8 Week Old Puppy Feeding Schedule Guide

8 Week Old Puppy Feeding Schedule Guide

At eight weeks old, your puppy is still very young, but he’s also growing rapidly.

 

You want to make sure that he has enough food to support his growth, but you don’t want to overfeed him either.

 

The best way to feed an 8-week-old puppy is with a balanced diet that includes two meals a day.

 

However, each puppy is different so you may have to experiment with feeding times and amounts to find what your puppy prefers.

 

There are many ways that you can feed your puppy, depending on the time of day and what you’re trying to accomplish.

 

Here are some guidelines:

 

How Often Should I Feed My 8-Week-Old Puppy?

At eight weeks old, your puppy is just starting to get teeth. This means that it’s time for solid food!

 

Your puppy will need two meals each day until he reaches 12 weeks old and can start getting his nutrients from other sources like bones or rawhides instead of kibble alone.

 

Each meal should include 1/3 cup of kibble plus some wet food (like canned puppy food) or fresh water.

 

You can feed your pup one meal in the morning and one in the evening, or split them up so that they’re spread out closer together (such as every two hours).

 

What should I feed to an 8-week-old puppy?

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The best way to meet all your puppy’s nutritional needs is by feeding them complete dog food that has been formulated for puppies.

 

These foods contain all the nutrients they need to grow properly and develop into young adults, including essential vitamins and minerals.

 

It should be noted that puppies should not be left unsupervised while they eat because they may choke on large pieces of kibble or bones.

 

Also, make sure you clean up any spilled food immediately so that it doesn’t become moldy or attract insects in the house.

 

 

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How Much Should an 8-Week-Old Puppy Eat?

The amount of food that your puppy needs depend on her age, weight, and activity level.

 

You should feed your puppy four times per day until she weighs 13 pounds, then increases it to five times per day until she reaches 18 pounds, then six times per day until she reaches 24 pounds.

 

Once she hits 26 pounds, her feeding schedule will remain the same.

 

An 8-week-old puppy weighing about 2 pounds should eat about 1/8 cup of dry kibble per pound of body weight daily (less if she’s still nursing).

 

For example, if your pup weighs about 4 ounces, she’ll need about 1/4 cup of kibble daily; if she weighs about 5 ounces, she’ll need about 1/3 cup daily; if she weighs about 6 ounces, she’ll need about 1/2 cup daily.

 

Conclusion

As you can see, feeding a puppy is all about making sure that the little guy has everything he needs to grow up strong and healthy.

 

It can seem like a daunting task at times, but if you stick with a schedule, you’re sure to be rewarded with a puppy that’s happy, healthy, and growing just as it should.

 

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Russel

A pet owner who loves to share useful facts and information about animals. For now, I write mostly about dogs and cats.