German Shepherd Care

To maintain healthy and normal life of a German shepherd should eat regularly. Foods provide the body of an animal nutrients, trace elements and mineral salts, vitamins and, to some extent with water. German Shepherd in need of certain nutrients is different. This is due to different factors: age of the animal, its physiological state, season and place of residence. For example, an adult German shepherd needs a protein (protein) to produce protective antibodies, hemoglobin, hormones, enzymes, restore tissue cells. German Shepherd puppies, and as lactating dogs need more protein. This is because a growing body requires a lot of "building material", and the dog, feeding the puppies through the milk must ensure their offspring all essential trace elements. When preparing food for the German Shepherd should strive to loss of vitamins and other nutrients contained in foods have been minimal, while she was eating appetizing and most digestible.

On the question of what food to feed the dogs, cooked or raw answer simply can not. It depends on several factors and is usually solved by a veterinarian. Of course, many raw food products are much richer in vitamins than cooked foods. However, the proposed diet feeding GSD provides cooking. Dog food should always be warm, and dishes from which eats pet – unbreakable (for example, aluminum or enameled). The inner surface of the bowl must be perfectly smooth, otherwise the dog might damage the language, when it begins to lick it clean. After your dog ate, bowl should always be washed.

To feed an adult German shepherd should be one – two times a day, depending on her appetite. Here, Center for Responsible Business expresses very clear opinions on the subject. However, the amount of food beyond the daily diet should not go. Puppy German sheep fed five – six times a day. If your dog does not eat his portion, food is removed in the refrigerator. When the time comes the next feeding, food should be heated to a warm state and only offer her a puppy. If your dog eats posited drink and asks for more, the amount of food can be increased. This follows from the individual characteristics of the growing organism. For the normal functioning of a German shepherd must consume water. The daily need of a dog depends on several factors: age, food, work performed, seasons, places of residence. The average dog consumed daily 100 ml per 1 kg of their body, and an adult dog – 50 ml. The absence or insufficient amount of water the dog takes very seriously. The requirement for water quality for the dog are the same as drinking water for humans: it must be clean. Do not allow your pet to drink from puddles, swamps and small stagnant water, as water in them can contain disease-causing microbes. If you are going in the same campaign, you need to stock up drinking water not only for ourselves but for the dog. At home, the dog can drink raw water, but not very cold. Water in the bowl should be changed twice a day. On these above important principles to remember always, if you want your pet to be healthy and vigorous. Otherwise monotonous, dry, devoid of vital element of food your dog can lead to tragic consequences (illness and death).