Pomeranian Spitz is a small dog, which often has problems with full digestion of food. Therefore, feeding her is not always a simple question.
What to feed the Pomeranian Spitz and what not to give him? Read more in this article.
Pomeranian puppy feeding
Having taken a puppy from a breeder, at first it is better to feed him the same food that he received from birth. Transfer to any other feed baby needs gradually. To feed a puppy up to 3 months you need 4-5 times a day in very small portions. By the age of six months, the baby is fed three times a day and, starting from 7 months, is transferred to two meals.
The volume of portions at the same time gradually increases. At first, a lot of dairy products come into the puppy's diet: cereal is boiled in milk, cottage cheese and kefir are given. However, as they mature, dairy products give less and less, gradually removing them from the menu.
A puppy can be given to chew soft bones and cartilage (beef or lamb). This not only develops the chewing apparatus, helps get rid of milk teeth in time, but also allows the puppy to get additional minerals. Porridge is best cooked from buckwheat, rice and oatmeal. Fish must be given without bones.
Vegetable salads with a spoon of sour cream or vegetable oil are helpful to puppies. You can also give boiled vegetables.
Feeding Pomeranian Spitz Natural Products: Approximate Diet
Despite its size, the Pomeranian is also a predator, and therefore its diet should be half of animal products. The daily rate of meat products is calculated from the accounting of 25 grams per 1 kg of dog weight. Best if it will be beef, veal or chicken.
For cereals and vegetables are needed. Porridge cooked from buckwheat and rice cereals. Hercules are sometimes useful. A variety of vegetables can be given as raw (salads with butter or sour cream), and boiled in the form of stews. In no case should the spitz give bones, both birds and any other animals.
Feeding Pomeranian Spitz with dry food
Choosing such a small and capricious doggy dry food should be guided by several principles.
- First of all, it should be a quality feed not lower than the premium class from a well-recommended manufacturer.
- Secondly, the food should be specialized, designed for dogs of small breeds and meet the age of the pet.
If the animal has any health problems, it is better to choose a special medical or prophylactic food. So, in the event of food allergies in dogs, it is better to prefer hypoallergenic food.
Such feed should be advised by a veterinarian. Both puppies and adult dogs of dwarf breeds should not be given biological dietary supplements, mineral and vitamin supplements, especially without consulting a veterinarian.
If the dry food is chosen correctly, then no feedings are generally necessary because the quality of the product is well balanced. When feeding dry food, it is very important for the dog to have access to clean water.