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Feeding of wolfdog by age

In terms of nutrition and health for the dog is the most important period of growth from 2 to 6-7 months. Then is the greatest weight and height gain. During the life, are changing requirements of puppy, adult or senior dog needs for proper functioning of the institutions and physical condition. There is a difference in the ratio of calcium and phosphorus, which is important for the proper and uniform development of bones and joints.

It is also important what you feed. If you feed pellets, choose his lifetime series designed for puppies - puppy, then adult for adult dogs or later for the nursing females or hard working dogs and finally senior advice. If you feed raw or cooked diet, changing the above-mentioned proportion of meat to the side dish.

There is no need to start with a puppy granular diet "for sure" and in a certain age to go raw, or cooked food. If you opt for raw food, you can start immediately after the pick up of puppy. During its growth rate with adapt of substances in the diet in the long run. This is actually a division of puppy meals, meals for youth, adults and seniors.

For any type of feeding, it is necessary to adjust its composition with age! Universal food for any age dog does not exist, and if there is one, rather hands-off. Certainly it is not suitable for feeding.

Even weight gain

Even weight gain is mainly in puppies of large breeds such as wolfdogs problematic. They tend to grow very quickly and their joints are not ready for such a burden. This may lead to disorders of the skeleton and joints, and to dysplasia. Growth is most obvious in 6-7 months, then growth continues, but less significantly. Wolfdog is growing to his 2.5 to 3 years, although minimum, but the proportions develop until 4 years. First, you have log eared and long-legged puppy, skinny teenager who is raised in a very nice muscular adolescent with strong and healthy bones.

Improper feeding can do in critical age of puppy many disasters. It is therefore necessary to give the dog the best thing we can truly Pedigree-type granules and Chappi is it not. The absolute ideal diet is natural, therefore, meat and side dishes that contain everything a dog needs. However, it is important to study the theme first, as your puppy pick up because experiment does not pay out. Dog does not need daily supplements the same composition, the composition is in the longer term and up to several weeks to months.

It's good to follow siblings from the litter as they grow. If puppy grows too fast, we should consult with veterinarian or breeder better diet that we giving him. If growing slowly or not at all, is the same or possibility of dwarfism and stunting.

The breed has an adult weight of around 35 to 40 kg. This is the real weight. Weight of the standard is an absolute minimum. The following table can be an indication to see how gaining weight is your dog. It should be taken into account that the numbers are just numbers, it depends on the genetics, feeding and dog sex.

Weight categories of dogs
Very thin
Ribs - no fatty layer

Base of the tail - with significant protruding bone, no fat

Bruce - strongly embedded and strongly concave

Underfed

Ribs - easily detectable with a minimum layer of fat

Base of the tail - significantly protruding bones with minimal fat layer

Bruce - nested, concave

Ideal

Ribs - detectable, with a slight layer of fat

Base of the tail - with gentle contours and a little thicker, still feel the bone structure of a thin layer of fat

Bruce - nested, well-shaped shaft

Overweight

Ribs - difficult to detect, with a slight layer of fat

Base of the tail - with gentle contours and a little thicker, still feel the bone structure

Bruce - little or not nested, flat stem, extended back

Obese

Ribs - hard to detect with a thick layer of fat

Base of the tail - it has thick, hard dectected bones

Bruce - hanging, curved, no waist, back, clearly wide, although it may have preserved the form, if the muscular part of the sides of the spine act

So this dog is very thin for a wolfdog. The other dog is too fat. (foto: wolfdog.org)

Feeding of a puppy

Feeding the puppy is probably the most difficult, if you feed home prepared or raw food diet, a lot can go wrong, so this part is important to familiarize yourself with as much as you can - literature about feeding, by your breeder other breeders, owners. If you feed granulated food, it's easy, buy a bag of pellets for medium to large breed of dog, age puppy and you have it - but not all granules are not the same.

The first principle is that the puppy organism is better withstand less than more. Thus, the lack of short-handled is better than the overflow of minerals or other substances. Therefore, keep your puppy rather poorer than bold.Puppies are divided into food because their stomach is smaller, eat less at a time, so they divided dose facilitates digestion. They need three or more meals a day. Food must always be room temperature, never give dog frozen or hot food. Also, old, moldy food.

In the early days we follow the diet as the breeder had, a sudden change would have been harmed. It is good to decide whether you feed meat and attachments or granulated food. To go to the pellets, add to the daily dose gradually more and more granulated of your choice. First, 25%, then 50%, 75%, to totally go to your chosen brand. Changes do every other day. Best is third.

Fundamentals of feeding are on breeder. The first puppy is fed by mother and then fed by him, after weaning added to their diet meat and sometimes milk products, egg, oil, ... Feeding puppies in new home is yours choice. Either prepare and give to freeze or you prepare food and give it it right to the pupp. If you inject your meat cooked, cook it max. 20min., in the second pot Boil rice or pasta. Cut the vegetables in pieces or mix them.

