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What Pet Owners Should Know About Growth Spurts In Great Danes

One amazing  fact about Great Dane puppies is that they experience growth spurts and become noticeably bigger in size overnight. From small adorable puppies, they can undergo a significant amount of growth within a year. In fact, they can be at eye level with a tall person when they stand on their hind legs. Because of their size, people may think that Great Danes have a big appetite, but experts recommend giving adults only 2-3 cups of premium quality kibble per meal. To avoid excessive growth spurts in puppies, the amount of protein in their diet must be closely monitored. A rapid growth rate has negative effects on the puppies because it can damage bones and joints. Experts recommend giving adult pet food to Great Dane puppies instead of puppy food because the latter contains high amounts of protein that fuels quick growth. 

Know more about your dog's nutritional needs by visiting your London, ON veterinarian.

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