The peculiarities of the diet of the tax are in many respects dependent on her age. How and how to feed a puppy of a dachshund and an adult pet will be discussed in this article.
In the life of the tax, the following periods can be distinguished:
- Milky - from birth to 1 - 1.5 months. The puppy of the dachshund eats mainly mother's milk. If the mother for some reason does not feed him, then the puppy is fed with mixtures that are as close as possible to the mother's milk.
- Puppy - from 1,5 to 8 months.
- Teenage - from 8 months to 1, 5 years.
- Young dog - from 1 to 3 years.
- Adult dog - from 3 to 8 years.
- Aging dog.
Each of these periods has its own feeding characteristics. Particularly different from all the others is puppyhood. The number of feedings and the ration of a puppy and an adult dog have never been the same, and all owners of the dachshund should remember this.
Feeding the Dachshund puppy
The small stomach of the puppy is not able to digest large portions of food, but at the same time it quickly becomes empty. For this reason, the puppy of the dachshund is fed up to 3 months five times a day. Then they switch to four meals a day. A small puppy quickly gets used to the proposed diet, so the owner has every chance to choose any food for his pet.
The approximate menu of the puppy of a dachshund, made up of natural products:
- 7 hours - curdled milk or cottage cheese with additives (vitamins, vegetable oil);
- 11 hours - cereal flakes, soaked in milk, meat in vegetable broth;
- 14 hours - raw meat with grated vegetables and vegetable oil;
- 18 hours - kefir or cottage cheese with mineral additives;
- 21 hours - raw meat with cereal flakes, vegetable oil and greens.
As you noticed, vegetable oil is given almost at every feeding, as it is rich in important for the development of the puppy with vitamins and fats. Feeding products are selected only of high quality. If you want to give a puppy some product from your refrigerator, think: would you give it to your child.
Gastric diseases of the puppy of the dachshund are often provoked by the ill-considered actions of the owner, who decided to give his pet products not the first freshness. Norms of feeding are calculated individually. Among taxis are many different tribal lines, whose representatives differ in weight. Therefore, you can only name approximate guidelines for the correct dosage of feeding: the addition of the body weight of puppies should be approximately 20 g per day.
When breastfeeding it is important not to forget about mineral-vitamin supplementary feeding. This requires accurate calculation and it is desirable that the diet was made by a dietician, for example, if you give the puppy enough cottage cheese, the presence of a large amount of calcium in the complementary feeding can lead to an excess of this mineral in the dog's body. If you decide to feed the puppy with dry food , then its quality appearance has a balanced composition and you will not have to count anything.
You can find advice on mixed feeding of dachshund puppies when they eat both natural and dry food. But this variant of feeding has many more opponents who say that this leads to an imbalance of nutrients and, as a result, destructively affects the internal organs of the dog.
Feeding an adult taxa: an approximate diet
By the year the dachshund already usually eats two or three times a day. Feeding of natural food many owners perceive as the fact that the dog needs to be fed porridge with meat. But this option can not be a full-fledged diet for the dog. Meat should be about 2/3 of all products. Cottage cheese and other sour-milk products, finely chopped or rubbed vegetables and greens are added to the food.
Sometimes meat can be replaced with boiled fish. The food is served warm, heated to about 30 degrees. The consistency of the food should be medium, the dog will not eat liquid food. An approximate diet of an adult fee may look like this:
- raw meat,
- Grated vegetables, such as carrots,
- Flakes filled with boiling water,
- Low-fat cottage cheese,
- vegetable oil.
- raw meat,
- vegetable oil.
It may seem to a person that such a diet is rather monotonous, but for a dog such nutrition is optimal. Products should not be replaced by others without the need, the dog gets used to such a diet and feels fine. Sometimes you can pamper the dog and give her dog treats: a bone of pressed veins, a piece of cheese, a special dog chocolates. All these goodies can be purchased at a pet store, it's better than pampering a dog with cakes and sweets.
What can not be given dachshunds
Forbidden Products for Dachshunds:
- Smoked products;
- Raw pork;
- Chicken and tubular bones;
- Chocolate, sugar-containing products, honey, baked goods;
- Sausages and sausages;
- Fatty, spicy, salty foods.
Feeding the nursing dachshund
To make the right menu for a nursing bitch is very important for her health and for the development of puppies that with milk receive all the nutrients. The first three days after giving birth, the taxis give milk products: porridge, cottage cheese. Then the dog can be given a meat broth, meat or ready-mixed fodder.
The dachshund should receive as much liquid as possible, which is processed into milk. Products should only be fresh and quality. On the fifth day after childbirth, you can switch to a normal diet, which the dog received before delivery . But you need to follow the chair of the puppies, sometimes what suits the adult taxa causes stomach upset in puppies.
To the usual diet of dachshunds, which consists of raw or boiled meat, vegetables, meat broth, kefir and cottage cheese, you need to add mineral top dressing. The lactating bitch needs calcium and phosphorus, from which the skeleton of puppies is built. If calcium in the diet of a nursing dog is small, it begins to wash out of its body, which is undesirable for health. The need for lactating dachshund in nutrients and minerals is especially increased at the 3-4th week of life of puppies.