What and how to feed the Jack Russell Terrier?

Jack Russell Terrier is a hunting dog, although now it is increasingly being acquired for indoor keeping. But in order for her to be agile and fun, she needs proper nutrition.

Jack Russell Terrier puppy feeding

At first, the puppy must be fed the same way as the breeder. Club puppies are more often fed with dry puppy food, in which the nutritional elements are already properly balanced. If the puppy was on natural food, you will have to independently observe the ratio of products of plant and animal origin in the diet.

How to feed a puppy Jack Russell Terrier right? What to give a pet? 75% should be animal products - meat and milk. And only a quarter of the diet should be a vegetable, which includes cereals, vegetables and fruits. In no case can a puppy be overfed, even if he has a very good appetite, He will grow too fast, grow heavy and this will lead to problems with his paws and the development of the backbone.

For a Jack Russell Terrier puppy, the main thing is not quantity, but feed quality. The rate of feeding for a day with natural food up to one year can be calculated on the basis of 10% of the puppy's weight. Up to four months a puppy is fed six times a day. Each meal should be different from the previous one, for example:

  • milk porridge,
  • meat (best of all - beef) with porridge,
  • cottage cheese,
  • vegetable salad,
  • fruits,
  • soup or scrambled eggs

Every day, the puppy must be given raw meat with cereal, vegetables and any dairy products. Twice a week (up to 3 months - one) give yolk of boiled eggs, fish and boiled offal (heart, lung, udder, stomachs). The consistency of dishes for a small puppy should be like liquid sour cream, gradually hardening to the age of five months.

From this point on, it is useful for the puppy to gnaw hard enough foods to change its milk teeth in time. By half a year it is necessary to transfer the puppy to three meals a day, and 9 months - two meals.

Feeding Adult Jack Russell Terrier

The daily feeding rate for an adult dog should be 3-5% of its weight. This calculation is correct if the dog is kept as a pet and its only active load is walking and playing during a walk. If Jack Russell Terrier is used for its original purpose - for hunting, then during active training and the more work, the dog needs to be fed more.

An adult dog needs less meat than a puppy and the proportion changes. Enough 50-60% of meat products and 40-50 - vegetable. From dairy products it is enough to leave only milk, and low-fat sour cream can sometimes be filled with salads.

Dry food

The most convenient option for feeding the Jack Russell Terrier is dry food, which contains all the necessary vitamins and components. You can not often change the feed. This is permissible only in cases of allergy or upset stomach in a dog due to a particular feed.

When changing food, you must first buy a small pack and gently give the dog, carefully watching the reaction of the body. The amount of feed should depend on the age of the pet. It should be carefully monitored according to the tables drawn on the food packs.

Buying Jack Russell Terrier food by weight is unacceptable. For dogs that work on the hunt, it is better to choose food for active dogs with an increased proportion of protein.

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