How Often To Feed Puppies

This is a very important question as so many owners, new and old, don’t do it right. For example, puppies that are younger than 8 weeks old needs to be fed quite often; they may need a feeeding up to seven times per day. If your puppies need feeding more often than this, they will usually let you know by being rambunctious.

cute canineOnce your puppies are about six to eight weeks old, you can start reducing the frequency of feeds. From about four weeks onward you can start trying to feed your puppies some slightly more solid food. Make sure you put plenty of warm water with the food to make it softer, if your puppies starts to have very runny bowel movements then give them less to begin with, maybe only substituting one of the meals at first instead of the two.

You just need to monitor your dogs response to any changes that are unusual.
Every change you make to their feeding pattern as each puppy is different. From the age of eight weeks or so you can decrease the feeding frequency to three times per day, be sure to increase the size of the portions so that they still have at least the same amount of food per day. If your puppies still seem to want food, then you may need to
increase the amount that you feed them. Be sure to follow the advice given on
the label of the dog food as the amount required will vary depending on the weight of your puppies and the breed.

From the time after they are 4 months old, you will notice that your puppies want to chew everything that is left unattended, it’s a good idea to provide toys for them to chew and give them one to chew on whenever you catch them trying to gnaw a shoe or something else.

It’s very important to use the highest quality dog crate that you can afford while your puppies are going through the growing stage. From six months to one year, try using puppies’ food that is available commercially, go for the best that you can afford. Once they get to twelve months of age ( eighteen months for a giant breed ) you can move onto adult dog food and later on, when they have matured you can start feeding them a maintenance diet, which is lower in calories and protein.

Planning your Japan Trip

A trip to Japan cannot be improvised, especially when it comes to the first one. Visa, budget, travel, accommodation: what are the main elements to take into account when planning your trip to Japan?

Start making plans

The first phase of preparing your trip to Japan will be to take stock of your desires. Do you prefer the city, mountain or a bit of both? Would you like to discover the most tourist places or think outside the box? Do you want to discover the Japanese islands or a particular city? So many questions to ask beforehand, before embarking on any reservation.

In terms of travel mode, two alternatives are available to you. You can:

• Opt for an organized tour where you can discover or rediscover Japan with a specialist guide of Japanese culture. In this case, you can benefit from a turnkey trip (flight, accommodation, visits planned according to the theme chosen) and travel Japan with a group;

• Opt for a custom circuit that will give you total freedom. You can organize it alone or with the help of a local. You can find one here.

Preparing for Japan

As part of an organized tour, cost and modes of transportation are usually provided. If you plan your trip from A to Z and plan to change cities, you will need to plan your trips. To take the train, the reference is the JR Pass which allows you to travel unlimited from one end of the country to the JR network. Budget around $200 for 7 days (rates vary daily with the change). Pasmo and Suica cards will also be useful for your train and metro trips. To save time, you can order them online before you leave.

If you prefer to travel by car, you can rent a car in advance. A favorite mode when you really want to discover the Japanese countryside.

Good to know

The cities are quite far apart, take into account the travel time in your program.


Japan offers a wide variety of accommodations, depending on your prefHouses,

• Houses , perfect to live in Japanese style and soak up culture. Living Japan offers rental of houses (up to 8 people) in the heart of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa and Fukuoka. On site, enjoy the support of a Travel Angel , who will answer all your questions about the neighborhood, give you good addresses and practical advice.

• Classic hotels, Western type;

• Ryokan, typical Japanese inns, to be preferred in the countryside or in small towns;

• Youth hostels, to achieve maximum savings.

The search for accommodation is the most important element of preparing a trip to Japan , with the booking of tickets and the development of the program. Do not wait until the last minute because this destination is more and more popular.