The food of the Bodeguero Andaluz is the pillar of his health, a well-fed dog will live longer and better than a dog fed with a low-quality feed. That is why it is essential to know how to feed an Andalusian Winemaker Mouseman from puppy to old man.
From BodegueroAndaluz.com we will explain what are the best Arden Grange Dog Food Puppy for your puppy of Ratonero Bodeguero and your adult dog, the recommended amounts and above all, the importance of nutrients.
Essential when choosing a good feed
Virtually ninety percent of dog feed that we can find in stores or online pages, is crap. Their quality is so bad that we don’t even name them to avoid claims. But it is incredible what advertising is, capable of making us believe that a feed is of good quality when it is practically poison, a death sentence for any dog that feeds on it in the medium or long term.
Therefore, the first thing we should do when choosing a high-quality feed for our dog Bodeguero Andaluz is to completely forget all known brands, commercials and suggestions of friends. We must value and choose a feed according to our criteria, and for this, we will need to have a basic knowledge of nutrition, the knowledge that you will learn right now, in just a few minutes.
Meat as the first ingredient
Labels of dog food must show by law in descending order the ingredients of the composition, this means that manufacturers are required to first put the ingredients that are in greater quantity. We should look for feed whose first ingredient is always meat, such as chicken, beef, lamb, fish, etc … Fresh meat and dehydrated meat are the best we can use.
However, if you do not specify anything and simply put “chicken” we must distrust, as they can be waste, useless remains. We must also avoid “meat flours” or “meat by-products” as they hardly provide nutritional value. Cereals yes, but in their right measure
Cereals are an excellent source of carbohydrates for our dogs but in their right measure. Most feed manufacturers include a very excessive amount of cereals, which in most cases exceeds even the percentage of meat. We must look for a feed that labels the percentage of cereals that it carries, its label should never start with cereal and we must add the set of cereals to know the real percentage.
If we appreciate something like “Chicken meat 30% Barley 20% Corn 15% etc … ..” we must run away from that feed, because it contains more cereal than meat, something that is disgusting at the nutritional level. This is done to reduce manufacturing costs, regardless of the nutritional needs of dogs. The best cereal we can find as a source of carbohydrates is rice since it is highly digestible by the dog’s digestive system. The worst cereals are corn and wheat respectively.
Proteins and fats
A high level of protein in our dog’s feed is not bad since the excess is discarded through urine and feces. But if we find any feed that does not exceed forty percent of proteins of meat origin, it would be ideal. The same happens with fats, some feedstuffs contribute an excessive amount of fats that will surely end up fattening our dog. We should look for a balanced feed, which contains about ten or fifteen percent fat at most.
A triquinuela very used by the manufacturers is to specify a high index of proteins without clarifying if they are of vegetable or animal origin. Proteins of plant origin are of poor quality, a dog needs proteins of animal origin. If you are looking for a good alternative to conventional feed, you will surely be interested to know that you can create the food for your Andalusian Wine Cellar, it will be more natural than any you find in stores. More info: BARF dog food recipes.
What is the best feed brand?
There are no better and worse brands but good and bad foods. Some brands have some very good range while the rest is very bad, in the same way, that there are brands with several good ranges and some bad ones. If we don’t know how to differentiate between good and bad, we are lost. Some brands that generally offer good food in their products are NFNatcane and Orijen.
Size does matter
Keep in mind that a Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dog is a small breed dog, so always and without exception, we must buy a feed that is designed for small breed dogs. The size of the croquettes of this kind of feed is adapted for the smallmouth of our dog, preventing it from being enticing when swallowing. It is essential to take this into account to avoid accidents.
If our dog is an adult, we must feed it with a feed for small dogs, if it is an old dog (from the age of ten) we must choose a specific feed for senior dogs. Each feed is prepared to meet the needs of each stage of the dog’s life, so we should not use a puppy feed on an older dog or vice versa.
How to feed a puppy Mousetrap
Puppies should feed on breast milk until they have reached the age of three months or so, some are weaned a little earlier and others a little later, we must let them do it at their own pace. Once they have been weaned, we should look for a good feed for puppies of small breeds, since they are specially formulated to cover all their needs during the growth stage. Puppy feed contains more calcium and phosphorus for the development of bone mass and muscles, which also require high-quality protein.
How many times should I feed my buzzard?
It depends a lot on the age of the dog since as they get older we can distance the shots, even they will tell us that they do not want to eat at certain times.
Puppies: Three to four shots a day, distributing your daily ration between those shots.
Dogs from 1 to 10 years: Three daily shots, distributed at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Elderly dogs over 10 years old: Between two and three daily doses, usually with two conform but if they ask for more, we can give three without problems.
The most important of all is to always respect the timing of the shots, dogs are animals of habit and need to keep a routine. We must also respect the amounts of their ration, if the feed manufacturer indicates that we should give it two hundred grams a day, we must distribute them among all its intakes without exceeding. It is a very common mistake to overfeed dogs thinking that we do them a favor when we harm their health.