What and how to feed a rottweiler puppy and an adult dog?

The Rottweiler is a well-trained, intelligent defender. This breed has the strength and ability to protect.

Therefore, it requires constant physical exertion and a certain approach to nutrition. Rottweiler feeding has its own characteristics.

Such a dog should have relief muscles and should not be overfed, and most rottweilers have a great appetite. In fact, the rottweiler needs less feed than, for example, a Doberman of the same weight, since the rottweiler needs less energy to heat and is less active. Especially harmful overfeeding for puppies. How and what to feed a rottweiler?

Rottweiler feeding dry food

The choice of feed between dry and natural depends on the availability of free time and the thickness of the wallet. Dry dog ​​food saves time, but reduces the family budget, because cheap food does not have quality products, and it often leads to obesity and disruptions in the body. Only expensive feeds (Hill's, Royal Canin, Eukanuba) and fairly sturdy ones (Purina Pro Plan, Ist Choice, Eagle Pack,) allow the dog to be kept in top shape.

The best periods for feeding a rottweiler with dry food are active growth, dog pregnancy and lactation, rehabilitation after an illness. In everyday life, with time, a natural product is preferred.

Rottweiler feeding with natural nutrition

When compiling your dog's menu, you should consider that the proteins in it should be about 50%. It may be:

  • meat,
  • cottage cheese,
  • cheese,
  • eggs,
  • a fish.

Meat should be raw or cooked no more than 5 minutes. Also rottweiler can be given mesenteric beef inner fat - no more than 100 grams per week. Vegetables, preferably raw (i.e., fiber) should make up 20% of the menu. It is better not to overdo it, since rottweilers have a large amount of vegetables often causing indigestion.

Porridge (carbohydrates) make up 30%. It is better to boil rice, buckwheat and oat (oatmeal) cereals and semolina and pearl barley are not at all desirable.

But this calculation is made for an active dog who spends at least two hours a day on an intensive walk.

If an adult Rottweiler lives in an apartment and his lifestyle is sedentary, then he will need 500-800 grams of beef per day, including lung, heart; 2 kg of thick porridge and 300 grams of grated vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beets). Once a week you can give cottage cheese with kefir instead of just feeding porridge. Also, once a week you can give 800 grams of raw fish (capelin, trout, salmon).

When keeping a dog in winter in the aviary and with increased physical activity, these portions increase 1.5-2.5 times. A nursing bitch can be increased up to six times.

Feeding rottweiler puppies

How to feed a Rottweiler puppy, how many times and how to do it right? Growing a puppy, it is important to maintain a smooth appetite and good eating of all the proposed food. To do this, it must be fed always in one place and at the same time.

Experts advise feeding rottweiler puppies from 6 to 3 times a day (from 2 months of age to one year old), gradually switching to two meals a day. The first time the puppy should be fed early in the morning before the walk, and the last - shortly before bedtime. At night, it is better not to feed, so that the dog gets used not to disturb the owners. New foods should be added to the diet in small portions.

Raw meat is healthier for babies than boiled and should be at least one third of the diet. Milk and vegetables are also needed, but it’s better to give carrots quite a bit because of its laxative effect. From 10 weeks you can give soft beef and calf cartilage, but after the main food.

It is better to determine the portion necessary for the puppy according to his behavior. He should eat everything and lick the bowl to go to his place. If he licks a bowl for a long time, it means that the volume of food should be slightly increased. But if the puppy has a distended stomach after eating, the portion should be reduced.

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