Types of food for a wolfdog - supplements
It is very important if you feed granulated food or home-prepared diet. Manufacturers of feed is claiming that their food is complex and adding other substances is not necessary or appropriate, because the food is complete. But one must be said, that the granulated food is full of chemicals, is made from foods that are low in minerals and trace elements that there are genetically engineered foods and the like. It is therefore clear that the "complete" feed that we give the dog is not as complete as at first sight.
The lack of certain substances, important for the dog, we can observe on the state of his health, hair, musculoskeletal diseases, the overall energy and vitality dog immunity, allergies ... In terms of content of all these substances, the best is raw food, natural for dogs and cats and from the alternatives is it cold-pressed pelleted feed. When feeding granulated food therefore add only unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and vitamins after consultation with the pharmacist or veterinarian to not give too much minerals, mainly serve them in their natural form, ie fruits, vegetables. The synthetic form of added minerals is risky. Maximum nutrition for joints.
Among various nutritional supplements are advised joints nutrition capsules, vitamins and minerals in pill form as well as foods in the diet can only add a certain period - eg. pregnancy and nursing females, for older dogs or vice versa during active growth of the puppy, for allergies, acute shortage of the substance or to diversify the diet.
|What supplements are appropriate for your dog?|
Vitamins - if you feed pellets is not recommended to be added, or by the feeding of raw food - it contains everything in its natural form. If a dog has a sufficient supply of fruits, vegetables and raw foods, are not necessary. Granules already contain a certain amount of artificial addition, you can overdose it. So sum up, vitamins yes, but in its natural form, and only for cooking food, in which the vitamins degrade.
Dried fruit, honey - both for people and for dogs contains a lot of sugar. For example. dried apples, plums in yogurt or as dietary diversification is good, or as a reward if the dog likes them. But overfeeding and daily adding is not recommended. Honey is a sweetener, it can be used from time to time to yogurt, cereals, but I would be very inadvisable, for it is not natural dog food.
Oatmeal, bread - to supplement diet are great flakes. Instead of pasta or rice, or just pour yogurt mixed with meat. Some dogs taste the sweet bread, dry bread, christmas tubes. Bread and cereals as dog food, however, are not necessary, but as a supplement and attachment are OK.
Dried animal products - pork or rabbit ears, skin, etc. - great for chewing. Not every dog's taste, but if taste is a great time killer in your absence.
Juices, mineral water - for flavoring as a source of minerals or vitamins appropriate. Watch the sugar content of a particular mineral used only without the bubbles. Suitable tea, not hot, only lukewarm.
Products such as Petnil, Phytovet - suitable for the hair, the owners have excellent results, but should consult a veterinarian. If your dog has a healthy coat, it is not necessary to give. When you give raw food just add egg, flax seeds or oil and no need to invest big money into synthetic products.
Beta-carotene - skip! Discolour their beautiful yellow eyes and make them darker. In large quantities therefore not recommended. Beta-carotene is also in carrots.
Pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds - are suitable for diversification, especially when loosing coat. They need to be ground finely and administered together with food immediately after grinding.
Nuts - like seeds sometimes appropriate, but watch out for macadamia nuts - are toxic to dogs.
Garlic - is also suitable as a natural insect repellent. But watch out for onions, do not feed, raw is toxic to dogs.
Potatoes - in very small amounts are fine, but preferred is pasta or rice flakes and the like. Cook the potatoes and serve with food. We can combine them with yogurt, minced meat and the like. Potatoes are dangerous for the dog as green. Cooked have no nutritional value for dogs, so just do the volume of food, but what fed, so it comes out of the dog.
Vegetable soup, chicken soup - it is appropriate to prepare it classic, cook meat and bones, vegetables, broths use are unnecessarily salty. Broth is a good way to get fluids into the dog, especially in summer. You can leave the meat in it, but no bones!
Tea - mint, black, chamomile, are healthy, such as a supplement. by diarrhea or vomiting. Serve lukewarm or slightly cool.
Yeast - just once a week, max. two times. They are excellent with garlic as repellent external parasites. Source of vitamins, especially B group. Just crush and mix with food.
Sprouted grains such as lentils, seaweed - very suitable for diversification
Joints capsule Nutrition - Roboran, GelActiv, some give human chondrite (same composition as for dogs and especially cheaper), Colafit ... add to cooked food or raw food, after consultation with your veterinarian and keep exactly the quantities of packaging. Feeding of selected foods could be taken even in its natural form.
Egg - a healthy dog does not hurt once a week raw egg, crushing all with or without shell. If the dog does not have any food allergies. Otherwise, you can even cook an egg, especially whites, it is a very debated whether it should be fed raw or rather completely omitted. Egg is good for hair, once - twice a week is fine, more is not recommended contains cholesterol.
Milk and milk products - not every dog bear milk products but it can be a great enrichment of the diet. If it does not have a problem, you can use for embedding feed or use the goat. Excellent is white yoghurt, hard cheese - especially as treats, cheese, cottage cheese,... Watch the salt content.
Dairy products we add every second to third day, by pupps rather less. At age of puppy watch out for milk and curd, contains calcium and the puppy can grow very quickly, which has bad influence on the health of bones and tendons. So the milk gently, not every dog has its enzyme digestion and diarrhea may respond, while fermented products bear dogs much better.
Fruit and vegetables - if you have a dog outside and have access to vegetables and fruits in the garden, he will eat them :) Apples, pears, watermelon, raspberry, banana, apricots, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, peaches, carrots rather it contains carotene, it makes the eyes darker, grapes - grains are not suitable for dogs, in small quantities OK, avoid cabbage and similar vegetables, which puffed, parsley is excellent, soups of vegetables (excluding carrots ),... If the dog does not like vegetables and want to diversify diet, blend or grated it into the feed ... Imagination in this area has no bonds, the dog will choose what tastes and what not. Whether cooked or raw will, of course, raw contains vitamins and trace elements which are destroyed by cooking ... you can use any fruit, but I personally think that too exotic fruits are exaggerated. Just follow common sense, whether the wolf or dog could get to such kind of vegetables and fruit.