Puppy diet plan

by steph

My 14 week old rotti went for his second jab today and weighs 12.5kg he is eating purina beta turkey and rice dry food only.

The vet suggested to start feeding him raw mince meat with better quality dry food.

I was wondering what the best way to feed my pup up.

Hi Steph,
Rottweiler puppies grow at an incredible rate and they have very specific nutritional needs.

What they eat can have a long-term impact on their overall health and it’s important that they have a premium food with the right balance of nutrients.

You can find all the info. you need on feeding Rottie pups properly here…. Feeding Puppies and Best Large Breed Puppy Food.

Whether or not you want to add raw meat to your pup’s diet is up to you. He will certainly enjoy it, but he needs a lot more than just the protein for meat.

Adding something as tasty as raw beef to his bowl can make a puppy a bit ‘picky’ when it comes to food because he’ll obviously prefer the meat over the dry food. As long as he continues to eat a HIGH QUALITY large breed puppy food (and I’m afraid Purina food doesn’t fit that bill) the meat will be just the icing on the cake, but he doesn’t actually NEED it.

Hope this helps. Best of luck with your pup and thanks for visiting my site 🙂 ~ Sue

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone