|THE GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY IS A
"LARGE BREED DOG"|
- While your puppy is maturing, you should continue to feed
him a growth formulation as the major part of his diet. He needs
this concentrated nutrition to complete his development and
consolidate the growth of firm muscles, strong bones and healthy
- As he nears the size and weight of an adult dog,
you can gradually introduce him to adult foods. He should be
used to an adult food by the time he is fully grown - which may
be any time from 18 months to two years of age.
- The changeover should be done gradually within seven days.
- Most dog owners
are rightly concerned that they are providing an adequate diet
for their pet. Puppy owners, in particular, are aware of the
heavy nutritional demands of the puppy as it grows and may be
tempted to feed as much as he will eat.
|DO NOT OVER FEED YOUR GERMAN
- However, German shepherd dog tend to overeat and this could have damaging
consequences for your puppy. In order to avoid this, it is
generally recommended that food intake be moderately controlled
in growing dogs.
- The extra food is converted into fat and stored in the body.
- While a dog is still young and growing, his body will produce extra fat cells
to store the excess fat, once formed, these cells stay with him
- This will make him prone to obesity as an adult dog.
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