Owners of Golden Retrievers know that this is the best breed of dog: smart, loyal and with the kindest soul. They should be given the best. Including the best food. About what to feed the Golden Retriever, we will talk further.
1. General rules for feeding the Golden Retriever 2. Feeding schemes for the Golden Retriever 2. 1. Dry dog food 2. 2. Natural food 2. 3. Feeding puppies and lactating bitches 3. Feeding your puppy after purchase 4. Proper nutrition for a golden retriever puppy: how to choose 5. Foods that should not be given to a retriever 6. Drinking water for a retriever 7. Feeding bowls
General Rules for Feeding a Golden Retriever
The question “natural menu or food” is eternal, but, according to dog breeders, there is not much difference. The main thing is to choose what will be to the taste of your pet. Here are some basic principles.
- Feed your Retriever only fresh, quality food;
- Feed your pet only at a strictly set time and after walks. In between meals, it is better not to have snacks;
- If your pet refuses to eat, you do not need to force him. It is better to show the veterinarian.
Golden Retriever Feeding Schemes
An adult dog needs to be fed twice a day. Older dogs can be fed once a day. Much depends on whether you and your pet have chosen a natural diet or food.
Dry dog food
The first thing you need to know is the composition of the food. All ingredients are listed in descending order and by percentage. The top lines should be animal proteins. It is better to refuse feeds with wheat (more often causes allergies), corn and soy. Ideally, there should be two or more animal proteins. If animal protein comes first on the list and next is printed 8-9 on the list, there is little protein in the food. Look for food where the first items in the composition are occupied by proteins.
The manufacturer’s recommendations for the amount of food do not always correspond to reality: the dog can eat more or less. Divide the recommended amount of food into two or three meals and adjust the dosage according to your retriever’s needs.
Feeding your golden retriever.
Breeder’s recommendations for owners of puppies of the Kibelline kennel.
1. Before purchasing the puppy, it is necessary to clarify which brand of feed is accustomed to the litter from which you chose the puppy.
2. You can ask you and your puppy for a little food for the first time.
3. The nursery also provides the opportunity to purchase food, to which the puppy is accustomed at an attractive price.
4. On a Shenga at the age of 1. 5-2 months of a storage container of 15 kg, a hawatit for about 1. 5 months. At the age of 3-4 months to 9-12 months. Power supply needs increase sharply, and a 15 kg feed storage container is eaten in a month.
5. The cost of feed from 3. 500 is at least to 5400 for a maximum of 15 kg
6. At first it is better not to change the puppy food, as a consequence, you can transfer to another food, for example, a more decent composition or better eaten by a puppy.
The choice of feed for puppies and bitch-mother is always an “individual selection”, justified:
1. The taste preferences of puppies and mother,
2. Allergic to the food and skin reaction,
3. The absorption of feed and the reaction from the digestive tract,
4. An excellent assassin and condition of puppies in the litter.
5. The availability of feed in the city / region,
6. The presence of special offers for food and the price of feed.
Growing high-quality storm puppies is a prerequisite for all co-standers of the nursery, for all puppies bearing the name of the kibelline.
Of course, we are very upset, if for some reason, whether it be dillettanism or financial difficulties, puppies eat low-quality food.
A good start is very eliminated for further development. It gives a breeder from 1 to 2-3 months, the main formation of the dog ends at 12-15 months.
And yes…. Any even the most rainbow prospects, even the “Show Class” and “First Choice”, because the diet needs to be approached responsibly!
It is very important to pay attention to the composition of the food and the norms of feeding.
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Adding a natural to feed? Is it possible? If necessary?
The only justification for adding natural nutrition or dog canow to food is a bad appetite:
- In bitches during estrus and pregnancy,
- On puppies during a change of teeth
- In dogs, regardless of age as a reaction to stress, moving, etc.
As a rule, Golden tolerates the addition of a small amount of 1 tablespoon of a variety of natural nutrition per 1 cup of feed (high-quality, freshly prepared, and not what was lounged and it is necessary for someone to eat it) or dog cookies or brown bread in small pieces in dry dog food for dry dog foodaroma at the rate of 1 tablespoon per 1 measured glass of feed. Adding a larger share of natural nutrition to the finished dry dog food violates the precisely balanced, scientifically verified composition of the food. This either impoverishes the diet to a very large extent, or greatly complicates its assimilation, or – both.
The frequency of feeding
At the age of 1-2 months
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- Feed is offered a puppy 5-6 times a day 2.
- Putting water. Water D. B. Always fresh, filtered in the public domain in a volume of 2 liters.
- Water + Starter Moussal Royal Canin 2-3 r per day is an excellent remedy for spilling water with a retriever and swimming in a bowl of water.
At the age of 3 months, the number of feedings is gradually reduced to 4. The food is given in a soaked form, you can dry when the puppy refuses to soaked feed from 3-4 months.
At the age of 4-5 months to 9 months. The number of feedings is 3 times a day. Feed is already possible and should be given in dry form.
At the age of the age of a year, the dog needs to be fed 2 times a day.
* It is important that the dog eats the entire norm of feed per day.
1. With the growth of the puppy and the weight of the dog, the amount of feed consumed is growing!
2. Follow the recommendations on the package.
3. During the growth period, the puppy of the gold-rheter gains in weight from 0. 8 to 1. 5 kg per week!
4. Regularly weigh the dog – this will allow you to control the lack and excess of the condition of your pet.
5. A growing puppy eats the same, and even more than an adult dog of the same breed.
6. During the period of teeth, a decrease in appetite is possible, and poor appetite may also indicate a puppy malaise, you need to measure the temperature, watch, call the breeder. Bad appetite can be a reaction to very hot weather, to a small amount of walks, if the puppy does not spend the energy received.
