Hunting Dog Feeding Diet
Dogs, by their origin and anatomical and physiological characteristics, are carnivorous animals. In the process of domestication and domestication, a man accustomed them to plant foods along with meat. However, the diet of feeding only one plant food will be inferior, since the proteins found in plant foods are less easily absorbed by dogs than the proteins in animal feed.
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To fully feed dogs, like other animals, their food should contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, mineral salts, and vitamins.


Feeding an adult dog
The average daily need for feeding an adult dog per 1 kg of live weight should be as follows: proteins 4-5 g, carbohydrates 12-15 g, fats 2-3 g. The diet of hunting dogs should be quite high-calorie. Calorie calculation is done by live weight. The larger the dog, the less calories required per 1 kg of live weight.


Calorie needs of each dog vary depending on the physical work performed and temperature conditions. For moderate work and medium conditions it is required: for dogs weighing 10 kg - about 1200 large calories, for dogs weighing 20 kg - 1700, 30 kg - about 2300 large calories. When keeping the dog outdoors in winter, it is necessary to increase the fat supply, and with great physical work - carbohydrates and proteins.


In the diets of puppies, young animals, puppies and lactating bitches, proteins, mineral salts and vitamins are especially important, the absence or insufficiency of which causes stunting, deviations from normal development.