Small puppies aged about two months are still growing, so their bodies have completely different needs from fully grown adult dogs. These needs have to be considered by you when choosing the right food in order for your puppy to grow into a loving and healthy adult. For this reason you as an owner, should always think about your big responsibility for a young life and always decide for food that has been completely and perfectly developed in accordance to puppies’ needs.
With such a wide range of different food products, it is not easy to find the fitting one for your own puppy. The Royal Canin brand made it its goal to supply your puppy with high quality dog food and not only provide it with vitamins and nutrients but also with proper bone growth and care for sensitive digestion.
This article will provide you with lots of important information regarding Royal Canin dog food in order for you to be able to choose the exactly right product for your two month old puppy.
- 1 What kind of energy requirements do two month old puppies have?
What kind of energy requirements do two month old puppies have?
In contrast to adult dogs, puppies have, completely unrelated to their breed, a very high energy demand, which needs to be met by special food products. Energy demand for dogs is calculated per kilogram kilogram and should be higher than in typical dog food. Additionally, you need to look out for a product that helps in building of a new body tissue, so that your puppy can grow and gain weight. Their need for vitamins, proteins and minerals is also substantially higher, which means you should choose food that contains a high amount of protein. Dry food for smaller breeds should have a protein amount of at least 30%. For puppies of a large dog breed, the amount should be between 37 and 38 percent. In addition you need to look out that these proteins are exclusively of a high quality. All these requirements are of course met by Royal Canin dog food.
Young dogs suffering from a lack of proteins may suffer even more serious consequences. These include a delay of growth, blood protein values may go down, changes in body shape, a bad immune system and anemia. Should you choose a product which has not been specially developed for your puppy and only contains low amounts of protein, you are likely to be permanently damaging your dog.
In addition to high amounts of protein, the food also needs to have high amounts of calcium and phosphate, in order to avoid severe bone diseases. These diseases are especially common among dogs that have been fed exclusively with homemade food or meat, so this kind of nutrition is not to be recommended, it can be detrimental to your dog’s health.
What should food for a two month old puppy contain?
- high energy volume
- at least 30% protein amount for small breeds / 37 – 38% protein amount for larger breeds
- 1.3 – 1.6% calcium
- 1.0 – 1.3% phosphate
- low amount of starch
- high concentration of nutrients
- many vitamins
- easy to digest
- adapted to the breed’s final weight
What do you need to look out for in regards to breed?
There are countless dog breeds, each one with their own attributes and body type. In accordance with their height, weight and characteristics, all of them have different requirements regarding their nutrition. Naturally, you as a dog owner need to consider these requirements when choosing new food for your puppy. This means not only looking at your dog’s weight, which may exceed several kilos, but also at its bone growth and jaw. Puppies of a larger breed have a higher need for calcium than smaller breeds. A puppy weighing 12 kilograms does not eat twice as much as a puppy weighing 6 kilograms, but 1.5 times as much (calculated by energy amount). If both dogs get served the same kind of food, the larger one may soon suffer from lack of calcium. So you can see how puppies of a larger breed need food with higher amounts of calcium.
Dry or canned food for two month old puppies?
Firstly, let us be clear that dry food is the best kind of food for puppies, not only for young two month old ones, but also for the older ones. In order for your dog’s best possible development it is also important to not overfeed it either, no matter how much it begs. It is important that for the love of your dog you need to be strict from the very beginning. Dry food not only contains important nutrients that your puppy needs, but it’s also easier to portion. You should start with four smaller meals a day and reduce these bit by bit. Experts advice these four meals from the weeks after weaning until half of your dog’s growth phase has ended, reduce it to three meals until your dog is fully grown, and finally go down to two meals. How much Royal Canin dry food your dog should eat depends on its growth curve and has to be individually adjusted to its breed. It is recommended to periodically weigh your puppy.
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Decide for quality and against dumping prices
You as a dog owner carry a large responsibility for a young life after deciding to adopt a puppy. Only when its nutrition is adjusted for your darling it can enjoy a proper development and grow into a healthy adult dog, neither suffering from muscle no bone problems nor a weak immune system. Royal Canin dog food has been developed with these requirements in mind, so you only need to choose according to the expected final weight.
Take your responsibility seriously and provide your dog with a healthy and balanced nutrition with Royal Canin dog food, which meets all of your new and young family member’s requirements. Decide for the quality nutrition made by Royal Canin!
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