Feeding miniature dogs
Dogs of miniature breeds are very popular these days. They do not need long walks, they are easy to transport, they do not need a large space for upkeep and are neat and clean. Nevertheless, even tiny dogs with the most puppet-like appearance remain predators. This means that, like their large counterparts, they need nutritious food, the main ingredient of which is meat.
Food for a miniature dog must be of high quality and balanced. Along with the conditions of detention, it is proper feeding that lays the foundation for good health and long life of the pet. This is not an area where emphasis should be placed on savings. Otherwise, in the future, you will spend much more money on the treatment of diseases arising from improper feeding. To preserve the well-being, health and beauty of the pet, choose only high-quality rations from trusted manufacturers that you value and trust.
Do not forget that every dog is a predator. In nature, predators feed on meat, and their digestive system is designed to digest protein foods. Therefore, it is very important that the main ingredient in ready-made dog foods is animal protein, rather than cereals (as is often the case with many modern feeds). Be sure to read more about the composition of the diet before making a choice in favor of a particular manufacturer.
As a rule, feed from good manufacturers is made taking into account the size of the dog, and information about the purpose of the line is indicated on the front side of the package. So, in modern pet stores you will find feed for large, medium and small dog breeds.
So what features should feed for miniature breeds have? Firstly, it is better that they include high-quality, selected meat, because it increases the palatability of the feed. This is quite an important point, because among tiny pets there are a lot of picks. Secondly, the feed should not contain GMOs. Thirdly, the diet should be complete and balanced in order to satisfy the daily needs of the dog for vitamins and beneficial elements. Fourth, the feed pellets should not be very large, otherwise it will be difficult for a tiny pet to chew them. In addition, the optimal granule size contributes to the correct formation of the jaw frame, the health of the masticatory muscles, and also prevents the formation of plaque and the formation of tartar.
Feeding miniature dogs
Of course, individual pet preferences also play an important role. Each breed has its own characteristics, but each individual pet is also a real individuality. It often happens that for no apparent reason the dog categorically ignores one diet and eats another, with great appetite, from the same manufacturer. Perhaps your dog will like the lamb, but will not like salmon at all?
Study the features of your picks and offer them only quality products, because this is your biggest contribution to their health and quality of life!