You will have amazing times with the new member of your family, so congratulations to all of you! Puppy feeding schedule is actually very important for feeding puppies properly because newborn puppies need special attention to have healthier lives. First 10 months is very important, so you need to be careful in this period because puppies reach their adult weight at around 10 months of age. Of course this is for average puppies. This number increases if you have a larger breeds, and decreases if you have a smaller breeds. You can see the average puppy growth rate in the chart below.
AVERAGE PUPPY GROWTH RATE
Puppy feeding schedule has actually 5 important stage. I will tell you exactly what you need to do for each 5 stages of puppy feeding.
STAGE 1: FIRST 4 WEEKS
First 4 weeks is very important for your puppies to have healthier lives because puppies need their mothers’ milk in this period of time. They absolutely need a breast feeding from birth to 4 weeks. You should be very careful about not to feed your puppies with another food.
STAGE 2: 4 TO 6 WEEKS
Puppies can leave breast feeding completely at the end of stage 2. You can teach them to eat something else, but you should be patient and persistent. Spoon meat is perfect for them to eat. You can place spoon meat on your puppies’ paw and let them lick the food on their paw. Eventually you can replace the paw with bowl, and you will see that your puppies actually begin to eat the food in the bowl. It is not that hard to accomplish because puppies tend to do that naturally.
STAGE 3: 5 WEEKS TO 2 MONTHS
Puppies have milk teeth in this stage, so you need to give them mushier food than regular dog food. You can use blender to have mushier food. They are like a human baby in this period of time, so you need to be careful about fully solid food.
STAGE 4: 2 MONTHS TO 10 MONTHS
After 2 months of age, you should not give your puppy entirely mushy food. You should let them exercise with their new teeth. If you give them entirely mushy food in this stage, then your puppies teeth cannot be strong enough. 9 months of age is actually very important because after 9 months of age, you can feed your puppies with solid food which contain high protein.
STAGE 5: AFTER 10 MONTHS
Congratulations your puppies are grown now, and this means that you can feed them with regular adult food. This is very important that you should feed your adult dogs with homemade dog food because it is the healthiest way. You can find natural homemade dog food recipes for adult dogs in my article here. Puppy feeding schedule is very important for your newborn puppies. You should take care of them because they are in family now.