Nutritional Needs of Dogs-Part II

Nutritional Needs of Dogs-Part II - Performance Dogs,...

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Unformatted text preview: Performance Dogs, Gestating & Lactating Dogs, Geriatrics Performance Dogs Higher energy reqts. than nonworking adult dogs Physically and psychologically stressed dogs can increase or decrease their food intake Police and guard duty Racing dogs Hunting and field exercises Feeding-management goal: maintain BW & composition Switch to high-performance diet Highly digestible, high energy diet with quality protein May need to judiciously add fact to diet to keep weight on Performance Dogs, cont. Look for labels with: >82% digestibility >25% CP >23% fat <4% fiber >1900 kcal ME/lb. of DM Provide more meals Larger meals slow the digestive tract Allow greater time to eat total amount needed Feed at shorter intervals if you cannot offer it constantly Performance Dogs, cont. Sometimes extra fat must be supplemented Simple corn oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, or animal fat trim Ex: Animals in the cold for long periods of time, or in strenuous exercise over several hours Feeding fat is only for animal already consuming all the regular ration Fat is extra, not a replacement Dont want to cause secondary deficiencies Gestating Dogs...
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