stressful. You want to make sure they’re eating enough, but not too much. You want them to get the right kinds of nutrients, but you don’t want them to eat so many treats that they’re suddenly obese.
Your 2-month-old puppy is growing up fast, and you’re probably noticing that he’s ready for a more grown-up diet. Just because your puppy has graduated from the milk-only stage doesn’t mean that you should start feeding him adult dog food—it’s still important to check with your veterinarian before making any major changes.
The best thing to do when transitioning your puppy (or kitten) from nursing to solid food is to make sure that there are no allergies or sensitivities in his family history. If you’ve never had a pet before, it might be hard to know what can cause an allergic reaction, but if any of your other pets have suffered from allergies, it’s worth taking precautions when introducing new species into your home.
Also remember that puppies are very sensitive during this time period—they’re constantly growing and learning new things about their world, so anything that stresses them out can cause problems with their digestion or immune system. Make sure that everyone in the house understands how important it is not to take away attention from the new addition just yet; dogs need love too.
Puppy Feeding Chart: How Much Should You Feed A Puppy?
How much should you feed a puppy depends on the size of the puppy, their age and activity level, and whether or not they are on a diet. It also depends on whether or not they are eating a high-quality food.
|Weight at Maturity||Age and Food quantity|
|1 – 3 Months||4 – 5 Months||6 – 8 Months||9 – 11 Months||1 – 2 Years|
|3 – 10||0.75||1||1.25||Adult ration||Adult ration|
|11 – 20||1.25||2||1.25||1.75||Adult ration|
|21 – 50||1.5||2.75||2.25||3||4.25|
|51 – 75||2.5||3||3.75||4.75||6.25|
|76 – 100||2.75||3.75||6||7||11|
A general rule of thumb is that treats shouldn’t make up more than 10% of their daily food intake. If you’re feeding your puppy more than that, then they could become overweight which leads to all sorts of health problems down the road. And it is best to serve dog foods in small bits to ensure the dogs have perfect intake of the food.
If you’re not sure how much your puppy should be eating each day, talk to your veterinarian about setting up an appointment for weight checks every few weeks so that you know whether or not your pup needs to lose weight or gain some muscle mass before it’s too late.
How Often Should You Feed A Puppy?
A puppy’s appetite can be a bit unpredictable at first, but if you pay attention to the signals your puppy gives off and the cues they give you, you’ll soon be able to tell when they need more food and when they’re full.
The average adult dog needs anywhere from 250 to 400 calories per day, depending on their weight and activity level. So if you have an active pup in good health, they will likely require more calories than a less active pup with less muscle mass.
Here are some general guidelines to help you estimate how much food to give your puppy:
For puppies under six months old, feed them three meals per day instead of two. This helps prevent hypoglycemia (a condition where the blood sugar drops too low) which can be deadly for puppies under six months old.
Then when they’re about six months old, switch to feeding them twice per day—once in the morning and once at night—to mimic the natural pattern of most adult dogs who eat one meal per day.
Puppies should be fed according to their weight rather than age because puppies grow at different rates depending on their genetics and environment (such as whether or not they live indoors or outdoors).
Best Diet For 1 and 2-Month-Old Puppy
As your puppy turns two months old, you may be wondering what to feed him. There are many options for feeding your pup, but here are some of the most popular.
Dry dog food
This type of food is sold in bags and comes in many flavors and varieties to suit just about any taste. Dry dog food is great because it’s easy to store and lasts a long time. It also contains a lot of protein and other nutrients that your puppy needs at this age.
Canned dog food
Canned dog food is another popular choice for puppies. It’s convenient because you can just open up a can and feed it to your pup, who will love its taste. Canned dog food is usually high in protein and fat, making it an excellent source of energy for active puppies.
Raw meat or raw bones
Raw meat or raw bones are another option for feeding your 2-month-old puppy. These foods provide valuable nutrients such as calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin B12 that help support your puppy’s growth and development during these early months of life when their bodies are growing quickly.
The Best Times To Feed Puppies
The best time to feed your puppy is right after they wake up from a nap or after playing outside; this helps keep their digestive system healthy by giving them a chance to digest their food properly before going for another walk or playing with other puppies/dogs who might be sick.
The best times to feed puppies are between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00am, and between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.
The reason for this is that your puppy’s stomach should be empty when they wake up in the morning, and they should have had a chance to digest their food by the time they go to sleep at night. This will help prevent gastric torsion (or “bloat”), which can be fatal if it goes unchecked.
Feeding Tips For Your Puppy
Feeding tips for your puppy can be a little confusing, but we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through how to feed your pup the right way.
1. Start with the right amount of food: A good rule of thumb is to feed your puppy twice as much as they can eat in 10 minutes. If they’re still hungry, you can give them another serving after an hour or so.
2. Feed them at least three times a day: Your puppy will want to eat more often than this, but if you stick to three meals a day, it will help keep them from overeating and getting sick.
3. Use high-quality dog food: If you’re feeding your dog supermarket brands, consider switching over to something that’s made specifically for dogs—they’ll get all the nutrients they need without any unnecessary fillers or chemicals.
4. Monitor your dog’s weight carefully. You may want to consider using a scale at home before purchasing one at the vet’s office. If you have questions about how much food your dog should be eating, call us or ask your veterinarian for advice.
5. Don’t leave leftovers sitting out overnight: If there’s no one home during the day (like parents at work), make sure that any uneaten food gets thrown away before bedtime so it doesn’t attract pests or spoil overnight.
2-month-old puppies should be fed a high-quality puppy food that is designed for their age. The first ingredient should be meat, and the food should be made with real meat as its main source of protein. It should also contain other nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.
You can feed your 2-month-old puppy any type of meat that they are capable of chewing, but avoid bones because they can cause choking. It’s best to give them small pieces of cooked chicken or other poultry in order to help them learn how to chew and swallow properly.
When it comes to treats, it’s best to feed your puppy a few small pieces throughout the day instead of one large treat at one time because this will help them control their appetite better than if they get too much food all at once.