Guide to Feeding a Rottweiler

Feeding a Rottweiler Puppy

 

When feeding a Rottweiler puppy we need to know the following:

  • what to feed
  • when to feed
  • amount to feed

What’s the Best Dry Puppy Food? That’s a very good question. Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer. Currently available to the public are numerous foods that have what it takes nutritionally to fully support your puppy in reaching it’s genetic potential. Let’s look at some reasons to choose some dog food over others below.
To qualify, the food must meet AAFCO nutritional profiles for either all life stages or growth.

4healthWe look for food that contains:

  • Zero controversial chemical preservatives
  • Do not have anonymous meat ingredients
  • No artificial coloring agents
  • No generic animal fats
  • Substantial amounts of meat-based protein
  • Reasonable fat-to-protein ratios
  • Modest carbohydrate content

 

Feeding Rottweiler Puppy

food-yogurt2_small4 Health Puppy Food with a few tablespoons of fresh yogurt mixed in. We recommend looking to manufacturer suggested serving size. For a Rottweiler puppy aged 6-12 weeks, weighing 10-20 lbs feeding amount is 2-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups split into 2 or 3 meals, depending on the owners schedule.

Puppy Nutrition

This food is specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your puppy. Real lamb is the first ingredient, providing great taste for puppies that thrive on lamb protein. With protein and fat levels selected to help your puppy grow and thrive, this formula provides optimal nutrition for optimal health.

No corn, no wheat, no soy
Species-specific probiotics
Lamb is the #1 ingredient for great taste
DHA for brain and eye development
Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat
Antioxidant formulation

Ingredients:

Lamb, Lamb Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Ground White Rice, Peas, Egg Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Tomato Pomace, Oatmeal, Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Ocean Fish Meal, Salmon Oil (Source Of Dha), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Kelp, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Cranberries, Rosemary Extract, Parsley Flake, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:

Protein (min.) 27.0%
Fat (min.) 15.0%
Fiber (max.) 4.5%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Calcium 1.2%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.0%
Zinc (min.) 150 mg/kg
Selenium (min.) 0.3 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 150 IU/kg
L-Carnitine* (min.) 30 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min.) 2.2%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.) 0.3%
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)* 0.05%
Total Microorganisms* not less than 1,000,000 CFU/lb (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus reuteri)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Caloric Content:
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3,656 kcal/kg (342 kcal/cup).

Feeding Instructions:

Dog’s Weight – Daily Amount (6-12 weeks/3-4 months/5-7 months/8-12 months/Adult Dog)
3-5 lb. – 1 to 1-1/3 cups/3/4 to 1-1/4 cups/2/3 to 3/4 cups/1/2 to 2/3 cups/1/3 to 1/2 cups
5-10 lb. – 1-1/3 to 2-1/4 cups/1-1/4 to 2 cups/3/4 to 1-1/3 cups/2/3 to 1 cups/1/2 to 3/4 cups
10-20 lb. – 2-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups/2 to 3 cups/1-1/3 to 2-1/4 cups/1 to 1-3/4 cups/3/4 to 1-1/2 cups
20-30 lb. – 3-1/2 to 4-2/3 cups/3 to 4 cups/2-1/4 to 3 cups/1-3/4 to 2-1/3 cups/1-1/2 to 2 cups
30-40 lb. – 4-2/3 to 5-2/3 cups/4 to 5 cups/3 to 3-1/2 cups/2-1/3 to 2-3/4 cups/2 to 2-1/2 cups
40-60 lb. – N/A /5 to 6-1/2 cups/3-1/2 to 4-2/3 cups/2-3/4 to 3-2/3 cups/2-1/2 to 3-1/2 cups
60-80 lb. – N/A /6-1/2 to 7-3/4 cups/4-2/3 to 5-1/2 cups/3-2/3 to 4-1/2 cups/3-1/2 to 4 cups
80-100 lb. – N/A / N/A /5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups/4-1/2 to 5-1/4 cups/4 to 4-3/4 cups
100-120 lbs. – N/A / N/A /6-1/2 to 7 cups/5-1/4 to 5-3/4 cups/4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups
120-140 lbs. – N/A / N/A /7 to 8 cups/5-3/4 to 6-1/2 cups/5-1/4 to 6 cups
140-160 lbs. – N/A / N/A /8 to 8-3/4 cups/6-1/2 to 7 cups/6 to 6-1/2 cups
For pregnant or nursing adult dogs, we recommend free-choice feeding.

Other foods we recommend

Eukanuba, Nutro, Royal Canin, Innova, and Taste of the Wild.

Please feel free to contact us if you need additional advise about feeding your puppy.