What to feed the dog
To begin, you must decide on the type of food: organic foods or dry food. Veterinarians do not recommend mixing these two types of food, as digestive problems may occur.
If you choose natural food, then the alignment will be this: half of the diet should be meat products, a quarter – cereals and the rest – vegetables and dairy products.
Learn all about Pedigree dog food. Meat can be given beef, mutton (lean), chicken and turkey. It should be scalded with boiling water before feeding, but if you are not sure about the quality of the meat, it is better to cook it completely.
Cereals are suitable such as buckwheat, rice, wheat and barley (recommended for obese dogs, as it is slowly digested and lowers blood glucose). Vegetables can be given a variety of, based on the season, for example, carrots, zucchini, pumpkin, beets, cabbage, tomatoes.
From fermented milk products, choose what your pet will like, but they should be lean. Unfortunately, natural feeding does not provide the dog with everything necessary, so you need to add vitamins and nutrients to it.
For example, vitamins C, E, taurine, lutein, glucosamine (for the prevention of arthrosis). For dogs suffering from bulimia or obesity, it does not hurt to add L-carnitine to the diet, which slows down the synthesis of subcutaneous fat molecules.
If you choose dry food, it will be much easier for you.
First, it will reduce the time for cooking for the dog. It will be necessary just to measure the portion daily.
Secondly, if you give premium food, then additional supplements to the diet are not needed.
Important! When choosing a dry food for your pet, you should visit a veterinarian who will tell you which one is better to choose based on the characteristics of the dog.
As for puppies, their food is usually organized by the breeder and gives you a schedule. There will be painted puppy age and daily feeds. If you chose to feed, you should purchase a special dry food for puppies to teach such food since childhood. Food should be of high quality and well balanced. Then your labrador will grow up healthy, beautiful and strong.
Important! Labradors often suffer from obesity, because they will never refuse to once again eat something. Therefore, always watch the portion and the amount of food eaten.