Best Dog Food Choices
From key ingredients and regulations to choosing dry, organic, holistic, or wet dog food, experts tell WebMD which food is best for your canine companion.
7. How often should I feed my dog?
After weaning, puppies should be fed three times a day until they’re about
16 weeks of age. You can switch to twice-daily feedings then. But it’s OK to
wait until six months if you’re concerned the larger volume of food will be
harder to digest.
Adult dogs can be fed once or twice daily. Twice-daily feeds make for better
digestibility, Wakshlag says.
8. What’s the best way to switch to a new dog food?
Allow six to seven days to switch foods, to give your dog’s digestive system
time to adjust. Serve a mix that’s one-quarter new food, three-quarters
existing food, for the first two days. Change the mix to half-and-half for two
days, then move to three-quarters new food, one-quarter existing food for the
final two or three days.