Feeding a puppy of a zwergschnauzer and an adult dog: a diet
Acquiring a small zwergschnauzer, it is necessary to ask the breeder how and how to feed the puppies, in order to continue the customary for the baby mode even at the first days of adaptation.
If the puppy eats with great desire, it is necessaryStrictly monitor its weight and diet so as not to overfeed. Otherwise, a small miniature schnauzer will start to develop too quickly, which will lead to problems with the development of the dog's skeleton.
This breed is quite capricious in food and therefore withEarly childhood zvergschnauzer need to be taught that is useful, not what he likes. Feed dogs of this breed can be both natural and dry food.
Feeding zwergschnauzer with natural food: approximate food ration
A Miniature Schnauzer of any age needs:
- In meat,
- Sea fish,
- Dairy products,
- Vegetables and fruits.
From meat it is better to choose horse meat, beef andMutton. They are given raw, cut into small pieces for a puppy and large - for an adult dog. Internal organs (heart, liver, lungs, scar) give dogs after six months of age and only boiled, not more than once a week. It is better to give fish only sea, raw and boneless.
It is given instead of meat twice a week. Of cereals, miniature schnauzers are best suited for oatmeal, millet or buckwheat, from dairy products:
- Milk (up to a year),
- cottage cheese,
The most useful vegetables are carrots, beets, cabbage, parsley. They are given in any form (salads, stews, etc.) every day.
How many times to feed a puppy of a miniature schnauzer and an adult pet?
The number of feedings and the daily volume of feed depends on the age of the dog. Puppies for up to four months should be eaten four times a day for 80-180 grams.
By the half-year puppies switch to three meals a dayAnd their daily rate increases to 400 grams. By the year the puppies of the zwergschnauzer should be fed twice a day, however, since their growth is suspended, the daily amount of food remains at 400 grams.
An adult dog of this breed also feeds twicePer day, however, its nutritional norm should be slightly reduced - up to 350 grams, because at the moment this breed is used as decorative and due to the small mobility in the house, it has a great risk of getting obesity from abundant food.
Feeding zwergschnauzer with dry food
Feeding with dry food is convenient becauseThe owner of a capricious zwergschnauzer does not need to develop a menu, go shopping for fresh produce, and therefore persuade a pet to eat a salad. To switch to dry food, the puppy must be at least two months old.
The first portions are best soaked in a smallThe quantity of warm boiled water or in kefir, so that the puppy can chew pellets more easily. If the breeder was fed with natural food, then you can continue this practice for up to five months, and then gradually move the pet to dry food. It is at this age that the dog's milk teeth change to permanent and dry granules that will help to remove children's teeth faster and more naturally.
Choose dry food at least premiumClass, made of high quality raw materials. They contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals for the dog and it will not have to be supplemented with additional tablets. Dry food is selected only in accordance with the age of the pet.
For puppies a special food is needed and onlyAfter one year of a rapidly growing juvenile schnauzer, it can be transferred to adult dog food. If the dog moves little and is more than five years old, one can choose a low-calorie diet for dogs with low activity or for aging animals. When feeding zwergschnauzer with dry food, the pet should always have a bowl of fresh water.
If the pet is very moody and does not want to eat a selected dry food, you can combine it with his favorite canned food. However, canned food and dry food must be of the same brand.