Rottweilers Tips for feeding and care
Written by: Anastasia Spevakina
Rottweilers Tips :-
How to feed Rottweilers properly?
It’s recommended to feed adult Rottweilers twice a day. Puppies of age no more than 6 months should eat 3 times a day.Many breeders prefer to use only dry food, adhering to the rule of prohibiting mixed feeding. However, it’s believed that feeding dogs with dry food is not enough, and organic food must be added as well. The best organic foods are cereals, vegetables, cheese and meat.If you have a Rottweiler puppy, the best feeding schedule for him is 9 am, 3 pm and 8 pm. In the morning and evening you can give your pet dry food, cut meat, rice, buckwheat or rice-buckwheat porridge with vegetables (pumpkin, onion, zucchini, carrots). For lunch it’s better to give dry food, cheese and porridge (without meat).
If you have an adult Rottweiler, you can feed him any time, without adhering to the same strict schedule. But it’s important to feed adult dogs in the morning and afternoon, before 6 o’clock. Dry food in the morning, and porridge with vegetables and meat in the evening will be enough for adult dogs. Once or twice a week include cottage cheese in the diet of your dog.
Not recommended products for dogs of this breed: cabbage, pepper, beets, potatoes and pork, salty, sweet, fried and spicy foods. It is strongly recommended not to let your Rottweiler eat the food “from the table”. Dogs shouldn’t eat the same food we eat.
What you need to buy for your Rottweiler?
Rottweilers of different age require different items.
Universal items (for all ages): Rottweilers Tips
-Care products (brush, toothbrush for dogs, wipes, shampoo, nail clipper)
-2 bowls (2.8 liters or more)
-Dog Collar (“growing” with the dog)
-Special bones for teeth
-Medicine for dogs (first aid kit)
Puppies will also need disposable diapers.
What should be in a first aid kit for Rottweilers?
Most of dog’s drugs can be taken by humans as well. But it doesn’t mean that you can give your medicine to the dog, and he will be fine. Consult a veterinarian about each specific medicine, which can be given to dogs.
-Smectite (in case of problems with the gastrointestinal tract)
-Suprastin, tavegil or other drugs against allergies
-Terramycin (disinfects wounds and helps with skin inflammation)
-Needle and thread
-Disposable syringes of different sizes
Most common diseases of Rottweilers
Despite the apparent strength and power of Rottweilers, they are still vulnerable to certain diseases. The most common diseases for dogs of this breed are abdominal distension, hip dysplasia, cataract, diabetes, cancer, and retinal atrophy. Moreover, Rottweilers are also prone to diseases of the nervous system, kidney and skin tumors.
How long do Rottweilers live?
Depending on living conditions, maximum age of Rottweilers may vary. But on average, dogs of this breed live up to 12 years.
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