Your canine pal needs a balanced, nutritious diet for growth and optimum health. Choosing the right food is vital, whether your dog is at peak health, or has special dietary needs due to nutritional deficiencies, illnesses or certain inborn health conditions.
The amount of dog food your pet needs also depends on their age, breed, size and activity levels.
If you’re caring for puppies, weaning them off of their mother’s milk needs to begin around the third or fourth week of their lives. Complete weaning should be achieved by the age of seven to eight weeks. Junior dogs can benefit from food specially designed for their age. Moreover, a good junior dog food will be designed not just for their age but for their breed - like Royal Canin Chihuahua Junior Dog Food, and Royal Canin Giant Junior Dog Food.
Adult dogs need varying amounts of food depending on how active they are and their size. It is always recommended to check the feeding guidelines for your chosen dog food, and feed your pup the right amount for their age and weight.
Elderly dogs may have special dietary needs if they have any health conditions or if their activity levels are low. There is a great selection of food for those senior-citizen dogs who need a little TLC in their diet.
Vets advise feeding your dog the best quality food possible. A well-balanced dog food should include vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids that are the basic components of proteins and certain healthy fats. All these nutrients help in building healthy tissues and strong bones. Along with the above-mentioned nutrients, the right amount of carbohydrates and adequate water for hydration are absolutely essential.
Like people, some dogs are allergic or sensitive to certain foods including poultry, grains, and eggs. Pet Connect NZ’s selection of “free-from” foods are ideal for such dogs to get the maximum nutrition while avoiding allergy causing ingredients.
Nutrience Grain Free is a special healthy dog food made from fish and fresh meats, combined with fruits, vegetables, botanicals, and healthy fats. Low-glycemic lentils and sweet potatoes replace grains. Low glycemic index foods are recommended by experts for prevention and management of diabetes and obesity. Nutrience Grain Free includes multiple sources of cold-water fish that are rich in great quality proteins and sources of omega 3 fats that help in achieving optimum health. Whole vegetables and fruits including pumpkin, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, pears, blueberries, and spices such as ginger, fennel, green tea extract, and turmeric ensure your pet gets all the right antioxidants to build up a strong immune system.
WOOF Freeze Dried Dog Food is a healthy dog food free from soy and gluten. Featuring organic virgin olive oil, mussels, kelp and chia seeds, the Woof Freeze dried dog food is rich in nutrients such as vitamin D, E, and proteins. WOOF is available in several delicious flavours for your pooch, including brushtail, duck and chicken.
Royal Canin Maxi Adult Dog Food is ideal for dogs that have allergies or have sensitive skin and digestion. The easy to digest formula includes chicken, brown rice, wheat, corn and fish oil among others, is rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein.