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07 Keeshonden Feeding




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This article is from the Keeshonden Breed FAQ, by keashoo@ix.netcom.com (Kimberly J. Eashoo).

07 Keeshonden Feeding

When you pick up your puppy, your breeder should tell you what the
puppy has been eating, as well as recommendation as to the best food
and feeding frequency in the future. You should try and follow the
puppy's diet at the time you collect him from the breeder as best you
can, until the puppy is settled in to its new environment. Then you
can gradually change the diet to suit your preferences. Sudden changes
in diet can severely disrupt the puppy's digestive system and cause
gastric distress.

As for the type and "brand" of dog food, basically any reputable dog
food manufacturer provides a dog food that is sufficient to keep a dog
healthy. However, the premium brands of dog food have the advantage
that one can feed the dog less and still get very good nourishment. In
addition, stool size and amount is generally less with the premium dog
foods. Be sure and pick a frequency of feeding, brand, and type of
food to suit your dogs needs. For show or active Kees, something
equivalent to a Science Diet Performance or Eukanuba is in order. For
Kees that go for walks and hikes, a Maintenance formula is usually
best. Consult your breeder and veterinarian for advice.

 

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