An adult dog needs an optimal diet that will give him the proper functioning of all major systems and organs. Adequate nutrition is also a dog disease prevention in older age.
Nutritional requirements of an adult dog
To the dog was healthy, we must remember its basic food needs. Diet adult dog may differ due to lifestyle, size, or race.
Every dog needs a source of protein that are responsible for the construction of the body, carbohydrates, which provide energy, fats are responsible for the proper condition of the skin and hair, vitamins and minerals, fillers, which support the work of the digestive system and the water needed for body processes.
It should also be remembered that the dog should eat a meal twice a day: after a morning walk and rest after it, and in the evening. It is also important amount of administered food, and depends on the dog's metabolism, lifestyle and temperament, for example. Active dogs need to eat high-calorie food.
Food for adult dogs
There are many products destined for the feeding of adult dogs. They have a variety of flavours to: the chicken from the lamb and beef with various toppings vegetables. Manufacturers of food for adult dogs include, among others Hill's, Pedigree, Bozita, Rinti, Cesar, Chappi and many others.
Noteworthy especially food Hill's. Science Plan Canine Adult / Maintenance is a wholesome food for moderately active dogs at a mature age. It has protein, calcium, phosphorus and sodium, omega-3 and omega-6, antioxidants, vitamins A, D, E, and crude fibre improving the functioning of the digestive system. Karma is available in three flavours: chicken, beef and turkey, where their content in the feed is 11%.
Science Plan Adult Canine Light, in turn, is designed for adult dogs with lower energy requirements, castrated / sterilized or prone to overweight and obesity. Karma is characterized by a reduced fat content, increased amounts of fibre, which gives a feeling of satiety and fatty acids that ensure healthy skin and coat our dog. The diet also includes L-carnitine, which is responsible for converting fat into energy and antioxidants, which are intended to support the immune system.
Diet dog should be structured so as to ensure the correct functioning of the whole body. It should contain nutrients and minerals responsible for healthy teeth, bones and hair of the dog, as well as the proper functioning of the digestive, urinary and circulatory systems. Proper diet is also the preventive action, to prevent the emergence of various diseases in older animals.