When it comes to our furry companions, we always want what’s best for them, and that includes the food they eat. Making sure your dog receives the best type of food allows them to stay healthy and active. In this particular article, we’ll be going over some of the best dog food for toy poodles.
Toy poodles are a beautiful breed, and with such beauty requires a great deal of attention and care. To maintain their beauty and health, toy poodles (and all other dog breeds) need to receive proper nutrition depending on their size and activity level. To give your toy poodle the proper nutrition they need, there are quite a few things you need to know, so let’s get right into it.
As you probably know, poodles come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to understand which type of poodle you have and whether it will stay within the “toy” category. Here are thethree general classifications of poodles:
Learn how big your poodle will grow by talking to your breeder or a veterinarian so that you can properly plan your poodle’s diet over time should it grow larger into the other classifications. For the remainder of this article, we’ll only be talking about toy poodles in particular.
As your toy poodle ages, the type of food formulated for them will have to change. Older toy poodles require different levels of macronutrients, micronutrients and calories. Here are the three food formulations for different age groups:
Planning your toy poodle’s nutritional intake is pretty easy. Once you choose the food formulation appropriate for their age and understand the nutrition they need, the only thing you need to keep track of is how their body responds to the food.
Whenever you decide to change your toy poodle’s food, it needs to be done transitionally. If you started with food A and are planning to move to food B, here’s how you do it:
Day 1:Feed 90% of food A, 10% food B.
Day 2:Feed 80% of food A, 20% food B.
Day 3:Feed 70% of food A, 30% food B.
Continue switching 10% of the old food with the new food every day and monitor how your poodle responds to it. If your poodle has any negative reactions, you should consult with your vet immediately.
If your toy poodle grows from a smaller size e.g. 4-5 lbs to a larger size of 8-9 lbs, you simply increase theamountof food you feed. We’ll talk about how much food to feed your toy poodle later on.
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When feeding your toy poodle, it’s best to schedule their feeding sessions based on your poodle’s size and age. Also, feeding them around the same time every day can help create a regular routine for your poodle.
Puppies should be fed more frequently in smaller portions. Feed them four small portions a day until they reach three months of age. From here, feed them three slightly larger portions a day until 6 months of age. Then finally, feed them two even larger portions of food a day until they reach their adult years.
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