Diet alone can enrich meat bones. Major component, however, should consist of a diet rich in proteins, thus quality meat, curd, cheese, eggs, offal and adequate fat. If you feed a dog home prepared diet, consult your veterinarian or breeder about preparations for comprehensive nutrition of a puppy.

Learn your puppy on a regular diet regime, always on his plate at the same place at the same hour. After about 20 minutes remove rest of food and bowl, the dog will remain dependent on you and your administration of food, which will strengthen your position of alpha in a pack - you are the donor of food, you bring it  and take it, at least, the dog learns finished eating.

How often do we feed a puppy?

Puppy has the portion of ratio to his age. If we feed pellets, is exactly the quantity to be given per day as on the packing and divided into several daily doses. It is also by natural food, which we also split. If the puppy begins to reject the portion, it's time for a daily dose reduced, but the amount will remain unchanged. This means that if the puppy get 300 grams a day, after receiving 4 doses of 75g, go to the three doses of 100 grams. Generally fed morning, noon and evening and between it after walking with enough time to digest  before the next game.

Age in months Number of doses per day

1 – 2 months

5 – 6

2 – 4 months

4 – 5

4 – 6 months

3 - 4

6 – 12 months

2 - 3

12 – 16 months

1 - 2

16 months and more

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The ratio of fat and protein in the diet by age dog

Age Proteins Fat
up to 6 months 25-30% 15-22%
6 months - 2 - 3 years 26% 18%
2 - 3 years - 7 - 8 years 20% 15-18%
7 - 8 years and more 15% 15-18%
Feeding of an young dog

Puppy, before it reaches half the weight of an adult dog, has twice consumption of important substances. Later then 1,5 times higher than an adult dog. At the age of 7-8 months, puppy is about 3 / 4 weight of an adult dog. Older than one year dog fed twice a day. At this stage of growth also underestimate the composition of the diet, the damage being done at this age in adulthood an not be corrected.

Diet should consist of 2 / 3 animal, and 1 / 3 of plant feed, adding calcium when we feed boiled, if raw add only joints medicine, if granular, it has certain benefits, that you find on the label. Into cooked and raw food diet add dairy, egg, fish oil or sunflower oil and high-quality muscle.

The ratio of fat and protein in the diet by age dog

Age Proteins Fat
up to 6 months 25-30% 15-22%
6 months - 2 - 3 years 26% 18%
2 - 3 years - 7 - 8 years 20% 15-18%
7 - 8 years and more 15% 15-18%

In young dogs diet should be mostly high quality protein sources - animal origin.

Feeding of an adult dog

We consider a dog as adult at the end of growth, which is the a period of about 18 months. Adult dog should be fed once a day, usually in the evening, once a week we can deploy fast, when we give only broth or just water. You can also feed them twice a day, depending on your dog and options. The ratio of substances in the diet in this period is like by young dogs. The ratio is 1 / 3 plant diet and 2 / 3 of livestock. If the dog is hard working, the ratio should be 1:1 or maintain a balanced ratio as a young dog. When feeding look at individuality. Taking account of the physical activity and health. If fed granulated food, choose food exactly according to our requirements, not just age, but the burden. We monitor the weight of the dog and avoid overfeeding.

An adult dog has already developed joints, ready to work and therefore we should take account of its activities. Is it a pregnant bitch? Working dog? Dog in the yard or house?

It is extremely important to give vitamins, minerals - which provides only raw food. We do not add much fat maintain a ideal weight, serve high quality protein, fish oil, ...

The ratio of fat and protein in the diet by age dog

Age Proteins Fat
up to 6 months 25-30% 15-22%
6 months - 2 - 3 years 26% 18%
2 - 3 years - 7 - 8 years 20% 15-18%
7 - 8 years and more 15% 15-18%
Feeding of an old dog

Czechoslovakian wolfdogs live 12 or even 15 years. Omitte from the food hard to digest ingredients and also omit the frequent add of meat bones. Reduce the protein content in food, not too burdened liver and kidney. We give the dog more smaller meals a day and also include the days without any food, about one or two days a week. Fed high-quality muscle, dairy products, cereals, pasta. However, it is important to follow your particular dog, if is he healthy for his age, do not overdo it with care, adapted to the physical condition. Pay attention mainly to feed high quality protein, adding fish oil, vitamin E to boost immunity and reduce dose of fat, we strive to maintain weight, obesity, stress the joints. In old age, add food for joints and products to restore joint cartilage.

The ratio of fat and protein in the diet by age dog

Age Proteins Fat
up to 6 months 25-30% 15-22%
6 months - 2 - 3 years 26% 18%
2 - 3 years - 7 - 8 years 20% 15-18%
7 - 8 years and more 15% 15-18%
 
Old dogs we give less protein, less meat attachment and put more fats and carbohydrates so that they are roughly equal.