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Nutrition and Feeding

A puppy toy poodle needs a lot of nutrition when they are growing – it’s imperative that they get between 663 and 1325 kcal/day, especially when young. Toy poodles, like any other dog, need that kind of comprehensive nutrition when growing, since their metabolism is so high. Nutritionally, toy poodles need to get 22 to 32% protein in their food, and around 10 to 20% fats.
Toy poodles need a great deal of protein and fat, so try to stay away from dry kibble. The larger kibbles will be difficult for your toy puppy to eat. Again, get plenty of real meat and fat in their diet – this involves looking for dog foods that have a high percentage of real meat within them (the higher the quality, the better for your toy poodle).
The feeding schedule of a toy poodle puppy is also incredibly important. If your puppy is less than 3 months old, you can feel free to let them free feed; they need to eat as much as they can to build up strength. Go ahead and leave your food out, but be sure that it stays fresh; clean out the bowl when necessary so that you don’t get old food stuck at the bottom of the bowl.
Furthermore, the first four weeks should just be spent letting the toy poodle’s mother feed them, or bottle-feed them a veterinarian-recommended formula if the mother is not available. Once your toy poodle is in full-on puppy mode, make sure they eat 3 meals per day.
Since foods like Wellness Core Dry Dog Food contain about 406 kcal/cup, it’s necessary to give your typical adult toy poodle about 2/3 of a cup per day. While this can change depending on metabolism and a variety of other factors, this is a strong average to look for when determining your dog’s feeding schedule.
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1. Wellness

Wellness is another pioneer in holistic pet nutrition. High quality ingredients from top quality sources is what you will receive in each bag of Wellness dog food. Their formulas contain only whole foods and never include any corn, wheat, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. If you are looking for a totally grain free kibble with lower carbohydrates, try out Wellness’ “Core” lineup of dog foods.




2. Brush your dog daily.

Use a quality dog brush and go over your dog’s body from front to back. Poodles have long, curly fur that is prone to matting, so it’s important to brush regularly. Pay special attention to the neck and chest, since these are the areas most likely to become matted. For the legs, brush from the body down to the feet. Brush your poodle's middle section from the shoulders toward the hind legs. Be gentle when brushing your pet's ears, head, and chest, since these areas are sensitive.


3. Clean out your poodle’s ears weekly.

Take a cotton ball and dab it in a cleaner approved by your vet. Gently wipe it on the underside of your dog’s ears to remove any wax or grime. Don’t stick anything into the inner ear, however. Vinegar and/or rubbing alcohol may be appropriate cleaners, but always ask your vet first.


4.Brush your pet’s teeth daily.

Brush your pet’s teeth daily. Go over your poodle’s teeth with a soft brush. Use only products approved for dogs--never human toothpaste. Small breeds of poodles are prone to dental problems, so it’s important to brush their teeth regularly. It's best to start brushing dogs' teeth when they're young so they get used to it. If you're brushing an older dog's teeth for the first time, let them sniff the toothpaste and brush first. Start slowly, only brushing a few teeth at a time. Once they're used to it, you can give them a full brushing. Some brushes slip over the end of your finger, making the process a little easier.


5. Trim their nails regularly.

Your vet can help you select a trimmer that is safe and painless for your dog. If you don’t feel like you can trim your poodle’s nails on your own, you can pay to have a groomer or vet do it for you. If your dog spends significant time outside, their nails may wear down naturally so that regular trimming is not necessary. Only use approved dog nail clippers. Clip nails at a 45 degree angle, and take off just a tiny bit at a time--less than you might think. It's important to only trim a small amount to avoid cutting the quick, which can be very painful to your pooch. Use a nail file to file down your dog's nails if you're having a hard time using clippers. Give your poodle lots of treats before, during, and after clipping its nails.




Grooming

The Toy Poodle requires a fair amount of grooming. They are constant shedders and their long coats must be brushed frequently to keep them from getting tangled and matted. In addition, regular brushing helps prevent dandruff, which can be a problem with Toy Poodles, and leads to itchy skin. When you need to shampoo your Toy Poodle, dry shampoo works best, as regular shampoos can cause the dog to lose the natural oils in his coat.




Exercise

Toy Poodles need a moderate amount of exercise, but can get what they need from running around in the house. They also love to walk, and can get sufficient exercise by just going on a daily walk with their owner. Though they are small, they can go on long walks without becoming overly tired. You'll find that this breed is energetic, but at the same time does not need a significant amount of exercise.

Health Care

After buying our Toy Poodles, this is how to cater for their health

There are a number of health problems that are associated with this breed, and this includes: cataracts, PRA, low blood sugar, entropion, luxating patella, PDA, collapsing trachea, and allergies. The life expectancy of these dogs is around 12-16 years.