A dog's nutrition is the key to its health. Your pet should only be offered wholesome food to support its development. To keep the Russian spaniel in good shape, you need to follow all the feeding rules.
It is necessary
- - dry concentrated feed;
- - canned food;
- - beef meat;
- - chicken and duck heads;
- - offal;
- - a fish;
- - cereals;
- - milk products;
- - vegetables;
- - fruits.
Select the type of feed
A dog's diet consists of foods that are consistent with the nature of the animal. The Russian spaniel is a hunting dog, and therefore the food should be high in calories. You need to feed him with beef meat, boiled fish, offal, chicken and duck heads, cereals, dairy products, vegetables and fruits. All of this must be learned in the formulation of the diet. If you don't want to mess around with food preparation, use ready-made food - concentrated dry or in the form of canned food.
Calculate the amount of feed
Dry and wet diets require different amounts of feed. For example, a dog with a dry diet per 1 kg of body weight needs, according to the physiological norm, 15-40 g of feed, and with a wet diet - 30-60 g.
Prepare meat food
The best food for the Russian spaniel is raw meat. When filling the bowl of an adult dog, follow the strict rule: cut meat into pieces, and chop large bones with cartilage remnants - this is more convenient to gnaw. Do not include long bones in the diet - they break and form sharp edges, which can harm the health of the animal. Give your spaniel meat and offal, alternating every other day.
Offer your dog fish
It must be included in the diet of the Russian spaniel. If the fish is large, remove large bones and sharp pectoral and dorsal fins. Heat the food before the healthy nib is in the bowl.
Include plant-based foods in your diet
Vegetables and fruits can be fed raw and processed to your dog. For example, grate cabbage, cucumber, zucchini, turnips or carrots on a coarse grater, and boil or stew potatoes in small cubes. Cook porridge in broth or diluted milk - dogs like this very much. To make your spaniel eat healthy greens (parsley, beet greens, lettuce, dill, onion, garlic), chop it finely and mix with other food. You can treat your pet to raisins or dried apricots by adding a treat to the porridge.
Give your spaniel at least twice a week dairy products: cottage cheese, kefir, or yogurt. And chop the cheese into porridge in small pieces - this dish will be eaten without a trace. The egg should be offered no more than once every 6-7 days, mixed with any product. You can feed your spaniel with whey without restriction.
Include vitamins in your diet
For the full development of the animal, vitamins and minerals are needed. On the advice of your veterinarian, add them to your food in the form of minerals, bone meal, glycerophosphate, fish oil, and other additives.
Observe the feeding regimen
Regardless of the age of the spaniel, its diet should be strictly observed. Set a consistent feeding time according to your dog's meal frequency and daily routine. This is especially important if you have a small puppy. Make sure he is full and fed on time. For example, before reaching 2 months, he should receive food 6 times a day, 2-4 month old puppies need to be fed 4 times a day, and three meals a day are enough for a growing spaniel (4-7). From 8 months old, the dog should only be given food twice a day.