You may think that one size fits all when it comes to dog food, but that actually isn’t the case. Larger dogs will have different needs to smaller breeds, which can be addressed in a variety of different ways through what they eat.
We have taken a closer look at how foods can differ for larger dogs, as well as what they can offer in order to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Dog parents may think that feeding their large breed dogs more food will help them to become big and strong. However, it is often the quality and not quantity that is important. Feeding your dog more can make them grow bigger at a faster rate, which is actually bad for them.
When a large breed puppy grows too quickly it can cause problems in the development of their bones and joints, adding too much weight before they are strong enough to handle it. It is vital to ensure that your larger dogs have a complete and balanced diet that contains the appropriate amount of calories and calcium to help them develop at a healthy rate.
Yes, it would be best to feed your large breed puppy a large breed dog food. It is important that these breeds of puppies receive the appropriate amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and carbohydrates, all required to satisfy their nutritional needs at an early stage.
It is important to start feeding your large breed dog a form of large breed food from when they are puppies. A large breed puppy food will contain all of the nutritional requirements they need to grow slowly and steadily, which is why large breed dogs can take up to two years to reach their final size.
Bigger dogs do not usually burn calories as quickly as smaller dogs, so a specific dog food for larger dogs will tend to contain fewer overall calories. If their dog food has more calories, they will put on weight more easily and this will put more strain on their joints and organs, which can lead to wide range of medical issues.
Here are just a few of our favourite dog food for large breeds, all of which have been specially designed for their needs.
This hypoallergenic recipe is highly nutritious and easy to digest, developed to offer ample protein and energy for a larger breed.
This great tasting recipe is full of vitamins and minerals that will help to boost the immune system. It is hypoallergenic and easy to digest, as well as bursting with flavour.
This complete and balanced recipe is made with natural ingredients and is gluten free. It contains omega 3, prebiotics and antioxidants that will help your dog to grow big, strong and healthy.
Browse our current range of large breed dog food today.