What else can a puppy eat besides puppy food?
Feeding your puppy a complete dry food is an easy way to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need. With a complete food you won’t need to top it up with a wet food or a mixer.
Treats are a great training tool, especially while your puppy is still learning the ropes. The odd reward here and there can help to reinforce positive behaviours, support your recall training, and is a great way to bond with your dog. The key thing to remember is to always take into account treats when working out their daily food portion. Just as giving them the wrong diet can increase the risks of obesity and obesity-related illnesses, too many treats can mean your pup puts on weight, which has a negative impact in the long run.
We also don’t recommend feeding your dog from the table. Not only will this encourage poor manners, but table scraps are often not suitable for your dog. Other foods to avoid are fat trimmings, grapes and raisins, and dairy products. Chocolate is also strictly off limits. It contains theobromine which is toxic to most animals including dogs, cats, and small pets.
For more information on feeding your dog, including what to avoid, check out our feeding guide.