Those of you who own cocker spaniels will have concerns right now. Right now, you are dealing with a rather sensitive breed that is also quite vulnerable due to its size and temperament. They thrive on affection so you do your utmost to play your part. But it is hard work. Not that you mind, mind you. Nevertheless, those of you who have had to take your dogs to the vet may all have similar horror stories to share, particularly when your pets have reached old age.
Whether the dog is still a puppy or at an advanced adult age, the vets all speak with one voice in regard to placing a lot more emphasis on the cocker spaniel breed’s diet and nutritional requirements. It is much the same for other breeds. Specific nutrients have been mentioned for specific breeds, and these are mentioned on the product labels of recommended dog food brands. So, rest easy in knowing that the best dog food for cocker spaniel breeds is out there for you and your little dog.
Nothing would please you more in now being able to give your dog the long, happy and healthy life it clearly deserves. And, of course, both dog and its master would love to see the back of the vet for as long as reasonably possible. But at the same time, a regular checkup, as prescribed, is still always necessary. Another good space to look out for choice brands suited to your dog breed is the internet. Here, you will be peppered with product reviews, dog blogs and vets’ websites that all offer you useful information on not just recommended commercial food productions, but daily nutritional requirements.
Perhaps some of you are not used to this practice just yet, but by just noting the very basics is quite easy to do. Just remember, for instance, that a cocker spaniel needs seven hundred and forty calories of food per day, more or less, and ideally less. It is important to monitor the small dog’s eating habits to make sure that it is not overfed. The more active dogs can require just over a thousand calories per day. So, you need to take account of your dog’s current daily lifestyle.
And if that needs adjustment right now in order to improve and preserve your dog’s heath, then that should be treated as a matter of priority. It could also mean some lifestyle adjustments of your own. For instance, if your current busy schedule has resulted in less than the recommended dose of walking, then you need to re-examine this area of your life. At the early stages of food monitoring there could be challenges, so be prepared for that.
Some trial and error may be required in regard to daily food sizes. And if the dog is overweight then this monitoring exercise and adjustment becomes all the more important.