Nutrition is an important part of your dog's upbringing because proper nutrition protects your dog from many common diseases and makes them healthy.
Dogs are omnivorous so they need sufficient protein (18% to 22% of the meal) and fibre.
So here are some feeding recommendations for your dog according to their age:
After 6 weeks, your puppy should be completely weaned so you can start giving them good quality wet food for the puppies (starter) or homemade food to be soft for them to eat and digest.
You can give your puppy up to 4 meals a day.
From 4 months to 6 months, you can start giving your puppy dry food (starter) and mixing it with the wet food gradually. In order to get used to dry food.
At this age, you can start giving your puppy treats or dog chews.
From 6 months to 8 months, your puppy will get their permanent teeth and can take puppy dry food (balanced good quality) or wet food for puppies.
At this age, 2 meals will be enough for your puppy.
From 8 months to 12 months, your puppy is considered a junior and can take junior dry food (balanced good quality).
Here are some notes that will help you choose dry food for your dog:
Avoid coloured dry food.
Choose a high protein percentage (especially for puppies)
Good quality dry food should contain needed minerals and vitamins for your dog and get a fibre or carb percentage.
The amount of meals should be mentioned on the dry food package (according to age and breed)
In some cases, the number and amount of meals will differ according to the dog's breed, age, and exercise.
These food are forbidden for dogs: chocolate (toxic), avocado, any junk food, grapes, tomato, onion, garlic, sweets, tea, coffee, yeast, soy, species, and nuts.
Be careful with milk as most dogs are lactose intolerant.
Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.