Feeding akita inu: diet of puppies and adult dogs
About feeding akita inu it is not uncommon to hear that this breed is a strong allergy sufferer. They often and for many products show allergies.
This is partly true of genetics. The fact is that in their homeland Akita is fed rice, fish, seafood, vegetables and fruits, as well as seaweed salads. This is a very light and healthy diet.
Therefore, the more "pure Japanese blood" in a dog, the more its digestive system is oriented to such an image of nutrition and The body will give an allergy to:
- Turkey and chicken,
- Dairy products, especially fatty,
At the same time the akita well tolerates the meat of wild animals:
- Roe deer,
And it's not so easy to find on the shelves.
Feeding akita-inu with natural products
Taking a puppy from a breeder, it is better to continue feeding the baby the same as he ate and near his mother. And only later to gradually introduce new products. Be sure to give:
- Skimmed yogurt and cottage cheese,
- Boiled sea fish,
- Boiled egg,
- vegetables and fruits.
Be sure to feed the puppy with specialized vitamins and mineral top dressing. You can add algae to the diet of this breed, which contain iodine.
Feeding akita inu with dry food
It should be remembered that for the Akita majorityCommercial fodder is not suitable because they contain in large quantities soya, which this breed does not absorb well. Therefore, you need to select the feed very carefully. Dry food for Akita Inu should have only one source of protein. It is best when it is a duck or fish (tuna, salmon, sardines, anchovies).
Protein in the feed should be no more than 26%, andFat from 12 to 18%. Such a composition, as a rule, has a feed of the holistic class. The best source of carbohydrates for Akita is rice, potatoes are also possible. You can not take food containing wheat or corn. Good reviews of breeders of this breed for feeding ProPlan (Purina) diet Salmon with Rice, as well as Lamb with Rice.
It is especially suitable for adult dogs, andPuppies need to choose something less fatty. It is better not to choose universal fodder, supposedly oriented to all breeds and ages of dogs. Feed should be strictly for the puppy or adult dog, in accordance with its age and is designed for medium-sized dogs.
Puppies Akita quickly grow up, so already from 5Months they are fed 3 times a day, and from 9 months they are transferred to two meals a day, as well as adult dogs. As for the amount of food, the puppy is given no more than 10% of his weight. If the pup does not immediately eat the proposed food, the next time he reduces the dose, so that he always ate everything that lies in the plate.