How Much You Should Feed Your Boston

by Colleen Fernandez

in Canine Nutrition

george the boston terrierBoston Terriers can be greedy little things!

There food portions should be monitored carefully, otherwise they may have weight issues or develop health problems.

Puppies

Puppies should not be separated from their mothers before 8 weeks of age. Their mother’s milk provides the necessary nutrition to become strong and healthy.

3-4 Weeks

Your puppy should be ready start eating some solid foods at this age.

6 to 8 weeks

Puppies have different nutritional requirements than adult dogs do; they need to eat very frequently. You should feed your puppy at least 3-4 times a day. Your puppy needs protein, calcium, and the proper amount of calories. If meat isn’t the first ingredient on the label of your dog food, you should look for a higher-quality dog food.

After 8 weeks

After about 8 weeks you can start feeding your puppy twice a day.

3 to 6 months

Your puppy will be teething and may lose her appetite, but you should continue to feed your puppy twice a day.

6 months to 1 year

Even though puppies look all grown up at this age, they’re still very young and need puppy food, since it has added nutrition. Ask your vet when you should switch to adult dog food. When you do make the switch, make sure the first ingredient on the label is meat.

8 to 9 months

You can start feeding your dog once a day at this age.

Good Basic Feeding Tips

Once you find a good dog food, stick to it! A dog’s digestive system doesn’t handle changes in food very well. Switching your dog’s food may cause diarrhea and stomach upset.

If you do need to switch your dog’s food you should do it gradually. Mix both foods together until you slowly phase out the old food.

You should also develop a feeding schedule for your puppy. Feed her at the same time every day and always have fresh water available to her. Also, make sure you keep your dog’s food and water bowl clean.

Your adult Boston Terrier should eat about 1 to 2 ¼ cups of dry food daily. However, check the dog food label you use for additional guidelines.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or tips. Good luck!

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