Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tips on how to provide your dog good and healthy diet

How do I choose my dog food?
A good way to know what kind of dog food is available is to talk to the experts, whether it be a vet or your local pet store.
Dog food is divided into two main possibilities, dry food and wet food. Wet food usually comes in cans, bags and foil trays. Dry foods are commonly known as "complete" food, as it is nutritionally complete which means you do not need to feed your dog something else to keep him healthy.
You can also come up with 'more' dog food, and it is not designed to be eaten alone, but fed the other reasons to ensure that your dog has a healthy and balanced diet. A good example is to mix it with canned or canned food to provide a complete meal.
How do I feed my dog?
It is best to feed adult dogs once or twice a day in controlled portions of food. Very small breeds and large breeds should be fed twice daily.
If you want to change your dog diet is recommended that you make the transition gradually, preferably within a week depending on the type of food. Every time you feed your dog, add a little of the new feed to their existing food, then gradually increase the new food daily as you will reduce the old food. This is to prevent the digestive system upsets your dog.
How much food should I give my dog?
Dog food feeding guide attached to their packaging, which gives a rough indication of how much food your dog needs to maintain a healthy diet. But some dogs are more necessary and some require less, just adjust the amount you feed your dog's body condition.
More active dogs need more food and more calories, they benefit from being fed performance 'or' working 'dog diet, it may be nutritionally adapted to meet the needs of your dog.
If your dog is overweight he or she can benefit from eating a "lighter" diet containing fewer calories.
How can I help to prevent bloating?
Some deep chested breeds may tend to a condition called gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), which causes the stomach to fill with gas and twist, the blocking of the outlet for gas. If your dog stomach swells it should be treated as a state of emergency and a vet should be called immediately, GDV is a serious condition that dogs can die from.
There are several things you can do to prevent GDV: -
- Try and avoid stress during the food - your dog busy while she eats, or feeding of more than one dog too close to another can cause stress, which increases bloating.
- Do not feed your dog for at least an hour before exercise.
- Do not feed your dog from a height or a tripod.
Are there any special requirements at the time of my life Dog?
In various stages of the life of your dog's nutritional needs may change, at times your dog can enjoy various kinds of food.
`Bread of Life Stages' offers different food for puppies, adult dogs, senior dogs and active or working dogs. Each type of food is nutritionally adapted to the needs of a dog in a particular moment in his life.
For example, your dog can have a meal without consuming extra levels of nutrients you find in a puppy food, which means that the dog will prevent nutritional excess.
If you are concerned for the health of your dog, always seek veterinary advice.

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