Weidenstrasse’s Puppy Diet



Part of the Weidenstrasse Puppy Brochure – Sample


Page 3 of my puppy brochure deals with the diet which your puppy should be receiving. Amounts are approximate as every dog’s needs are different and your puppy’s needs increase as it grows.

There is no problem changing the diet to suit your circumstances but this must be done gradually by introducing the new food mixed with the old over a period of a few days (I personally introduce the new food over a period of at least 14 days).

A puppy’s digestive system is very sensitive and any new food should be introduced slowly to avoid upset tummies.

At this point I would like to give you a little tip: Should your puppy have an upset tummy, mix 8 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 litre of water and give this to your puppy to drink. Take any other drinking water away until the puppy is fine again. This helps to keep your puppy hydrated.


Do not feed yur puppy for 12 hours after you have taken him home. He/she will stress and might get an upset tummy. Just have fresh water available. It is advisable to feed your puppy on chicken and rice for the transition period of approx. 3 days and then slowly add the pellets.

Diet Sheet

For an 8 week old pup

Brand of Food: Hills Large Breed Puppy

                                Breakfast:        between 120 – 150 g              Puppy Pellets mixed either with Husky or Pedigree
                                                                                                    tin  food or mince meat (1 table spoon)

          Lunch:              between 120 – 150 g              Puppy Pellets dry                                  

  Dinner:            between 120 – 150 g              Puppy Pellets (same as breakfast)

Please Note: I strongly suggest you monitor the weight of your puppy on a regular basis to avoid possible health problems due to overweight.

Puppies up to 4 months should be fed 3x daily and thereafter 2x daily. Obviously the above amounts serve as guideline and should be increased as your puppy grows. Feed enough to keep your puppy healthy, but be aware of not letting it gain excess weight as this is known to contribute to the development of hip dysplasia and growing pains.

Your puppy has been weaned and fed on Hills Medium Puppy and from 6 weeks has been put on Hills Large Breed Puppy. Please continue withfeeding your puppy on Hills Large Breed Puppy. It is strongly recommended that you keep your puppy on Hills Large Breed Puppy until he/she is at least 12 months of age.

The diet has to be adjusted in accordance with age!

Do not let your puppy become over weight, it is very damaging to all joints!

Maren von der Heyde