Than and how to feed a Rottweiler puppy and adult dog?
Rottweiler — good ability to train, smart defender. This breed has the power and ability to protect.
Because it requires regular exercise and specific approach to nutrition. Feeding the Rottweiler has its own characteristics.
Such a dog must have muscle definition and it is impossible to overfeed, and the majority of Rottweilers has a good appetite. In fact, the Rottweiler requires less food than for example, the Doberman the same weight as the Rottweiler for heating needs less energy and it less active. Overfeeding is especially harmful to puppies. How and what to feed a Rottweiler?
Feeding Rottweiler dry food
The choice of food between dry and natural depends on the availability of free time and purse. Dry food for dogs saves time, but reduces the family budget, because cheap stern quality products, and it often leads to obesity and malfunctions in the body. Only expensive food (Hill’s, Royal Canin. Eukanuba ) and quite good (Purina Pro Plan, Ist Choice, Eagle Pack) allows you to keep your dog in great shape.
The best periods for feeding of Rottweiler dry dog food – active growth, pregnancy dogs and lactation, rehabilitation after illness. In everyday life, if there is time, the preferred natural product.
Feeding the Rottweiler a natural food
Making menswea dog, you should consider what proteins it should be around 50%. It can be:
The meat should be raw or cooked less than 5 minutes. Also the Rottweiler can be given mesenteric internal beef fat – not more than 100 grams per week. Vegetables, preferably in raw form (i.e. fiber) should make up 20% of the menu. Better with them not to overdo it, because Rottweilers are a large number of vegetables often causes indigestion.
Cereals (carbohydrates) make up 30%. It is better to cook rice, buckwheat and oatmeal (rolled oats) cereals, and it is not desirable semolina and pearl barley.
However, this calculation is made for the active dog that is at least two hours a day spends on an intense walk.
If an adult Rottweiler live in an apartment and its way of life is sedentary, on the day he or she will need 500-800 grams of beef, including lung, heart; 2 kg thick porridge and 300 grams of mashed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beets). Once a week you can give cottage cheese with kefir instead of one feeding of porridge. Also once a week can be given 800 grams of raw fish (capelin, trout, salmon).
When keeping dogs in a cage in winter and at high physical loads, these portions increase in 1,5-2,5 times. And nursing bitches can be increased up to six times.
Feeding Rottweiler puppies
What to feed a Rottweiler puppy, how many times and how to do it right? Growing puppy, it is important to maintain it smooth and appetite good eating all food offered. For this purpose it is necessary to feed always in the same place at the same time.
Rottweiler puppies, experts advise to feed from 6 to 3 times a day (from 2 months of age to one year old) gradually to twice a day feeding. The first time a puppy should be fed early in the morning to walk, and the last shortly before bedtime. At night it is better not to feed a dog used to not bother the people. To enter into the diet of new products need small portions.
Raw meat babies healthier boiled and shall be not less than one-third of the diet. Also needed milk and vegetables, but carrot is better to give quite a bit due to its laxative action. With 10 weeks you can give soft beef and veal cartilage, but after the main food.
To determine the appropriate puppy serving better his behavior. He must eat everything and velisav a bowl to go to his place. If a long time he licks the bowl, so the amount of food is slightly increased. But if the puppy after eating bloated belly, portion need to be reduced.