Cane Corso or Corsican dog is a very active animal, ready to move a lot. And if such a dog’s need is met, it needs proper feeding to maintain its health and good shape.
What to feed a puppy canoe Corso and an adult dog? How to do it right and what should not be given to an animal? This will be discussed in this article. The choice of diet for each dog is determined by the conditions of its maintenance, age and state of health.
Cane Corso is a breed of late maturity and this is reflected in the feeding of puppies. So they feed up to five months of age up to six times a day. After and until full maturity of the animal at the age of one and a half years, the daily diet is divided into three parts.
Feeding the cane Corso with natural food
From the usual diet of a Cane Cane puppy, they gradually begin to be taught from the age of three weeks. It is best to feed the baby on schedule, at regular intervals. It is better to place a bowl of food on a vertical stand at the level of the baby’s chest above.
Then he will not hump his back while eating. In the diet of both puppies and adult dogs should be a balanced amount of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.
At the same time, natural food should be quite diverse, on which depends the health and life expectancy of the animal. Sources of protein for dogs are:
- a fish,
Up to 10 weeks of age, the meat of the puppies is crushed - scrape. It is better to give raw beef, boiled chicken meat and boneless rabbit, also blood is useful. Minced meat is worse absorbed by the dog's body and its consumption is better to limit.
With half a year in the puppy's diet, you can add offal - on more than once a week. To garnish they give beef raw bones, especially from 5 months, which contributes to the change of teeth. Sea fish without bones begin to be given once a week from 4 months of age, not combining it with meat. A raw yolk or a fully boiled egg is given from the egg. Dairy products are also needed:
- cottage cheese,
- sour milk,
Milk is useful to cook porridge: buckwheat, oatmeal, rice. Valuable sources of fat for cane Corso are sour cream and butter. Their lack of diet can lead to inhibited development and growth of a puppy, skin diseases, disruption of normal hair pigmentation, and avitaminosis. True, you can not overfeed with fatty foods. This can cause indigestion. For cane-corso, the daily intake of fat intake is 2.6-2.7 grams per 1 kg of body weight.
Cans Corso also needs vegetables:
Fruits and berries without stones will also be very helpful for the dog:
They should be 15-16 g per kg of dog weight per day. They are given in the form of salads, dressed with sour cream or vegetable oil. Together with meat food, a puppy is recommended to feed rye bread soaked in a low-fat broth.
Feeding cane Corso dry food
The dog needs to select the highest quality dry food, the most suitable for its health and age. An adult active Corso cana needs about 700-800 grams of pellets per day. You can calculate food depending on the weight of the animal: 20-40 grams per 1 kg of body weight of the dog.
For dogs that are used for performance work, the rate should be slightly higher. Although in any case, you need to carefully study the instructions of the manufacturer of the feed. When transferring a dog to a new food, for the first two months it is necessary to carefully monitor its physical condition.
Overfeeding with high-calorie meals can lead not only to obesity of a dog, but also to the acquisition of very serious diseases: disorders of the musculoskeletal system and diabetes. Due to illness, old and inactive dogs pick up lighter food and divide the daily ration into two to three times.
Also, the pet must always be a bowl with fresh water. A series of special dietary dog food helps in the treatment of certain diseases, but it is better to feed them with a pet after consulting a veterinarian.