Keeping your dog in the best physical shape is key to making sure they live a long and healthy life. Along with staying active, the type of food your dog eats is vitally important to maintaining their wellbeing.
Simply by looking at the visible signs. After all, you’re the best judge of what’s normal for them. Is their coat healthy and shiny? Are they alert and happy? In addition, with a little practice, you can examine your dog and assess their overall body condition.
Look at your dog from above - they should appear to have a waist just in front of the hips. Then look at them from the side while they are standing - the abdomen (tummy) should be slightly tucked up. Then with gentle pressure on their sides feel for the ribs - you should be able to feel them, but they shouldn’t protrude.
Dogs digest food in around half the time it takes humans, so their diet has to deliver high quality nutrition quickly.
One thing to look out for when buying dog food is the type of protein used. All EUKANUBA foods contain highly digestible protein from fresh and dry chicken, lamb or fish; plus carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. It also contains natural beet pulp fibre and prebiotic FOS to help balance digestion and promote healthy gut bacteria.
A sign of good digestion is small, firm and consistent stools - this shows that your dog is getting the maximum benefit from their food, hence less undigested waste. Plus, of course, your dog’s energy levels and other signs (like the quality of their skin and coat) show that they are taking on the right levels of vitamins and nutrients.
Regular exercise, along with complete and balanced nutrition will help keep your dog at a healthy weight, reducing stress on joints and muscles, while helping to keep them looking and feeling their best.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are two natural building blocks of healthy cartilage that, when found in your dog’s diet, can help support healthy joints by constantly replenishing the nutrients needed to repair and renew tissue.
We recommend that you feed your dog twice per day (morning and evening time), dividing the amount recommended on pack in two equal parts.
We know that different size dogs need different amount of certain nutrients and also different diets at each stage of their lives. At EUKANUBA, we recognise that dogs have four distinct life stages (five in larger dogs) – Puppy, (Junior), Adult, Mature and Senior, and our foods are tailored to provide the right nutrition at each stage.
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