7. An adult dog eats 2 times a day, usually after a walk in the morning and evening. Hybobak “vacuum cleaners” selecting on the street is recommended to feed 30 minutes before a walk.
8. Frequent change of dog food is not required. Nutrition should be Balanced, Complete, Corresponding to physiological needs and EVERYTHING! According to experience, changing 5-6 diets in puppyhood – juvenile age, as well as frequent changes in diets for an adult dog, naturally leads to Gastritis, a torn pancreas, and poor condition.
9. Do not humanize dogs and their taste preferences. In nature, dogs eat the same thing all their lives – this is normal. The digestive tract of a dog is easier to adapt to a monotonous food with a stable composition and absorb it than to constantly adapt to the compositions of different brands or “natural food”.
Transfer to a new type of feed
Change of feed, if necessary, should be done Gradually over a period of at least 5-7 days:
|1st day||Habitual Diet 75%||New diet 25%|
|2nd day||Habitual Diet 75%||New diet 25%|
|3rd day||Habitual diet 66%||New diet 34%|
|4th day||Habitual diet 66%||New diet 34%|
|5th day||Habitual Diet 50%||New diet 50%|
|6th day||Habitual Diet 50%||New diet 50%|
|7th day||Habitual diet 33%||New Diet 66%|
|8th day||Habitual diet 33%||New diet 66%|
|9th day||Habitual diet 0%||New diet 100%|
* within the same brand, food can be changed in 2-3 days, as a rule this does not cause problems.
1. If the dog’s coat “turns pink”, the ears “flow”, the elbows “blush”, the dog sheds heavily and itches at the same time – the food must be changed.
2. These are signs of allergy and individual intolerance to any even high-quality food or natural food product with constant, and sometimes even a single intake of the allergen into the body.
3. Before blaming Food Allergy, it must be clearly established that:
- The dog did not steal anything anywhere and did not pick it up.
- You did not give her new treats at training and at home,
- None of the guests of your house or children also gave anything to the dog.
4. A dog may have an individual sensitivity to individual components of natural nutrition, the failure to assimilate which is usually expressed by diarrhea or skin rashes. Watch your dog and you will gradually understand what can and cannot be given to him.
5. Try to do without experiments: without sweet, fatty, smoked, salty and fried, otherwise the liver, kidneys, stomach, pancreas and skin will quickly remind you of themselves in the form of problems and bills from the veterinarian.
We recommend that you use the purchased water or filtered water of a lady of drinking and cooking (built-in filters or jug filters such as aquaphor) both when containing a dry feed and in a natural type of feeding.
Good water quality is one of the important factors affecting general health, the dog has everything, like a person. High water rigidity (from a well or due to the specifics of geography) contributes to the formation of tartar and problems with gums in dogs. A softening water cartridge will help you prevent denture hardening and stones deposition. It is clear about chlorine, phenols and heavy metals so that it is advisable to filter them. Yes, the dog is also to be filtered! Water should always be in the public domain and sufficient quantities. A 2. 8 liter bowl should be complete before your care. In the evening, water is added to the dog to be enough at night. After walking and in hot weather, the need for water is very high. A bowl for food and a bowl for water are washed with soap and water is refreshed completely at least 1 time every 2-3 days and always after other people’s dogs drank or ate it-your guests do not live in person in whose health you cannotto be sure.
Proper nutrition of a golden retriever puppy: how to choose
In two or three months, you need to feed the puppy 6 times. Until the baby is five months old, feed it 4 times a day. At six months, you can transfer two-time food. Before he has constant teeth, kids will definitely need a yogurt, kefir or cottage cheese every day. Milk is allowed up to six months.
As for the diet, then cereals must be present in it:
It is better not to feed the puppies of pearl barley, semolina, barley and wheat cereals, and market mixtures. The life of a puppy is unthinkable without meat. It is best to give:
In any case, the meat should not contain tubular bones. In addition, pork puppies are not recommended. The ideal processing option is cooking, or defrosted in a microwave after deep freezing. Eggs can be given both raw and boiled, but rarely. We give the puppy the puppy only without bones. Instead of bones, it is better to take cartilars and joints. Of the fats, butter and any vegetable, but not margarine are allowed.
Total, the puppy should receive 300 g per day, milk porridge- 0. 5 kg. Vegetables and fruits are needed in the amount of 100 g, dairy products – about 150g.
Can a retriever puppy eat dry dog food? It is possible, but there are several conditions. So, the food should be specialized, “children’s”. It is better to choose those belonging to the minimum super premium category. The best meat in puppy food is lamb.
How many times to feed a golden retriever?
Up to five months, a small retriever is fed 4-6 times a day, dividing the daily dose into small portions. The daily dose includes 300 grams of meat, 150 grams of cottage cheese, 100 grams of vegetables and fruits (carrots and apples are better), 500 grams of milk porridge.
By the age of eight months, the puppy can be transferred to feeding twice a day.
A feature of the diet of a retriever puppy is that before changing the main tooth (that is, up to 6-8 months), he must receive cottage cheese, kefir and yogurt every day. He also needs milk (up to 6 months), which is given both to drink simply and to cook porridge on it. For the correct and timely change of teeth, you can buy cartilage, knee joints and tendons.