Dexter: What is a sensible diet for dogs?
Dr.Linh: A reasonable diet means ensuring adequate nutrition for animals at that time, without excess and deficiency. To do that, we have to build a diet based on the following points:
Firstly, depending on the variety, we have different diet choices. For example, there are tiny body breeds like the Phot squirrel, the diet, the amount of food that can not be as much as the big breeds like Golden Dog or Beagle.
Secondly, Depending on the stage of development, we have different diets such as 8-week-old puppies need to eat 4 meals per day. When it is 3 months of age should eat 3 meals per day, 6 months of age eat 2 meals per day. Diet and diet for puppies aged 3 to 7 months are the most important because this is a period of rapid bone and puppy growth. Until 1 year of age, just give him a light breakfast and a full meal in the afternoon.
From 1 to 3 months of age: This stage, puppies are not yet fully developed, so you need to pay attention to the food lines that are good for the digestive system such as calcium, protein, vitamins, eggs, milk, meat…
The period after 6 months of age: At this stage, you need to supplement foods rich in calcium and protein to enhance the growth of muscles and bones. As well as promoting weight growth, height as the dog begins to enter the adult segment.
Pregnancy stage. This period is when the dog needs the most nutrients to be able to develop and nurture the fetus.
Postpartum period: This is the period when a dog recuperates and breastfeed. Then the mother dog needs to be provided with foods rich in phosphorus, iron or vitamins, calcium ...
Thus, depending on the specific characteristics of each animal, we have a sensible diet that provides adequate nutrition for each animal. Besides, we should see the puppies as friends, then we will understand what their body is like, what they want, and from that, we can take better care of it.