What Kind of Food Should a Puppy Pomeranian Eat?

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I’m getting a 5 month old Pomeranian, what type of food should I give him (brand name), and how often should I feed him a day? thanks for the help!

You should feed him whatever the owner before you has been feeding him, then if you choose to switch him to something else, do so gradually, over a period of 10-14 days. This is *very* important, especially with puppies, as they can have sensitive stomachs and don’t do well when their food is changed overnight. Every couple days, give a bit less of the old food, and a bit more of the new food (mixed together).

Some high quality brands are Innova, Wellness, Orijen and Taste of the Wild. When looking for a good quality kibble (kibble is always better than wet food. Wet food promotes teeth decay, especially in small breed prone to teeth problems.), study the ingredients. You want a real meat source to be the first couple of ingredients (not "meal" or byproducts, or grains like corn) Of course you’ll want to purchase a puppy formula of a quality brand until your dog is a year old. These brands might "seem" expensive, but they really aren’t, since they are so nutritionally packed, the dog actually needs/eats less food than if he were eating a low quality food with fillers (extra calories with no nutritional value.)

A tiny dog like a Pomeranian probably will only eat 1/2 cup a day of quality kibble. You should divide his food into two meals (morning and evening).

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5 Responses to What Kind of Food Should a Puppy Pomeranian Eat?

  1. Brittney says:

    we always fed our puppies "puppy chow" .. that always worked good for us.
    since you have a small dog, probably three scoops a day, maybe even less.
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  2. Kathleen says:

    Are you getting him from a breeder? The breeder will tell you what they’ve been feeding him, how much, and how often.

    Are you getting him from a pet store? Ask them what he’s been fed, how much, and how often.

    Are you getting him privately from someone else? See above.

    Note: never change a puppy or dog’s food suddenly. It will cause gastric upsets (diarrhea, gas, possibly vomiting, etc.).

    Never take anyone’s word for what constitutes a good dog food. Do your own research and learn how to evaluate the food for yourself so you’re not dependent upon anyone else for your knowledge and your dog’s health.

    Make sure you feed a reasonably high quality food. What you purchase at a supermarket or WalMart is not reasonably high quality food. If you have to change him from what he’s currently on because it’s too high in grains and other fillers, read here:
    References :
    http://dogs.about.com/od/nutrition/bb/choosedogfood.htm
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5064531_choose-high-quality-dog-food.html
    http://www.consumersearch.com/dog-food

  3. Smith says:

    Buy "puppy food." It’s more likely to have the extra nutrients a puppy needs until he’s full grown. Regular food labeled "for all life stages" is fine too.

    Consider breed-formulated food. Small-breed formulas provide concentrated nutrition in small, bite-size kibbles that meet a smaller puppy’s high metabolic needs. If you can’t find breed-formulated food, that’s okay.

    Here’s more info.
    http://xrl.us/becgzw
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  4. Fallgal says:

    You should feed him whatever the owner before you has been feeding him, then if you choose to switch him to something else, do so gradually, over a period of 10-14 days. This is *very* important, especially with puppies, as they can have sensitive stomachs and don’t do well when their food is changed overnight. Every couple days, give a bit less of the old food, and a bit more of the new food (mixed together).

    Some high quality brands are Innova, Wellness, Orijen and Taste of the Wild. When looking for a good quality kibble (kibble is always better than wet food. Wet food promotes teeth decay, especially in small breed prone to teeth problems.), study the ingredients. You want a real meat source to be the first couple of ingredients (not "meal" or byproducts, or grains like corn) Of course you’ll want to purchase a puppy formula of a quality brand until your dog is a year old. These brands might "seem" expensive, but they really aren’t, since they are so nutritionally packed, the dog actually needs/eats less food than if he were eating a low quality food with fillers (extra calories with no nutritional value.)

    A tiny dog like a Pomeranian probably will only eat 1/2 cup a day of quality kibble. You should divide his food into two meals (morning and evening).
    References :

  5. I love my family! says:

    I feed my dog purina puppy chow.
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