Feeding a pekingese puppy
i have a new pekingese puppy going on 4 months old. I was usually feeding him in the morning then in the afternoon around lunch and always before us so he wouldn't beg. because we are all in the kitchen together. then a wee little bit at night and always water.
now i am feeding him once in the morning.and water till dinner and then i pick everything up.I want him to hold his bladder longer now that he is older and he is not in a crate he is paper trained. if he does get hungry he tells us about it and we feed him a good fist full.
We are not wanting to due the night feeding any longer now that he's older he is getting a good fistful or two in the morning i figure his belly is so little it can't hold much.And he will sit at his bowl and bark when he is hungry it's so funny. and we'll feed him and he is happy.. very smart pup. he will bark to go out too.and he lets us know when he is awake and ready to go out and have his morning squeezes.
So what do you think? It seems to be working for him so far.I just want him to be happy and he is happy just want to feed him correctly and he is always asleep in his bed so he seem very peaceful what do you think?
At 4 months old it's fine to feed your puppy twice a day, as long as he's getting as much as he needs to eat at a sitting.
A good 'rule of thumb', is to give your pup as much food as he can/will eat within about 15 minutes. After that time, pick up his bowl and he has to wait for the next mealtime before he eats again. Start with the guidelines on the bag of food you're using and adjust up or down to suit.
Always make sure you are using a good quality puppy food (see my Dog Food Ratings and Puppy Kibble page for tips and advice on picking the best food for your pup), your puppy needs less of a premium food to get maximum nutrition.
Feeding him his last meal around 6:30, and picking up his water at 7:30 is fine, and will help him go through the night without needing a potty break.
Overall it sounds as though you're all doing just fine, and your puppy is healthy and happy. Keep up the good work! Best of luck with him.
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