There are more than 50 trillion cells in the dog’s body. Every cell in the body needs nutrition, most of the nutrients must be supplied to the body from the outside. These are oxygen, water, proteins and amino acids (essential), fats, vitamins, other organic substances, and minerals. If oxygen is supplied to the cells during respiration, then the rest of the animal must receive food that enters through the digestive tract. After absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, nutrients are delivered directly to the cell or liver to create reserves and further transport through the cardiovascular system. Continue reading
Feeding dogs plays, perhaps, the main role in the correct cultivation of a healthy dog with a good exterior.
Dogs have a high rate of passage of food through the digestive tract: the first remnants of food eaten can be released as early as 8 hours after eating, complete digestion occurs in 30 hours. Compared with cats, dogs have more developed intestines (6 times the length of the body, while cats-3-4 times). The capacity of the stomach of a medium-sized dog is 2.0-2.5 liters. in this regard, not only the nutritional value of the feed, but also the frequency of its giving is of great importance. A puppy at the age of one month is fed 5-6 times a day, from 4 to 6 months — 4 times, from 6 months to a year-3 times a day, after a year-2 times a day. Continue reading