As the seasons change, dogs have different calorie needs. When raising dogs indoors and outdoors, dogs have less heat demand in summer and more demand in winter.
Don’t just feed the same kind of food during the year, change the food according to the season and the condition of the body, so as to ensure the healthy growth of the dog.
(Spring) Seasonal food intake begins to warm up by 10% compared to winter
After winter, no more calories are needed, but dogs The appetite does not drop dramatically, so be careful not to let it eat too much.
Snacks are the root cause of obesity. If you want to give your dog a snack, you can only feed it to the meat and it will be counted as part of the food. The amount of food should also be reduced to 90% of the winter food intake.
As the temperature and humidity increase, the food is prone to mildew and should be placed in a sealed container and kept in a well ventilated place.
(Summer) season of loss of appetite, regular weight
Dogs are very afraid of heat, and their appetite will drop in the summer, which is to reduce fat To survive the normal physiological phenomenon of heat, so don’t worry.
But 1 month to give the dog a weight, if the weight is reduced by 10%, it means that the dog’s body is out of order.
If in the summer, the dog’s appetite is still very strong, it is necessary to prevent it from getting fat. A sharp reduction in food intake can make it very irritating, so mixing low-calorie foods will help to control food intake.
(Autumn) The season of appetite should prevent obesity
Not only humans, dogs have a strong appetite in the fall, this is for the winter And the normal life of subcutaneous fatRational phenomenon. If you eat too much, you will still get fat. If the dog’s weight rises straight and can directly feel its fat, it should be given weight loss in time. You don’t have to reduce your food intake when you lose weight. As long as you mix some cabbage in your dog’s food, you can adjust high-calorie foods into low-calorie foods. When the weather is good, let it do a lot of exercise and help prevent its obesity.
(Winter) Appetite to add water during the season of appetite
In winter, to accumulate subcutaneous fat in a large amount of body temperature, the appetite of the puppy is extremely strong, plus the amount of exercise It also increases, so it should gradually increase its food intake. Eating too much can cause obesity, and it should be weighed regularly and tested for fat. In addition, the heating will dry the indoor air, and fresh water should be prepared frequently to prevent dog mouth.