Tuffy’S Pet Food 131006 Tuffy Gold Premium Food For Puppies, 20-Pound


  • Dogs .


  • Natural Ingredients!


  • Packed With Vitamins And Minerals!


  • Meets Pets Dietary Needs!


  • Premium Growth – 20 Lb Bag

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Tuffy’S Pet Food 131006 Tuffy Gold Premium Food For Puppies, 20-Pound


  • Dogs .


  • Natural Ingredients!


  • Packed With Vitamins And Minerals!


  • Meets Pets Dietary Needs!


  • Premium Growth – 20 Lb Bag


Tuffy'S Pet Food 131006 Tuffy Gold Premium Food For Puppies, 20-Pound



How to choose dog food?

1.According to the age

Nutrient requirements for dogs of different ages are different.

There are separate diets for puppies, adult animals and aging pets. For example, it is important for a puppy to get more calories with food than an adult dog. And vice versa: diets for animals over 8 years old should take into account that aging dogs need 20% less energy than an adult.

The ratio of vitamins and minerals for each age is also different. In particular, the puppy needs a significant amount of amino acids, calcium, phosphorus, zinc. Older dogs require more B vitamins, copper, and again zinc.

2.To size

The nutritional needs of the dog also depend on its size. Miniature pets are prone to obesity, oral diseases, skin and hair problems. Accordingly, moderate-calorie foods are recommended for such dogs to maintain weight, with special calcium compounds for teeth, with a special combination of linoleic acid and zinc for skin and hair coat.

In turn, large breeds have sensitive digestion and often suffer from diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, large dogs are shown fiber-rich diets from easily digestible ingredients containing a complex of fatty acids and glucosamine that is beneficial for the joints.

3.By features

A dog receiving a standard balanced food, while observing the norms and diet, does not experience problems with the assimilation of rations . However, there is a small group of animals with a particularly sensitive digestive system. For these pets special feeds have been developed .

Diets for dogs with sensitive digestion differ from universal ones by the presence of a larger number of prebiotics that improve intestinal microflora; the presence of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids that reduce inflammation; Easily digestible rice serving as a source of carbohydrates. This food relieves the dog of unpleasant symptoms of indigestion.

4.By breed

There are also feeds for specific breeds on the market. In the feed line Royal canin there are diets intended for labradors, chihuahuas and so on. These feeds take into account the specific features of the rocks. For example, labradors have wool with a unique water-repellent structure, so they are recommended fatty acids and a special protective complex of substances to maintain healthy skin and coat. Chihuahuas are prone to tartar formation, from the appearance of which a special food with calcium compounds rescues. Also, feed for specific breeds Eukanuba, Advance Affinity.

How to feed a dog?

This question always worries a happy dog owner . Each of us wants to pamper our tailed friend, but at the same time maintain his health and vitality. And we all know that a lot depends on what and how our pet eats. And with the modern rhythm of life, it becomes important that feeding a dog does not require a lot of trouble. Let’s try to figure out what key points to consider when compiling a dog menu.

General Dog Nutrition

There are several general rules for feeding a dog:

  • The pet should be fed after a walk, as eat before bowel and bladder emptying is harmful to health.
  • In dogs, unlike cats, food should not be freely available for the whole day. If your pet has not eaten his breakfast or dinner, remove the food after a while until the next feeding.
  • Try to show courage and resist this begging and sad look and not give the dog tidbits from your table. Otherwise, the gastric juice will be secreted by the dog during the owner’s meal, which is harmful.
  • If possible, adhere to the regime and feed the dog at about the same time of the day. Most veterinarians believe that small and medium dogs should be fed twice a day, and large dogs weighing more than 30-35 kg – once a day.
  • Avoid active games and great physical exertion immediately after feeding – this is fraught with the risk of an inversion of the stomach in the dog.
  • If your pet has an indigestion, it should not be fed until the symptoms have stopped or the veterinarian has made a diagnosis.
  • Do not overfeed the dog! Remember that your pet is an evolutionary descendant of predatory animals and it may practically have no feeling of satiation directly with food. And obesity and overweight not only worsen the quality of life of the dog, but can also lead to serious health problems.
  • It is advisable to always keep bowls with water and food for the dog in one place of the apartment. It is very useful to use bowls on a stand with adjustable height – for a dog (especially a large one), eating without tilting your head down is much more natural and pleasant. In addition, the bowls on the stands will not slide on the floor and this is also convenient.
  • Keep your dog calm while eating. No need to distract the dog, talk with her, explain to the children that the pet is having lunch and does not need to disturb him.
  • Always ensure that your dog has fresh drinking water in the bowl that should be replaced regularly.

Dog food types

1. Dry food

Dry food is dog food containing less than 10% of water . It is characterized by a long shelf life after opening and excellent cost performance . Most are heat-foamed and solid. It is a crisp type that is commonly used.

It also has the advantage that plaque is less likely to adhere to teeth, and comes in various forms such as granules and flakes. Because the water content is low, it is good to add water, such as raising or sprinkling with water .

2. Soft dry food

Dog food with a moisture content of 25% to 35% . It is inflated in the same way as dry food, and is characterized by being moist . We use a wet conditioner to keep you moist .

Although it has been heated and foamed, it must be carefully stored to prevent mold growth because it contains a lot of water .

3. Semi-moist food

A dog food with a water content of about 25% to 35%, comparable to soft dry food. Unlike dry and soft dry foods, they do not inflate and have a soft texture.

Moisture is maintained by the moisture conditioner, but if left unattended, the water will fly and become harder, so care must be taken when storing.

4. Wet food

Very soft dog food with a water content of around 75%. Packed in cans, retort pouches and aluminum trays . There are oatmeal types that use meat and fish as raw materials, and ration types that add vegetables and vitamins to them .

Dog food that can be stored for a long time if not opened . However, although it has been sterilized for quality preservation, it is easily damaged after opening, so please use it as soon as possible .

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