In order for the animal to be healthy and cheerful, to develop correctly and bring the owner a minimum of problems, it needs to be balanced feed. Shepherd dogs are not demanding on food, but you still need to pay close attention to their diet.
#1 The basic rule when feeding a dog is to prevent overfeeding.
#2 Overfeeding a Shepherd dog is fraught with obesity, the development of atherosclerosis, and a deterioration in overall well-being.
#3 Shepherds are prone to inversion of the stomach: this organ in their body is too “loose” and can shift and twist very much during active physical exertion.
#4 Eating – twice a day, at the same time.
#5 Feed only after a walk so that there is no gut twisting.
#6 If the dog refuses to eat within half an hour after the walk, then the bowl should be removed so that there is no free access to food.
#7 The main food of the Shepherd Dog should be unchanged, the rest as a supplement (for example, if you picked up oatmeal with chicken liver – this should be a daily dish; fruit and bones are a supplement).
#8 Food should be at room temperature.
#9 It is important to remember: the dog should always have a bowl of fresh water.
#10 Do not let the dog growl when you touch her bowl, she must know who is superior in the relationship.
#11 Give preference to fresh vegetables, as boiled foods have few vitamins.
#12 An overdose of calcium, vitamins D an A must be avoided (an excess of vitamins leads to various bone abnormalities.