Feeding A Great Dane Puppy – Schedules For Giant Breeds
The feeding schedule for a giant breed dog varies depending on the size of the dog. Dogs with smaller bodies require less frequent meals than larger dogs. Some experts recommend feeding your giant breeds twice daily, while others suggest only once or even twice per day.
If you are unsure what to feed your pet, then you should consult with a veterinarian first before making any changes to their diet.
Giant breed puppies need to eat regularly during the day so they don’t become overweight. However, some veterinarians advise against feeding them at night because it may cause them to sleep too long which could lead to obesity later on. There are many different types of foods available for your giant breed puppy.
You will have to choose one based on your budget and preferences.
Puppies need to eat a variety of foods to keep up their weight gain. They do not need to consume all kinds of different types of food at the same time. Instead, they should alternate between two or three types of food throughout the day.
One type of food should consist mainly of meat and bones, while another should contain vegetables such as carrots, spinach and broccoli along with other animal products like liver and heart. The last food should be formulated for maximum growth and it should contain a lot of fat and protein.
The following is a list of foods that you can choose from when feeding your giant breed puppy:
Carrots, peas, green beans, yams, sweet potatoes and other starchy vegetables are good sources of carbohydrates that your pet needs to help him burn off the fat he eats.
Freeze dried raw food or diets containing raw meat and bones are great for giant breeds.
Foods containing beef, lamb, and chicken are good sources of proteins that your pet needs to maintain and build muscles.
Dairy products such as milk and cottage cheese are also good sources of protein that promote growth in giant breeds.
Eggs are good for providing a well-balanced diet for giant breeds.
Fish is an excellent source of food that provides your pet with omega-3 essential fatty acids. These acids promote heart health and a shiny coat.
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Preference for breed and feeding practices for dog rearing in Nagpur city of Maharashtra by AD Sawaimul, SS Ghule, SZ Ali, MG Sahare, LV Patil – Veterinary World, 2009 – Citeseer