Royal casserole for small breeds, mini (mini)
In this article we will make an overview of the food Royal Cane for small breeds of dogs, mini (mini). Not only the largest, but the smallest has the property of attracting our attention.
The secret of this phenomenon lies in the word "most"Which means that we have something exceptional, going out of the way. Dogs of miniature breeds fully deserve these definitions: it is their exclusivity that explains the growing interest in them among dog lovers and professional breeders.
But not only the ultra-small size and extraordinaryExteriors distinguish miniature dogs from the general series: these attractive creatures, whose society is so desirable for many modern citizens, combine a whole complex of special needs that can not be ignored in the organization of their healthy eating. What are these needs, and are there any solutions in the field of nutrition that can satisfy them as fully as possible?
Why will Royal Cane for small and miniature breeds of dogs be an ideal food?
Miniature breeds of dogs are usuallyRepresentatives of breeds in which the weight of adults does not exceed 4 kg, that is, Japanese chinas, lap-dogs, toy-terriers, as well as miniature varieties of such breeds as Spitz, Schnauzer and some others are so popular today.
So far, the division of dog breeds into small andMiniature was of a conditional nature and was carried out exclusively by quantitative criteria - size and weight. With the deepening of knowledge of the biology and morphology of dogs, it became possible to determine and qualitative criteria that distinguish "just small" from "especially small".
In general, they can be formulated as follows: all the signs that relate to the positive and negative characteristics of dogs of small breeds are much more pronounced in miniature dogs.
Hence the conclusion: The food needs of miniature dogs due to their characteristics are even more critical in choosing a diet, and neglecting them can have even more serious consequences than dogs of small breeds.
How many steps should the Chihuahua or Yorkshire Terrier do to keep up with his master? The answer is obvious: much more than a dog or at least a medium-sized terrier.
Significant activity and rapid metabolism of the dog of a miniature breed set the owner the task to choose for her food with a high energy content.
"Little dog - until old age puppy" ... ThisThe famous saying is not so true if it is a question of the features of the life cycle of a miniature dog. The smaller the dog, the longer its life, while the growth of a miniature animal is short and intense, and almost the whole second half of its life falls on the period of aging!
So from a biological point of view, a miniatureThe pet quickly ceases to be a puppy and for a long time stays in a state of "late maturity" in which its already peculiar nutritional needs acquire even greater specificity.
A miniature dog is all-diminutive, andJaws - not an exception. The small size of the oral cavity is a factor contributing to the intense formation of plaque, which calcification turns into tartar and, with a lack of care for the oral cavity, causes diseases of the teeth and gums.
Local bacterial infection can penetrate into theBlood flow and pose a threat to the weak heart of the animal. The feed of a miniature dog should not only have a composition that prevents calcification of plaque, but also have a texture that facilitates the mechanical cleaning of teeth from it.
Organs accommodated by a tiny body are also small: The stomach of a miniature dog has a minimal capacity, and the length of its intestine is small. Fast intestinal transit causes digestive disorders.
To prevent them, the food intended for miniature dogs should contain components that facilitate the movement of the forage masses in the intestines and ensure their maximum digestion.
Low gastric and bladder capacityA miniature dog creates conditions for the development of her urolithiasis: the volume of the liquid that is contained in the stomach is not sufficient for education, and a tiny bladder - to keep so much urine in which the salts dissolve to a concentration that does not threaten the formation of stones: struvites and calcium oxalates. To solve this problem should feed, which helps maintain the optimal acidity of urine.
Some representatives of miniature breeds"Visiting card" is wool - long, thick, having a characteristic color. Save the coat in perfect condition is impossible if the dog's skin is not completely healthy. Nutrients necessary for maintaining the health of the skin and wool, enter the dog's body with food, and therefore the level of their content in it is of particular importance.
The very appearance of a miniature dog leads toThe thought of its intelligibility in food, and this assumption is fully confirmed in practice. To get the finicky animal to eat enough to get the necessary amount of nutrients and energy to your body, you can only in one way - making the taste and smell of food, as well as the size, consistency and shape of its pieces particularly attractive.
Ruler of feeds Royal Cane Mini (mini) for small breeds of dogs
In search of a solution that meets all of the aboveRequirements, the company ROYAL CANIN followed the same logic that underlies the delineation of small and miniature breeds: all the features that are inherent in the food range of the MINI range? Designed to meet the special nutritional needs of small breeds, they should be developed in X-Small range feeds, which will meet the even more specific needs of the "smallest" representatives of this species of animals throughout their life. Feeds X-Small, like the MINI, are available in four types: Junior, Adult, Mature +8, Ageing +12. What properties do they possess and which elements of their formulas give them these or other properties?
High energy content in feed especiallyIs actual in the period of rapid growth of puppies. Small (miniature) dogs grow much faster than large ones, and the period of growth is much faster (at the age of 8-10 months). Therefore, the caloric content of Royal Canadian X-Small Junior feed significantly exceeds the caloric content of Junior for very large dogs.
Features inherent in miniature dogs for a long period of aging are taken into account in the feed Mature +8 and Ageing +12. The first signs of aging in dogs of this type Are the weakening of the heart muscle andDecreased kidney function. Stimulating the work of the heart is promoted by magnesium, L-carnitine and taurine, while potassium is contained in the feed in a moderate amount so as not to provoke hyperkalemia, the development of which depresses the heart function.
A low phosphorus diet prevents the development of chronic renal failure in an aging dog, and a high content of EPA and DHA significantly increases the glomerular filtration rate.
In the composition of dog food intended forAging animals, include nutrients that mitigate the effects of oxidative stress and retard cell aging (vitamins C and E, lutein and taurine, forming the so-called complex CELT)
Consistency of croquet for aging dogs is softer than usual. In addition, they easily succumb to maceration
All without exception, the feeds of the gamma X-Small haveProperty to protect the teeth of the dog from the formation of plaque and its transformation into tartar. The texture of croquet facilitates the mechanical cleaning of teeth from plaque, and the so-called calcium chelators, which serve as polyphosphates of sodium, prevent its calcification.
Another distinguishing feature of all feedsRoyal Cane X-Small scales is their ability to normalize intestinal transit. It is provided in two ways: on the one hand, the composition of the feed includes digestible proteins L.I.P., which prevents the entering of the large intestine and the decomposition of abundant protein content in it. On the other hand - for its production, special types of fiber are used (in particular Psyllium psyllium seeds containing water-soluble vegetable mucus that absorbs excess water), which stimulate the evacuation of intestinal contents and improve the quality of the stool.
Urinary tract health is achieved throughA special formulation that provides the optimal pH level (acidity) of urine and the optimal ionic composition of body fluids, thereby limiting the formation of struvites and oxalates.
Maintenance of health of the skin and coat is ensuredA whole complex of substances that protect the skin from dehydration and damage, penetration into it of allergens and infection, as well as contributing to the growth of wool. These include proteins, sulfur-containing amino acids (methionine and cystine), vitamins A and H (biotin), and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).
Finally, these feeds for Royal Canine dogs haveThe highest palatability, which in combination with the small size of croquettes, adapted to the jaws of miniature dogs, stimulates the appetite, helps saturate and enter the body of the dog the necessary amount of nutrients, despite its extreme legibility in food.
The X-Small feed is a perfect example of how attention Royal Kanin is to the smallest needs of its "tiniest" consumers. And this is not the limit: there are a lot of miniature breeds, and their representatives have the right to their own special highly specialized product, the "most-most" for "the most-most."