Rhodesian Ridgebacks "Giasy & Colt"


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Animal protection starts with the food!

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Healthy diet for dogs

Would it be so easy to feed a dog, would now in keeping dogs allergies, eczema, movement disorders or hyperactivity or other mental problems do not accumulate Sun Based on the findings in humans and horses, a link between health problems and nutrition is no longer deny.

The veterinarian is recommended already prepared food as puppies, since the effort to cook for themselves, many are too high and the dog a basic equipment should be ensured in various nutrients. It is always worthwhile to read the recommended composition of prepared food and to devote some thought to the Dogs. After all, the dog accompanies the most loyal people over several years.

Foundations and first food
The dog is descended from the wolf, and is therefore primarily a carnivore. Consequently, he can tolerate large amounts of fat. The diet of the puppy begins with the fat-and protein-rich, very low-lactose milk. About 30 percent of the energy needs of puppies are covered by protein, 60 percent from fat and only 10 percent of carbohydrates. It is interesting that - in comparison to cow's milk - the amount of sulfur-containing amino acids is very high, the content of lysine is very low, however. Dog's milk is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids! The fatty acid composition can additionally vary with the feeding. The trace element contents of the dog's milk are particularly high (ratio of zinc to copper 3:1). In the 3rd to 4 Lactation the bitch is the largest amount of milk. Puppies are not sufficiently equipped with enzymes to catch up strength in the required dimensions. The early feeding corn-containing products could be the first diet mistakes.

The dog is a predator!
The sharp teeth of the dog suggests its main food source:
The taking of prey, tearing and shearing of food components. In the dog stomach, we see a major difference to the horse. When the horse has little stomach to continually eating. The stomach of the dog, however, is extremely flexible. This suggests to accidental ingestion and explain well his ancestors. wolf packs are successful in the hunt for big game only to 10 percent. This may mean that the wolves eat for days or even weeks not really enough. In harder times, wolves eat rabbits, hares, birds and mice

Activities in the digestive
At acidic pH values ​​of 2 to 3, the gastric digestion of up to 20 hours. The small intestine digestion corresponds closely to the human or
horse. The large intestine of the dog, however, is short and with very different cultures of specific bacteria colonized the intestinal environment as their design using sulfur-containing metabolic products themselves. Lactose and certain types of starch can upset the bacterial balance out of kilter. Similar problems may arise in one-sided, and in connective tissue protein diets. There may be bad fermentation, which can lead to diarrhea

Fat and fiebre
Dietary fat can be used in dog feeding, since it dampens the fermentation processes in the intestinal flora and thus have a positive effect on digestion in dogs. Easily fermentable fibers such as pectin's and oligosaccharides affect digestive stability. We find this fiber in beet pulp, carrots and celery. Even fruit (apples, pears, bananas) and herbs (chamomile, coriander, anise, fennel) that the wolf would find in the wild, are suitable for the dog and digestible. Seedlings of the supply used to easily fermentable fibers, and fats at the same time. Oat bran increases the filling pressure in the large intestine and the regulation of intestinal function can be used

The diet of the dog
Despite all prophecies of doom should be offered the dog a mixed and varied diet. This meat comes first. If non-financial reasons to the contrary, the dog should also lean meat and offal obtained or applied for in the
Nature would prefer. In addition to a balanced composition of amino acids, we found a large concentration of important trace elements such as iron
zinc. Too much connective tissue from slaughterhouse (common in the industrial dog food) is from amino acid range of her one-sided and detrimental to the intestinal flora. Due to the tolerance of the dog to fats (10 grams per kilo without problems body measurements per day, or 100 grams for a 10-pound dog a day) and according to the composition of breast milk, the dog tolerates high fat content. There is no reason why the dog with a certain. Proportion of oils, especially seedlings supply (especially wheat germ). Omega-3 fatty acid-containing oils such as for example Flax or hemp oil has positive effects on inflammation and could pick any harm by feeding meat to prevent long term joint problems. Cooked vegetables such as carrots, celery or beets provide easily fermentable fiber, vitamins and trace elements.


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