PetSmart Puppy Training: Feeding a Puppy
Today we’re talking about puppy nutrition
Aaron and Guppy here and today we’re learning about puppy nutrition
With me, Shannon
So I have a few questions for you
Its about food
How often should I be feeding him? When should I feed him?
Like, what kind of food should I be feeding him?
Lets take it one step at a time
Breathe. Start with timing.
How old is Guppy?
Perfect. So for a puppy Guppy’s age..
He needs food in the morning. Breakfast.
And then once at night, right before you eat your dinner
Oh I can do that!
Well how much should I be feeding him each time?
How good are you at math?
I am amazing at math. I can count to twenty if I take my shoes off.
And if I have guppy with me, thats like another twenty, soooo….
I got my math skills down
Alright, it almost that simple.
Every puppy is a little bit different, so you’re going to need a measuring scoop.
Nice. So what’s the scoop, on the scoop of Guppy’s food?
So, make sure to ask a PetSmart associate
And, read the instructions on the back of the bag
Hmmm. Let’s see what we got here
Chicken, brown rice, blueberries, carrots, flax seed
Spinach, sweet potato
This smells so good
So growing puppies like guppy burn a lot of energy
so they need extra calories in the form of
a nice balance of protein and fat
Okay, so how do I know that the food I get has the right balance?
There’s a lot of different kinds of food, so you want to make sure that you look for a food that’s been regulated by
The Association of American Feed Control Officials
What about wet food or dry food?
So that’s a good question
Dry food is great for his teeth, its less messy
where as wet food is a nice, special treat
makes the food a little more enticing, and sometimes has a little more calories
Okay so now that we know the food
What should I be serving it in, like a bowl?
Yeah! A bowl is perfect.
Well this is good if you want Guppy to slide it all over the place
This is better
Nice and heavy
Non skip bottom
So it won’t move around
Is it okay if i feed him, or give him his water in that same bowl?
Yeah absolutely! Its really important to keep Guppy hydrated
make sure that he’s getting at least one ounce of water per every pound of body weight
Pour into bowl
Oh he’s not eating
Well that’s okay, sometimes that happens. There’s a lot of different things you can do.
The first thing that you want to try is…
You can even try a little bit of hand feeding
Yeah! Good boy!
How many treats is too many treats?
Well its easy to do, I mean look at that face
You just want to make sure that you’re not giving him more than 10% of his daily diet
So good idea would be maybe to use his food, as a treat
He clearly loves it
Oh and Tator likes it too
What?! Yay! Yes, very good!
You guys share. Enjoy it!
Can you still see me?