How To Feed A Vizsla Puppy

You have just adopted a VIZSLA puppy and it is joy and happiness in your home! But now, you have to take it seriously and, to begin with, you have to feed it well.

First of all, know that feeding your puppy well is giving him the opportunity to grow well, to develop beautiful muscles and good bone structure.

But it is also an essential element if you do not want your puppy to become obese, have transit or digestive problems ... in short, it is simply an essential point for his health.

How to feed a VIZSLA puppy?

Typically, a puppy runs out of its mother's milk at around 8 weeks of age. So let's consider that when they adopt him, he will be fully weaned.

First of all, you are not going to suddenly change the puppy's diet . So you need to talk to the former owner or breeder about it to find out how to do the first few weeks. And if the breeder gives you some kibble and you want to change, you will have to do it very gradually. For two weeks or more, you can introduce and mix the new kibbles with the old ones a little more each day.

How many meals to feed your VIZSLA puppy?

Your vizsla puppy will need to be fed several meals:

  • 3 to 4 daily meals for dogs 2 to 6 months of age,
  • 2 meals a day until 1 year of age (and in the case of some dogs we can continue like this even in adulthood) to avoid any risk of stomach problems.
  • For the doses, it will be necessary to adjust them according to your age, race, weight, lifestyle, etc. You need to monitor your puppy's growth. In fact, once you have reached 90% of your final weight, you will need to switch to an "adult" diet.

Meet nutritional needs

Regardless of breed or weight, your puppy's food should be well balanced and rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to help him grow well.

Here are the main nutrients your VIZSLA puppy will need:

Proteins are essential for the development of tissues, organs and muscles, as well as for the prevention of diseases. These proteins must be of good quality and represent a little more than 25% of the ration. Therefore, a meat-only diet will not be adequate without the risk of causing loco motor problems, but also bone problems.

Carbohydrates also contribute to the good growth of your dog. These are generally found in cereals.

Essential fatty acids are important for the nervous and immune systems. They must be selected as an energy source and not as carbohydrates. Without a doubt, age is more digestible and contains vitamins.

The vitamins

But to be sure of giving everything your VIZSLA puppy will need, several questions arise:

What kind of food to choose?

What will be the healthiest, the most balanced and the most suitable for your VIZSLA puppy?

What kind of food to prepare: raw meat (BARF), leftover meals (homemade food), croquettes (industrial food)?

This article will help you to see more clearly what the 3 types of food are and to determine the best diet for your VIZSLA puppy.

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