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DogNutrition and Diet

Nutrition / Diet

two adult dogs

Every dog needs a balanced diet to ensure their ongoing health and wellbeing. Some time should be spent choosing the right food for your best friend, and as your dog grows and becomes older, his diet and nutrition requirements may change. At Petmania we carry a full range of dog foods to suit all dietary requirements, ages, breeds and life stages. For more information on choosing the right food for your dog, why not bring your dog in to meet with one of Petcare Advisors.

In the meantime, here are few top tips for helping to ensure your dog's health:

  • Feed your dog a complete food and keep him bouncing with life
  • Ensure that your dog has constant access to clean, fresh water
  • When changing your dog's diet from any kind of prepared food to another, do so gradually over 7 days
  • Feeding your dog the right balance of vitamins and minerals will help to keep him healthier for longer
  • Growing puppies have large appetites but small tummies... you should divide their food into 3 smaller meals
  • As your dog reaches his senior years, maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy digestion become more important
  • Choose a diet that's right for your best friend there's food for puppies, food for senior citizens, even food for those who need to lose a little weight
  • Certain breeds have specific nutritional requirements... choose the food that's right for your dog
  • Your puppy needs a food with high levels of antioxidants to provide protection when he needs it most
  • A diet formulated for sensitive stomachs is ideal for dogs with a delicate digestion
  • Your senior dog will benefit from a food that contains additional antioxidants to help protect him against age-related issues
  • Omega 3 helps to promote joint flexibility
  • Different breeds grow at different rates.....make sure you select nutrition customised to your puppy's ideal adult size
  • A toy dog can reach its adult size at 8 months, but a giant breed can take up to 2 years to be fully grown
  • A high quality food provides:
    • Glucosamine for everyday rebuilding of joint tissue
    • Calcium & Phosphorous for strong, healthy & bones
    • Antioxidants to help protect the immune system

At Petmania we also offer a free weight check service for your dog. If you are concerned about your dog's weight, why not bring him in to your local Petmania and speak with one of our Petcare Advisors?

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