Jul 2, 2022 7:30:54 PM
5 things you need to know about puppy nutrition
When you take on a puppy’s health and wellbeing, its nutrition is a huge part of your responsibility. Nutrition covers everything that contributes to your puppy’s growth and development, specifically her bones, teeth, healthy vision, coat, organs, joints, and muscles.
“At times during their rapid growth and development from weaning until approximately 4 to 6 months of age, puppies, depending on the breed size, require approximately three times more calories, proteins, vitamins and minerals per kilogram of body weight as adult dogs of the same breed size and a higher nutrient intake to support their growing bodies.”
[Source: The Kennel Club]
Just like adults, the growing phase of a puppy’s life requires the right ingredients as so many amazing things are happening as they get bigger (and bigger!). Making sure you provide the best nutrition means you are laying some excellent foundations for the future health of your adult dog.
Feeding your puppy and helping her to grow into a fit and well adult is a wonderful thing to observe and doubtless you will record every step through photos and video. Use these as a diary to chart her progress and note any changes in her appearance. By following these guidelines, you should only see a happy, beautiful pet who loves her food!
Choosing kennels with confidence
If you’re going on holiday you want your beloved dog to enjoy a mini break too, right? It’s important to know that, whilst you’re away from home, your pet is happy and being well cared for. Instead of it being a leap into the unknown, here is our handy guide to choosing great kennels – so you can both relax and enjoy a change of scenery.
Big dogs make the most loyal, loving and fantastic pets but there are a few things to know before you commit to sharing your life (and your space!) with these huge hounds. We’ve made a list of five of the most important things to appreciate but be sure to ask your breeder or rescue centre for their advice too.
Care for a working dog is much the same as caring for any dog but there are some additional considerations in terms of diet and joint care. A dog who is regularly expending lots of energy will need extra calories in and it’s important that these are the right ones. Also the joints and muscles of an energetic, hard-working dog will need extra attention – again in the form of the correct supplements and diet. Trophy has all of this covered of course and our Nutritional Advisers are on hand to help and advise should you need it.
The term ‘rescue dog’ covers any number of situations where a dog needs a new home.
Most commonly, family circumstances change and the family pet becomes displaced and ends up in a rehoming centre through no fault of their own. Sometimes owners divorce, emigrate, need care-based accommodation or, sadly, die. There are also instances, all too often, where dog ownership doesn’t meet expectations or a dog/owner match doesn’t work out. They can sometimes be bought as gifts, and land in a household that is simply not ready for the responsibility.