Boxer dogs diet
Youv’e just purchased a Boxer puppy and want to know, what is the very best Boxer Dogs Diet to feed it?…If you purchased your puppy from a Dog Breeder, ask them what they have been feeding the puppy…Most responsible Breeders make sure they feed their puppies very well. So if you follow their diet, your puppy should not suffer any stomach upsets that can happen with a change of diet…..If your puppy was purchased from a Pet Barn…..Ask them the same question…Pet Barns purchase stock from many differnt breeders and it would be impossible for them to duplicate all the different diet formulars to feed their puppies, so they have their own Boxer Dogs Diet,that their pups have to adapt to. This is mostly ok, but make sure you new puppy is healthy and dose not have Diarea before you take them home. It’s always wise to get a Vet to check out your new puppy,if there are any problems you can return the pup for a refund.
How often should you feed your Boxer Dogs Diet?…Puppies From Eight to twelve weeks old should still be feed their original puppy formular if that is possible,or a dry food called puppy kible that is highly nutritous for growing puppies. (dry food makes house training easier.) Do not be tempted to feed them Adult kible…I no its a lot cheaper ,but the puppy kible is smaller, more nutritous and easier to digest for a growing dog..Always feed your puppy the highest quaility Boxer Dogs Diet…
Between eight and twelve weeks your boxer puppy is still very much a baby and needs to be feed three to four times a day .Four is better for optimin growth and vitality, this will also slow your pup down from gulping her food, because with four feedings the pup will not be so hungry …..It is also important to stay regular with you puppies meal times and always feed them in the same spot!…Have plenty of good clean water available at all time
Twelve to Sixteen weeks, you can now reduce to three meals a day and start adding adult kible to your Boxer Dogs Diet.
Add 25% the first week ,50% the second ,75%the third and 100%the fourth your dog is now sixteen weeks old and totally on a Adult Boxer Dogs Diet At Six months old you can reduce feeding to twice a day, once in the morning and once at night,keep your feeding times regular its very Important for your Boxers health and always have lots of clean drinking water avaiable….Alway allow one hour after feeding your Boxer before any strenuous exersice….That includes playing with the children.If there are any major changes in you dogs eating patterns or weight,contact your Vet.!
Foods to Avoid
Foods that have no place in a healthy Boxer Dogs Diet and should be avoided at all costs for your Boxers health, this also includes other dog breeds and these foods can have fatal reactions for some dogs………Chocolate….Raisins…Saltanas…Grapes…..Raw fish….Large amounts of raw Eggs….Garlic….Onions…Bread
Pasta …Corn….. Macadanea nuts…Tomatoes…Achohol….Artificial sweeteners…Caffiene….Candy….Dough or uncooked Yeast products….
…Do not Feed your puppy or adult dog Table Scraps.!…Table sraps are usally to high in calories and are not fortified with the vitiamins and minerals that dog require to maintain good health!. While your dog may not die from table scraps ,They are certainly far from a balanced Boxer dogs diet and will eventually lead to health problem like skin allergies,diarea and other digestional problems even diabetis.
Amount to feed
What is the correct amount of food to feed my puppy…….The Quantity you feed a puppy is dictaited by the puppies weight. Commercial dog food always print the recommended meal portion sizes on the packaging….This is just a indication,some will need less and some may need a little more, ajust the amount to maintain the correct growth rate for your puppy or dog …… Most new Boxer owners over feed their dogs, you will get the hang of it by monitering you dogs weight.
Weight Chart for food Quantity
2–10lb…..=1 to 1- 1/2 cups a day
10- 25lb….= 1-1/2 to 2 cups a day
25- 50lb…= 2 to 4 cups a day
50- 75lb…= 4 to 5 cups a day
75- 100lb..= 5 to 6 cups a day