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Feeding your puppy Owner Factsheet

The adage You are what you eat applies to dogs as well as people however more is not necessarily better. Puppies and young dogs suffer from a variety of bone and joint disorders. Especially important are those diseases caused by the incorrect feeding of puppies and young dogs, since these can be avoided. Over-feeding and over-supplementation with unnecessary nutrients and minerals can have serious consequences. If you are getting your first puppy make sure you ask your vet for advice on feeding them.

Can I feed my puppy the same diet as an adult dog?

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Why do growing dogs need special foods?

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Are large breeds of dog more at risk of problems related to diet?

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Can I feed a home-prepared or vegetarian diet to my young dog?

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Should I feed a general vitamin and mineral supplement?

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How do I know if I am over or under feeding my young dog?

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Should I feed the supplement that the breeder supplied with my puppy?

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