We will always advise new owners to keep the same feeding treatment up for 3 months after the pup arrives and if needed to change his diet to do it gradually. Many people choose to change feeding treatment and food brands when they bring home a new puppy, but first of all, there are certain things you should think of to avoid any stress of it that can affect your pup.
Dogs don’t really start to chemically digest food until after they’ve swallowed it. A dog’s saliva is there to lubricate the esophagus and kill bacteria rather than break down the food.
When changing dog food you have to be aware that it can cause digestive issues, especially in puppies and to make that transition easier it is a must to keep your puppy on the same feeding treatment for up to 3 months when you get him since this is already a stressful period of change for him.
When changing that, start with a ratio of about twenty-five percent new food to seventy-five percent old, gradually increasing this amount over about a week until you completely phase out the old food while monitoring him closely any time you switch foods so that you can protect him from developing any digestive issues, and NEVER change his dietary before you get advice how and when to do it or if you should do it at all. Portions are by no means an exact science as well so you’ll need to pay close attention to your puppy, as their portions will increase greatly from one month up until about two years and each pup has different dietary needs as does each stage of his life.
Feeding your pup a raw diet has benefits and drawbacks as well so always seek proper advice on how and when to start feeding him with it.
If your puppy is overweight, it will put your pup’s bones and joints at pretty big stress and can cause serious damages and may also develop serious heart issues as they get older so it’s always better to keep him on a leaner side than the opposite.
As a rule, you should be able to feel your puppy’s ribs but not see them, they should have a visible waist always.
There is also a feeding puzzle that you can include to slow your Cane Corso puppy feeding down since Cane Corsos are a very intelligent breed that will need some mental stimulation and if you think your puppy needs more food, it’s best to keep track of his or her weight to know what to change and to improve at his feeding.
When you do all of this, then you’re on a good track to have a balanced and healthy dog that will be an agile, energetic, and active pup which is beneficial for this breed.