Pug puppies are high energy dogs that burn up a lot of energy. They require a well-balanced and nutritious diet to keep them healthy and happy. Introducing solid food into a puppy's diet after he is weaned is an important step in his development. If the puppy is successfully weaned, changing his diet solid food is a relatively simple procedure. If pug puppies are weaned prematurely, it is sometime necessary to feed him mother's milk with an eyedropper until he is able to digest solid foods.
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Introduce food as the pug puppy toward the end of the weaning process. Pug puppies are typically weaned between the fourth and the seventh week. Introducing food helps with the pug puppy's development and socialisation processes.
Create a healthy diet with 22 to 25 per cent protein and 15 to 19 per cent fat. Some pug owners prepare their puppy's food themselves, while other pug owners feed high quality dog food to their puppy. Read the label if you are using packaged food to feed your puppy. The protein should come from a good quality source, such as chicken meal, turkey meal, fish, potatoes, lamb meal and rice. Avoid inferior proteins such as wheat, corn, and chicken "products.".These are hard to digest and can cause health problems.
Feed the puppy three to four times a day. Give the puppy small meals. Remove his food bowl after 30 minutes. This helps to discipline him and keep him from overeating. When the puppy is six months, reduce his feeding schedule to twice a day, giving him one cup of food each time.
Tips and warnings
- Keep a water bowl filled. The puppy should always have access to fresh water.
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