Nuances of feeding puppies of large and giant breeds
About the nuances of feeding puppies of large and giant breeds.
The main thing is not to overfeed! The development of the body of puppies of large and giant breeds takes more time than their smaller counterparts. During growth and formation, the musculoskeletal system is experiencing a tremendous load, so you need to carefully monitor the amount of food consumed, its composition and nutritional value, in order to prevent the appearance of excess weight, which will increase the load on the still immature bones and ligaments of the puppy.
The ideal option that will save you time on making the right diet and cooking natural food for your young, but large pet is to give a special dry food for puppies of large and giant breeds.
There are many manufacturers of such feeds on the market now:
Royal Canin Giant Puppy
Royal Canin Giant Junior
ACANA Puppy Large Breed
MONGE DOG Maxi Puppy & Junior
EUKANUBA Puppy & Junior Large Breed
HILLS SP Puppy Large Breed with Chicken
PRO PLAN Puppy Large Breed
Vitamin and mineral supplements should be used wisely! Many owners, having read on the Internet about the importance of calcium in the formation of the animal’s skeleton, begin to literally stuff their young pet with various vitamin treats and top dressing.
Undoubtedly, for the correct formation of the dog’s skeleton, it is very important to maintain the phosphorus-calcium exchange at a normal level, but in everything you need to know the measure. An overabundance of vitamins and trace elements can lead to sad consequences.
If you feed your puppy natural food, then only a specialist can calculate the correct amount of necessary vitamins and minerals for you. Well, if your pet eats special food for puppies of dogs of large and giant breeds, then you should not give various vitamin and mineral feedings at all, because these feeds contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals in the correct proportion.
Good support for joints and ligaments will be chondroitin and glucosamine, but you need to give them to the puppy only after consultation with a specialist.
We wish Your four-legged friend to grow big and beautiful!