While in my care your puppy has been eating Blue Puppy or Royal Canin. I do not feed the puppies my fresh cooked foods being that most new owners chose not to cook for them, I picked food that the new owner will be able to get if they choose not to cook.
Walk down the dog food aisle of any large pet-supply store, or peruse the shelves at a boutique pet food shop, and you can quickly become overwhelmed. This is especially true for puppy owners, and probably even more so for first-time puppy owners. When did it get so complicated? Back in the day, dog food options were far more limited, and even responsible dog owners didn't worry too much about what went into their dog's dish.
The process may now be somewhat more involved, but that's a good thing. Higher quality ingredients with better sourcing and specialized diet formulas lead to overall better health for our puppies. And every bit as important as what to feed your puppy is having an understanding of his special nutritional needs.
Feeding Your Puppy: A First-Year Timeline
Hypoglycemia Must Be Treated
Transient Juvenile Hypoglycemia, which is brought on by fasting, is common in Toy breeds, such as Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodle, Chinese Crested, Pomeranian, and other Toy dog breeds, and is usually seen in puppies 5 to 16 weeks of age. Stress, low body temperature, poor nutrition, sudden change in feed, water, and schedule patterns, infections, and premature birth may precipitate the onset of hypoglycemia.
The most common clinical signs of hypoglycemia are drowsiness, shivering, collapsing, disorientation, seizures, listlessness, depression, muscle weakness, and tremors. Lee Weston, author of the article about Hypoglycemia (Pomeranian Club of Canada) says that "the entire sequence of clinical signs is not always seen, so close observation of your pet and knowing when your dog is going into a distressed state can mean the difference between life and death of your dog. Immediate treatment by you and or a veterinarian is imperative, as recurrence of, or prolonged attacks, can cause permanent damage to the brain."
1. I RECOMMEND YOU KEEP FOOD WITH YOUR PUPPY AT ALL TIMES FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS OF THEIR ARRIVAL TO PREVENT HYPOGLYCEMIA.
2. OFTEN BOILING SOME CHICKEN BREAST IS AN EASY WAY TO INSURE YOUR PUPPY EAT'S. Feeding your new puppy twice (morning and night) a day chicken will insures that you no the intake of food of your new puppy.
YOU SHOULD HAVE ON HAND BEFORE YOUR PUPPY COMES HOME
IN THE EVENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA
1. We recommend Tomlyn Nutri-Cal, a high-calorie, high-protein nutritional supplement for debilitated animals and pets that won't eat.
2. Rub honey or sugar whatever you may have as a sweeter in your cabinet and rub on the gums and the roof of your puppy's mouth.
3. Do not use any sweeter that is a diet substance this will harm your puppy there are chemicals in them take will harm them.
Preventing Low Blood Sugar
When your puppy has suffered from a bout of hypoglycemia, you’ll know to be alert for the signs of low blood sugar in the future. You can also take steps to prevent the problem, especially if your puppy is a high-risk pet.
Most adult dogs won’t have problems with hypoglycemia. However, playing and running too hard without rest can cause low blood sugar even in adults that are not Toy breed dogs. It’s up to pet parents to stay watchful and make sure the puppy and maturing dog eat right and maintain healthy food habits.