Puppies require balanced nutrition and high-energy food. They must receive essential nutrients such as protein, phosphorous and calcium. Improper feeding can cause growth related skeletal problems, poor muscle development and poor immune response.
Small or Toy breeds, such as Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers are at higher risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. It is important that they eat at least 3 meals a day, if not more. Please discuss what is recommended for your particular breed and if a nutritional supplement such as Nutrical would be recommended in between meals to keep his or her sugar levels normal.
Larger breed puppies have different nutritional needs than smaller breed puppies. Large breed puppies need a diet with lower levels of calcium and fat, in order to promote healthy skeletal growth.
Kittens require balanced nutrition. Improper feeding can result in an increased risk of obesity, poor muscle or bone development and poor immune response. Kittens need precise levels of taurine in order to maintain proper heart function and eye (retinal) structure. They require calcium and phosphorous to build strong bones and teeth.
We recommend you speak to your veterinarian or technician about a feeding method that suits your newest family member and your lifestyle. These are the three:
Free Choice Feeding
Time Limited Feeding
* Continue to weigh your pet throughout the first year to ensure that she is receiving proper nutrition.