Water is essential for a dog to maintain normal physiological activity and metabolism. Water accounts for more than 60% of the bodyweight of Samoyed adult dogs and about 80% of the bodyweight of puppies. The digestion, absorption, and operation of various nutrients, excretion of metabolic products, thermoregulation, endocrine, blood, and lymph circulation, lactation, and other physiological and biochemical processes can not be separated from the water. A dog’s need for water far outweighs its need for food. When deprived of water, dogs may experience irritability, thirst, loss of appetite, slow digestion, and reduced resistance to disease due to dry mucous membranes and skin. Lack of water for a long time will lead to deep-set eyes, rough and inelastic skin, or even blood viscosity and cause circulatory disorders, serious may lead to death. In general, Samoyed adults need 80 to 120 milliliters of water per kilogram of body weight per day; puppies need 140 to 170 milliliters per kilogram of body weight per day. The quantity of drinking water varies with seasons, feed types, and management methods. In the actual feeding can be provided throughout the day to drink water, free for the dog to drink.
Samoyed’s three-month-old dog should be fed about 20 pellets a day. It depends on how much Samo eats. The best thing is that the dog’s poop is neither soft nor hard. This observation may be abstract, so we feed the dog a small amount at a time and then touch the dog’s stomach and press it, it’s soft, it’s Concave, it’s not full, you can eat a little bit, it’s hard, it’s propped up, it feels your belly is slightly shorter and more elastic than your sternum, it’s not too soft, it’s full, this method is very useful, the landlord can try it, actually, Samoyed’s been hungry since she was two months old.
Samoyed puppies, like small children, should be fed three to four times a day, about 30 grains at a time, boiled in warm water, not too much water, pay attention to regular and quantitative feeding, to get into the habit of defecating at regular intervals. Feed the amount to eat after the stomach is appropriate, hungry will only dog dysplasia, and poor immunity, easy to get sick. Another appropriate amount with some nutritious things, such as cooked and do not put salt beef, beef heart, liver, carrots, every day can be fed a little yogurt, adjust gastrointestinal function, increase appetite. In addition, if conditions, can be appropriate to feed some micronutrient, hair powder, calcium tablets, and so on, depending on the owner’s economic capacity. We don’t want too much water in the dog food, or it’s too watery. Remember to feed your dog regularly, don’t feed him snacks all the time, and make sure you have plenty of water in a bowl every day.
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