Food and Health Pointer

In order for your dog to be perfectly healthy it needs to be properly fed.

First, you should carefully consider its diet, because it is from food that the dog gets all the substances its body needs. A well-balanced diet will create the prerequisites for the growth and harmonious development of your four-legged friend, prepare him for an active adult life and increase his resistance to diseases.

In order to obtain optimal results, the diet of a dog of a breed of a pointer should be designed in such a way as to provide it with sufficient amount of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins, mineral salts. Homemade food, even if given with the utmost discretion, can lead to an imbalance of nutrients and, moreover, takes a long time to prepare.

In recent years there has been an increasing spread of dog food already ready to eat. When choosing a suitable feed, it is necessary to exercise maximum caution, preferring the products of those firms that conduct special research on feeding dogs.

Thanks to this, your dog will receive a well-balanced diet, rich in vitamins and mineral salts. Proper nutrition is the shield that protects the dog from disease. Nevertheless, it should be remembered that absolutely all dog breeds are a favorite target for insect parasites.

These guests, settling and breeding in the fur, on the skin and under the skin (!) Of the animal, make the dog restless, and cause a lot of inconvenience for its coexistence (often very close) with the person. The inconvenience caused by parasites today can be easily eliminated.

Very appropriately, as a result of veterinary research, products have appeared that, provided they are used correctly and in combination with the simplest rules of hygiene, can destroy “uninvited guests”. (Read more on this topic article: Fleas in dogs)

So far we have been talking about outdoor parasites. However, there are others that can seriously harm the health of the animal, the so-called “internal parasites” or simply - worms. To avoid serious mistakes, due to their inexperience, each owner should regularly show his puppy to the vet.

Each dog that has reached the age of two months receives a trivalent inoculation against glanders, leptospirosis, and hepatitis. Another serious disease, especially for puppies (mostly 6 - 12 weeks of age), is parvovirosis. However, it is easily prevented by vaccination.

And then, we should not forget that none of us can replace a certified veterinarian.



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