A German shepherd is a powerful dog breed with a muscular body that craves and loves food. It also known as the one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. It’s fun-loving and playful nature makes it a great companion for kids and families. However, a German shepherd grows very quickly and requires a healthy food diet to maintain its muscular build. Here are 5 tips to create healthy dog food for your German shepherd.
How to maintain their health via their diet
Feeding German shepherds the right meals would help in increase their odds of staying healthy throughout their lifespan. Generally, German shepherds are a healthy dog breed but similar to other breeds they are also prone to some common health problem like allergies, skin problems, and autoimmune diseases that can result in gastrointestinal issues. The best way to keep your German shepherd healthy is to feed them with homemade food that doesn’t contain any preservatives, flavors, sodium etc.
Prepare a balanced diet for them
It is imperative to give a balanced diet to your dog. Fresh homemade dog food that is rich in proteins, carbs, vitamins and minerals would keep them healthy and suit their digestive system. You can consult your veterinary nutritionist to help you make a specific diet plan.
Give them meal rich in Proteins
Dogs usually enjoy eating food recipes that usually include chicken, fish, bones or meat. Milk proteins are also good for a growing dog. You can also give alternate food sources such as plain yogurt, eggs and cheese etc. Consult your veterinary nutritionist before starting your German shepherd on a raw meat diet. Some dogs may not be able to process a raw diet.
Give them fruits and veggies
Feeding fresh veggies and fruits to your German shepherd can improve their metabolism. Veggies such as carrots, boiled or steamed sweet potatoes, broccoli and fruits like berries, bananas, apples (without seeds) are good for your dog’s digestive system. However, there are some foods that you should keep away from dogs.
About commercial pet food
Remember that German shepherds have smaller digestive tracts, so they cannot effectively digest grains. Many pet foods include grains such as wheat, soy or corn that are not easy for a German shepherd’s sensitive digestive system to absorb. It may cause in side-effects such as allergies and skin disorders.
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