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Understanding the feeding requirements of your dog is very important for his health. At all stages of his life, he should be given a proper diet for his well-being and healthy growth. How much food is enough for them? How often should they be fed? And what are the best foods for a Pomeranian. All the vital topics are discussed below:
Understanding the feeding requirements of Pomeranians:
Improper feeding of the Pomeranian will result into some health problems. They may suffer from obesity and other diseases such as strained ligaments and joints if they are fed too much. A puppy Pomeranian can burn calories more quickly as compared to its adult counterparts. So, it is very important to understand the food requirement of your Pomeranian depending on his age.
When you are trying to wean your dog off, you should gradually start offering him normal food. Also, it is very important to select the best food for your dog.
Importance of quality food for the Pomeranians:
Dog food of cheap quality contains various harmful ingredients which can affect the health of your dog in a negative way. Various harmful by products and fillers are present in such food which have almost zero nutrition. Feeding quality food will make sure that your dog is not nutrition deficient.
It is very good if you can feed raw food diet to your Pomeranian.
Determining the right amount of food:
The amount of food which should be given to a Pom depends on the age, size, metabolism and activity level of the dog. However, recommended daily amount for average Pomeranian adult is 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day which should be given in two meals. For puppies, use the following slab:
The diet of pregnant, senior and inactive Pomeranians should be changes according to their requirements after consulting with the vet.
Pomeranians burn calories at a faster rate as compared to various other dog breeds. They have high energy levels and require food at regular intervals. A growing Pomeranian pup should be fed three to four times in a day. When the dog has become adult, he should be fed the same amount of food two times a day.
It is not advised to feed the Pomeranian immediately before going to bed.
Home Made food for Pomeranian:
Pomeranian loves homemade food. If you are offering him homemade food, it is very important to take care of nutrients. Offering table scarp to the dog is not healthy at all. Include these ingredients in your dog’s homemade food:
There should be an ideal balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins in the diet of your dog. To be more specific, 40 % meat, 30 % starch and 30 % vegetables are perfect.