How dog breed impacts your puppy’s nutritional needs

by | Dog Care |

Does size matter when caring for the nutritional needs of your puppy? Dogs have the widest range of body size of any mammal, and these differences greatly impact the type of nutrition they need!  

In this video, our friends at Royal Canin break down how dog breed can impact your dog’s nutritional needs. Watch for helpful information you need to know about your puppy’s growth and nutrition! 

Did you know? 
  • Small dogs can reach maturity at around 10 months of age, whereas large breeds can take up to 15 months to reach maturity. 
  • The mouths and jaws can be very different between large and small breed dogs, but the number of teeth are the same (42). This means small breeds can experience overcrowding of teeth, making the risk of dental disease higher. 
  • Small breed puppies are more susceptible to constipation, whereas large breeds are more susceptible to diarrhea.  
  • Large breed dogs are at an increased risk of joint disease and injury. 

Find out how tailoring your puppy’s diet to their individual needs can support their healthy growth in this video!