Dogs can be divided according to their size. So they are a miniature dogs or small, medium and large and giant. Animals in each of the different groups have different nutritional needs, you should know that they are healthy for a long time.
Large dogs – large needs
Dogs large breed are more susceptible to certain diseases, as compared to dogs smaller breeds.
They are particularly susceptible to disease bone system. Big dogs grow longer than smaller animals. They can grow up to 24 months. Additionally, during the very growth of dogs they put on weight, compared to the initial weight. All these factors and high physical activity unduly burdening the joints. Forage from the beginning of the animals should include calcium, phosphorus, and chondroitin and glucosamine, which strengthen the joint cartilage.
And giant big dogs are also sensitive digestive tract due to its small mass relative to the total weight. Giving food to be careful that it does not reload. This will help us feed a high-energy-containing beet pulp, or flaxseed, which support the work of the digestive system.
A common problem of these breeds is also overweight. These dogs need a higher calorie intake, but a diet should be primarily tailored to their lifestyle. Being overweight is very dangerous for dogs large and giant as it puts additional strain on the joints, as well as the circulatory system. Food, therefore, should include L-carnitine, which helps burn fat and maintain a healthy body weight.
Proper selection of a food
Among the food for dogs large and giant breeds, we can find those made especially for dogs with a tendency to be overweight, after sterilization, active animal with a greater need for calories or special, for a particular breed.
Refreshments dogs with a tendency to be overweight should have a lower calorific value. That karma is Arion Adult Light. It is a food designed for adult dogs prone to obesity. Karma is optimally balanced in terms of nutrients, micro and macro. It includes, among others, Vitamins A, D3, E, K 3; C and the B vitamins, as well as cobalt, copper, selenium, iron, zinc, manganese, iodine, biotin and folic acid. Maintains proper matzo body, thanks to the L-kernitynie and vitamin A, which support the metabolism of fat.
In turn, the Arion Adult Performance dog food for adult dogs, but also very active and hard-working with large nutritional needs. This diet is characterized by a content of 30% crude protein and 20% crude fat. It has a balanced level of vitamins and minerals to meet the needs of active animals. Carbohydrates and proteins that have are easily digestible, so it does not burden the digestive system.
Most of all - prophylactic
Diet for dogs of large and giant breed should contain such ingredients in order to prevent diseases of the skeletal system, overweight or obesity, and gastrointestinal disorders. Some dogs of large breeds are also predisposed to a variety of genetic diseases, which should also be taken into consideration by choosing the appropriate food.