8 Dog Breeds That Require Special Attention When It Comes To Food (Part 2)

8 Dog Breeds That Require Special Attention When It Comes To Food (Part 2)

If you’re a dog lover, I understand your pain. There are so many breeds walking the earth that it’s difficult to choose which one to bring home. It’s important that you research before you decide on your perfect breed.

Remember you’re taking responsibility for that dog, their needs, their wellbeing and, most importantly, their food. Also, before buying dog food, remember the kind of food they eat depends on their breed. Here’s Part 1, in case you missed it!

1. German Shepherd

These gentle giants often suffer from stomach sensitivities, and hence they should not be given table scraps. They can suffer from chronic diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and gastroenteritis if they’re not given a proper diet that consists of highly digestible nutrients.

2. Labrador Retriever

If you want an all-rounder, this breed will leave you surprised! These energetic dogs, however, can easily become overweight! Limiting their treat intake and table scraps is a way to ensure they remain healthy and free from joint problems. Remember, even an extra five pounds can wreak havoc on their joints. These dogs will benefit from a low-calorie diet that will prevent them from gaining unnecessary weight.

3. Boxing

If you’re looking for a highly energetic dog, this breed is perfect! Having said that, these pups cannot handle weight gain as it places unnecessary stress on their hips and elbows. Apart from this, they’re also prone to heart diseases, and so an ideal diet should consist of high proteins and heart-supporting nutrients.

4. Chihuahua

These dogs are considered one of the smallest breeds on the planet, but they are quick to get arthritis, especially in the knees. If a chihuahua increases weight, all that weight will strain the joints. Table scraps should not be encouraged and treats should be limited. Please speak to your vet to get a proper diet for this breed.

What is your favorite breed? Let us know in the comments!

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