How should a 3 month old german shepherd be fed?

Asked By: Cielo Hettinger
Date created: Thu, May 6, 2021 5:29 PM
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The standard for puppies is that they need to eat their adult portion of food broken over the day. So a three month old pup, look at whatever you are feeding, calculate basic adult weight, and feed them that much over 2–3 meals. From there watch your puppy. If he leaves food you don't need to feed as much.
Answered By: Kirk O'Hara
Date created: Fri, May 7, 2021 7:32 PM
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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ¾ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ½ cup three times a day.

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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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At a minimum, it's advised to bathe your dog at least once every three months.

You can wash your dog as frequently as every other week (with gentle shampoo, it could be even more frequent).

When in doubt, use your judgment — if your dog starts to smell, it's probably time for a bath.

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Most experts recommend feeding your dog twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening — though puppies under five months of age should be fed three to four times a day, or as directed by your veterinarian.
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What are Dog Feeding Charts?

Adult Dog Size (lbs)Dry Food Feeding Amount (Cups)
26 to 502 to 2-2/3
51 to 752-2/3 to 3-1/3
76 to 1003-1/3 to 4-1/4
100+4-1/4 plus 1/4 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs
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Typically, smaller breeds and younger dogs will need to urinate more frequently than larger breeds and older dog.

The average healthy dog will produce approximately 10 to 20 ml of urine for each pound of body weight per day.

Ideally adult dogs should be allowed outside to relieve themselves at least 3-5 times a day.

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Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to begin to learn simple obedience commands such as "sit," "down," and "stay," as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age.

Formal dog training has traditionally been delayed until 6 months of age.

Actually, this juvenile stage is a very poor time to start.

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