The topic is quite extensive and requires the disclosure of many questions, but it will not be superfluous to study general information about natural products safe for dogs.
After all, many people, especially beginner breeders, have no idea how to feed a dog, and what products are dangerous to the health of four-legged pets. There is a certain rather wide range of natural products, which should be a balanced diet. Most products are affordable.
Safe and healthy natural products for dogs
The basis of the dog’s diet should be meat, which is given in chunks of such size that it is convenient for the animal to absorb food, chewing the pieces without swallowing them immediately. Stuffing or scraping can be given only to puppies up to a certain age. You can feed the dog beef, lamb, horse, venison, rabbit, as well as meat chicken, turkey, duck, goose. It is permissible to alternate meat with offal, including heart, kidney, scar, udder).
Seafood can be given to pets, alternating with meat 2-3 times a week. Sea frostbite or raw fish, river not bony boiled fish can be included in the diet.
Many dog breeders are of the opinion that dogs are carnivores and do not need vegetables. But dogs are no longer wild animals, and their development over millennia has led to their ability to eat and digest plant foods with health benefits. Therefore, asking the question "What can feed the dogs?" One of the answers will be vegetables.
Raw or stewed vegetables give finely chopped or grated, along with meat, porridge or separately. Vegetables are not mixed with fermented milk products. Not all pets love vegetables, but some pets have their own preferences. Vegetables that are safe and useful for dogs are carrots (carrot cake), broccoli, cauliflower, celery, pumpkin, zucchini, green beans, bell peppers, asparagus, cucumbers, ginger, turnips, radishes, beets, sweet potatoes.
Greenery can enter the diet of the dog, which sometimes themselves show a desire to eat grass during walking. Being sure that the grass is not treated with toxic substances, it is not necessary to forbid the animal to eat it. Salad greens are of no particular use, because the K. The useful effect is possible only when using a large amount of greens. But you can add mint, dill or parsley to your pet’s food for a fresh breath.
Fruits usually act as rewards or treats. Fruits are sweet, and some animals love sweets. You can feed your dog apples (applesauce), papaya, pears, apricots, nectarines, melons, kiwi, persimmon, bananas, fresh or frozen berries. Fruits and berries should be seedless. From dried fruits it is permissible to give dried apricots.
Dairy products It is recommended to feed the dog 2-3 times a week. Non-fat (up to 9%), but not fat-free kefir, yogurt, natural fat-free yogurt without fillers and sweeteners can be given in one feeding mixed with bran, with raw egg or separately. Do not mix dairy products with meat and vegetables. Cheese can be given occasionally as a reward.
You can feed the dog eggs, giving them 2-3 times a week. Eggs are given to animals raw or cooked. The number of eggs depends on the size of the animal.
Raw bones are permissible in the diet of a four-legged pet, but they are recommended to be given to dogs with well developed jaws and without diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Small breeds may be allowed to nibble on soft bones, such as chicken breasts and necks. Frequent feeding of the bones can lead to constipation, so it is optimal to give the bones to the dog once a week. Bones help clean the teeth and gums, but they are not digested and do not benefit the animal.
It is better if the diet is grainless, but not all dog breeders are able to afford to exclude cereal from the dog’s diet, especially if the pet is large and it needs a large amount of food to saturate. You can feed the dog Hercules, buckwheat, barley, rice porridge, wheat and millet porridge can be given to puppies.
Vegetable oils are a source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 and must be present in the diet of pets. You can add sunflower, flaxseed, corn, safflower, rapeseed, sesame, olive, pumpkin, hemp oil and wheat germ oil to the dog’s food, as well as fish oil.
Brewer’s yeast (not baking) improve carbohydrate metabolism, beneficial effect on the skin and coat of the animal. A small amount of beer yeast sprinkle food. Some pets like the taste of yeast.
Bread products are not recommended for animals, but occasionally you can feed bread from brown bread to your dog. Crackers as a treat or encouragement take place in the diet of the animal.
Delicacy in the form of nuts can be given occasionally in a small amount. But it should be remembered that some nuts are toxic to animals, even in small quantities. Fresh cedar nuts, pecans, cashews, coconut, almonds, chestnuts, Brazil nuts are safe.
Honey as a dietary supplement, rich in vitamins and minerals, can be fed to the dog in small quantities in the absence of allergy.
It is important not to choose the cheapest products from the list of products and feed the pet exclusively with them. From food, pets receive everything necessary for normal development, health and energy replenishment of the substance. Diet from a limited set of foods not rich in vitamins and minerals can not be balanced.
But how to feed the dog is decided, of course, by everyone on their own: someone cooks porridge in meat broth, while others consider the broth to be harmful; someone feeds their pets exclusively with boiled meat, although it is known that raw meat is healthier; someone feeds boiled chicken bones to pets without fear that they can cause the death of the animal. There are only recommendations for the feeding of animals, which no one obliges to follow, but no explanation is needed to understand that dogs must eat healthy and healthy food.