When we first bring a puppy home, we want to shower them with love and affection. While giving our puppies praise and love is certainly an important part of meeting their basic needs so that they can grow and develop, the most important way to help your puppy grow is by ensuring that they are healthy and well fed.
Knowing what, when, or how to feed your new puppy can be confusing and stressful – especially if you’re encountering difficulty helping them to gain weight. There are a number of different factors to consider when it comes to helping your puppy grow at a normal pace, which is why it is important to always consult with your veterinarian for tips, suggestions, and an individualized plan. In this article, we’ll go over some basic information that will be helpful in determining how to best help your furry little friend.
It is a common problem that pets owners face in trying to get new puppies to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet everyday. These are just a few of the reasons why your puppy might be having difficulty gaining weight at a normal rate:
If your puppy isn’t interested in food and simply doesn’t seem excited by food, then there could be further causes for their diminished appetite. It’s best to have a veterinarian check them out.
Feeding puppies enough food is challenging, as their caloric needs vary by size, breed, and other individual factors.
The type of food we feed our puppy simply may not be the right fit for their dietary needs. Remember that puppies are growing and developing, which makes their dietary needs different from adult dogs.
There are many different medical conditions or concerns that can impact your pet’s diet, such as:
It’s important to have these factors assessed by a trusted veterinarian to ensure your pet doesn’t need medical treatment.
Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as you attempt to determine what is behind your puppy’s weight gain issue:
Here are a few tips on how you can give your puppy the help he/she needs and allow them to gain weight appropriately:
Here at Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital & Emergency, animals are our passion, and their health and safety is our primary concern. New puppy owners from all over the areas of Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Chatsworth, and other cities nearby Ventura County, have entrusted us with their pet’s health, and we never take that for granted. If you are experiencing difficulty getting your new puppy to gain weight, please call us right away to schedule an exam. We look forward to helping your puppy to grow happily and healthily.