What to feed the toy-terrier?
Home pets make our life better. They meet us from work, please their behavior and appearance. But we must not forget that the animal is not a toy, it also requires careful and proper care. This is especially true of thoroughbred dogs of small size, such as toy terrier and chihuahua. How to care, what to feed that terrier, what diseases is it predisposed to? The responsible owner should know all this.
Care for puppies
Puppy dogs, as well as human children, require more careful nutrition and care. Remember how and how to feed the kids, and you'll understand what to feed that puppy terrier.
Frequency of food intake
To feed the little that terrier needs the same amount,how many and all kids - about 5-6 times a day in small portions. Do not forget that the stomach is still small and not strengthened, but because the food should be chosen very carefully.
Gradually reduce the number of meals. First up to 4 times a day (5-6 months), then up to 3 times a day (1 year), and the adult dog should be fed 2 times a day (2 years).
Menu of puppies of that terrier
The best food for children is mother's. Therefore, until the age of 1.5-2 months, the puppy is best served by mother's milk. If for some reason this became impossible, use a baby food and a pipette. Gradually accustom the puppy to cow's milk, but first it is better to use goat.
Then gradually introduce into the diet of porridge: semolina and rice. Feed the puppy very often, literally every two to three hours, but one or two pipettes.
When the baby is already strong, you have to takeimportant decision. How can you feed that terrier - natural food or dog food? You can choose either one or the other option. Modern premium quality food allows you to feed the toy terriers exclusively to them.
But you need to choose only one thing. When choosing a feed, the puppy's digestive system is tuned to a certain type of digestion, and a breakdown can occur from its replacement.
Ready-made dog food
If you decide to feed the pet products from the pet store, then the menu is quite simple. Buy pates for puppies of small breeds, here you will be better advised by the seller in the store.
Gradually add to the diet dry food, first small, and then larger.
The advantages of such food is that the food will be fully balanced. Modern technology allows you to create a full-fledged diet of all vitamins and trace elements.
The downside is that you can not be pamperedhis pet. Neither to give a stone from the table, nor treat it with a tasty piece of meat ... All this will be already over and can lead to stomach upset, and even to obesity.
Balanced nutrition on its own should consist of proteins, proteins and carbohydrates. Despite all its charm, that terriers are also predators.
Therefore, for what to feed the Russian that terrier or any other, we use meat, eggs, dairy products and vegetables.
Here are some tips to help you with the menu:
- Puppies are best fed with scalded beef or liver, cut into small pieces.
- Kashi (oatmeal, buckwheat, barley) should be cooked on milk or meat broth.
- Add vegetables to the broth.
- The same terriers are also happy to weave all sorts of fruits and yummies from pet stores.
- Add cottage cheese or yogurt to the meat.
- If the cottage cheese is very dry, dilute it with kefir or sour cream.
The downside of home-eating is the impossibilityfully trace the usefulness of the diet. You can not be sure if there is enough vegetable in the body of that terrier, whether it receives all the necessary trace elements, whether enough calcium, vitamins.
In no case should you feed the dog to that,what's left of the table. The pet's organism is not adapted to human food. There, as a rule, too much salt, sugar and spices, which will negatively affect the scent and overall health of your pet. If you do not have time to prepare food for the dog, it is better to choose the ready food.
Have a nice appetite for your pet!