Due to the Papillon’s tiny size and high energy level, it is very important to choose a food designed for the nutritional needs of small dogs. Make sure that the ingredients listed, do not contain preservatives and artificial ingredients.
A little dog eats a lot of food and during the first few weeks, they need to be fed often, every few hours. Four meals per day is suggested. A good rule is that after his first week, its weight should be double than what it was at birth, and a puppy should gain one to two grams per pound of anticipated adult weight each day.
Papillon puppies need puppy food, not ordinary dog food, because the puppy food has higher nutritional value and is adapted to a puppy’s needs. Also make sure that you buy puppy food for small breeds.
It is your duty as owner, to adapt to your puppy’s needs.
At approximately eight to twelve weeks of age, your puppy needs to be fed three to four times a day. After six months it can be reduced to twice a day. Food should always be given at the same time in the same place. Always keep water and food bowls impeccably clean. Never, ever feed your Papillon Dog puppy from your table.