There’s not a question that hasn’t been asked and answered by the Burns Nutrition team! Here are some of their top tips for feeding your dog.
- Feed a good quality, complete food. Feeding a complete food will ensure that your dog is getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs. No need to add anything extra!
- Digestibility matters. Make sure you feed a highly digestible food, such as Burns. This will mean less waste produced (less poo, yay!) and will be more economical.
- Keep it simple – a simple ingredients list with a single source of protein will keep the stresses on the system to a minimum and make it easier to identify the cause of issues if you have a particularly sensitive dog, or a dog with intolerances.
- Grain Free? There are many grain free options now available, but grain free is not always necessary. Grains provide a whole host of nutritional benefits to our dogs, just look for whole grains. Here at Burns, we use whole grains such as brown rice and wholegrain oats.
- Life stage – feed according to your dog’s life stage. Puppies will require a different food compared to an adult dog. It may not be necessary to change your dog’s food when it becomes a senior, however at Burns we often recommend that you may need to decrease the amount you feed. Energy requirements change as a dog gets older.
- Upset tummy? If your dog has upset digestion, then try a home cooked diet for a few days. When they are back to normal reintroduce their food gradually.
- If your puppy or dog is in training, then using some of their kibble from their daily allowance is sufficient for most tasks. If something higher value is needed just remember to reduce their daily rations accordingly.
- Keep an eye on your dog’s weight. With the incidence of dog obesity on the rise, feeding a low fat, good quality food such as Burns at the correct amount is essential. A dog who is a healthy, lean weight is scientifically proven to live up to 2.5 years longer! Not to mention the importance of weight control to reduce the risk of illness and joint disease.
At Burns Pet Nutrition, we have a dedicated team of eight Nutritional Advisors ready to help answer all your nutrition queries. Please get in touch by calling our free helpline on 0800 083 6696, or drop us an email at email@example.com. Alternatively, check out our website Burns Pet Nutrition and get in touch via live chat.