Is your pug puppy overweight? It is easy for your puppy to become overweight even in the first year of life. I mean, how can you say no to those puppy dog eyes that tell you they are always hungry!
Did you know small breeds can be changed to adult food at an earlier age than larger breeds. For a small dog such as a Pug they can be changed on to adult food anywhere from 6 months. Due to smaller breeds
maturing at a younger age they are able to change from puppy to adult at a relevantly young age. If in any doubt please contact your veterinary surgeon for further advice.
Puppy food is very high in calories and nutritional supplements, hence this aids weight gain. Adult dog food is packed more densely with nutrients and vitamins than puppy food, partly because an adult dog eats less calories than a pup. The vitamins and minerals in adult food are also different than they are in puppy food. Changing them to the adult food can mean your dog can be fed roughly the same amount each
day but has the reduced calories lessening the weight gain.
Mix in increasing amounts of the adult food with the puppy food over the course of a week while decreasing the amount of puppy food. By the end of the week you should only be feeding the adult food. Making the change gradual makes it less likely that your dog will experience loose stools and upset stomachs.