- Dec 3, 2019
"With what to feed the American Akita?" — very responsible question which has to be solved before appearance of a dog at your place. At first adhere to the recommendations of the manufacturer. All changes are entered into a diet gradually.
in general, feeding of the American Akita submits to to the general rules of feeding of dogs .
What to feed with
the American Akita: dry feed or natural products?
the American Akita, as well as any other dog, it is possible to feed with a dry feed or natural products .
If you the supporter of natural food, products have to be qualitative. At the same time adhere to the following structure of a diet:
|Products||contents Percent in a diet|
|Vegetables, mineral additives, vitamins||25%|
Quantity of a forage depends on the sizes of a dog. On average the adult American Akita has to receive the following diet:
|Meat||600 — 800 гр in day|
|Porridge||250 — 400 гр in day|
|Vegetables||250 — 400 гр in day|
|Eggs||1 piece a week|
|Fertilizing||To destination veterinarian|
Remember that there are products which cannot be given to dogs .
If you feed a dog with a dry feed, then the protein content (protein) should not be more than 32%. The high-protein forage can be the cause of allergic reaction at the American Akita.
How many once a day to feed with
the American Akita?
Mode of feeding of the American Akita (puppy and adult dog):
|Age of a dog||the Number of feedings in day|
|2 – 3 months||5 times (approximately at 6, 10, 14, 18 and 22 hours). Do not feed with night of a puppy.|
|3 – 5 months||4 times (6, 11, 16, 21 hour)|
|5 – 12 months||3 times (6, 13, 21 hour)|
|12 months Are more senior||2 times|
That was not the zavorot of guts, it is better to feed a dog after walk. After a meal avoid jumps and bustle.
Is good if there is an opportunity to feed a puppy from a support which is located at the level of a breast.
Choosing mineral fertilizing and vitamins, consult with the veterinarian. Most often the puppy of the American Akita at the age of 3 – 8 months (the period of active growth) is given mineral fertilizing. It is better to choose that where a ratio of calcium and phosphorus 3:1 or 2:1. The additives containing iodine can become useful — they will prevent problems with a thyroid gland.
the American Akita — a large and heavy dog therefore, most likely, not to do without hondroprotektor — the medicines influencing development of bones and joints. As a rule, they are given to puppies at the age of 4 — 8 months.
do not allow obesity — excess weight not only will negatively affect health of a dog, but also will give additional load of joints.