Life long nutrition for your dog.

Written by Jon Dunkerley

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Total Daily Ration 57 wks of life = 14 ¼ months 75%, 25% 100% 58 wks of life = 14 ½ months 50%, 50% 100% 59 wks of life = 14 ¾ months 25%, 75% 100% 60 wks of life = 15 months 0%, 100% 100%

Now that phase two of my nutrition plan is complete, I need to move to phase three, which isrepparttar adult phase of life. I have always been a believer inrepparttar 125675 commonly used phrase, “you are what you eat” and with this in mind, I have researchedrepparttar 125676 wide selection of adult dog food found on today’s’ market and in doing so have come across a company that goesrepparttar 125677 extra mile in regards to their research, dedication, and determination to providerepparttar 125678 best adult dog food onrepparttar 125679 market. Royal Canin, a dog food manufacturer based in Europe, stands head and shoulders above all other food manufacturers based on their track record, attention to detail, testimonials, and their determination to providerepparttar 125680 best diet possible for any given breed. Yes, this company has started to provide specific diets for specific breeds based onrepparttar 125681 differing needs that different breeds incur.

Knowing this fact, made it impossible for me not to choose this manufacturer to provide my Labrador with a life long healthy diet. Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula coupled with love an allrepparttar 125682 affection I can give, will provide my Labradorrepparttar 125683 optimum foundation for a long healthy mischievous life. (I can’t wait!) Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula Unlike other similarly sized dogs,repparttar 125684 Labrador tends to have less muscle mass, and an ability to gain weight just by looking atrepparttar 125685 food dish. When you combinerepparttar 125686 “labrador beg” which usually wins him something fromrepparttar 125687 human supper table, withrepparttar 125688 lazy metabolism and chronic greed ofrepparttar 125689 Labrador, you getrepparttar 125690 “porky Labrador.” This obviously is bad news and can promote numerous disease factors such as bloat, obesity, poor joints, etc. Taking all these factors into account, Royal Canin set out to develop a specifically formulated food forrepparttar 125691 Labrador retriever. They determined that by Promoting high protein and low fat,repparttar 125692 Labrador would receiverepparttar 125693 building blocks to a well balanced diet and would be most likely to hold a proper bodyweight in relation to their specific height and activity level.

Ingredients List

Chicken meal, brown rice, corn gluten, oatmeal, barley, brewers rice, chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural chicken flavor, beet pulp (sugar removed), cellulose, fish oil, zeolite, soya oil, potassium chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, salt, choline chloride, chicory extract, borage oil, taurine, calcium carbonate, inositol, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, L-carnitine, glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, calcium pantothenate, marigold extract, tyrosine, zinc oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), rosemary extract, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), zinc proteinate, iron sulfate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, manganese proteinate, folic acid, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, biotin, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis, Feeding Method Ingredient Percentage Crude Protein 30% Crude Fat 13% Crude Fibre 5.7% Moisture 10% Vitamin E 600mg/kg Vitamin C 300mg/kg L-Carnitine 200mg/kg Lutein 5mg/kg Glucosamine 780mg/kg Chondroitin 220mg/kg Feeding Method Calories Per Cup Portion Controlled 293 Amount Fed Daily Calorie Intake 2x 3 cup 879x2 = 1758 Advantages

- Contains numerous skin and coat conditioners to help maintain a nice healthy shiny coat

- Contains antioxidants such as glucosamine and chondroitin to aid in joint maintenance

- Contains taurine which has been proven to aid in heart health

- A high protein level allows for muscle mass maintenance

- Specific components when combined together have been proven to slow downrepparttar 125694 aging process. Some of these include; vitamins C and E, taurine, zinc, selenium, chondroitin, and other antioxidents

- Meets all standards provided byrepparttar 125695 Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) The final stage of my nutrition plan is based onrepparttar 125696 nutritional requirements for my dog when he becomes a senior. (9-10 years of age) Although we do not like thinking of our dogs one day becoming seniors, getting old is one of life’s few guarantees and it is because of this fact that we need to look out forrepparttar 125697 well being of our pets when they reach this point of their lives.

After researchingrepparttar 125698 hundreds of possible senior based dog foods, I have decided to keep my Labrador onrepparttar 125699 Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula. I have decided this because this food has allrepparttar 125700 necessary components that senior dogs need and I feel that my Labrador will do very well on this food in his elder years. Also by not switching food, I avoidrepparttar 125701 potential of temporary setbacks duringrepparttar 125702 transition from adult to senior foods. Advantages

- We all know that as dogs get older, they tend to spend more of their time sprawled onrepparttar 125703 couch: therefore, by feeding my couch potato Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula, his fat intake will remain low and his protein intake will remain high to help him retain his muscle mass

- Joint protection will be aided byrepparttar 125704 presence of glucosamine and chondroitin

- In order to aidrepparttar 125705 digestive tract chicory extract has been added to help regulate this vital body system. (fructo-oligosaccharides) Has your dog been a really good boy lately???

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Written by Dean Erickson

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As with physical characteristics, every dog has its own personality beyondrepparttar characteristics of its breed. Get to know your dog a little before you decide on its name.

3. Choose a dog name according to your pet's breed.

Do you have a German shepherd or Labrador? Do you have a Maltese Terrier or Poodle? These breeds are traditional breeds and we've come to associate them with specific types of names inspired by their appearance and pedigree. Golden retrievers are often called Sunny or Goldie. Pure breed dogs tend to demand more impressive names, while strays tend to be given cuter names.

5. Choose a dog name according to your interests.

You may be a classics scholar or a music lover. You may like fast cars or a certain world city. Maybe you want to choose a name for your dog that's related torepparttar 125674 hobbies and interests that inspire your life. Maybe you read Horace? That's an impressive name for an impressive dog. Maybe your all-time favorite city inrepparttar 125675 world is Sydney? Then call your dog Sydney. This is one way of ensuring a unique dog name that has extra significance for you.

Remember: dog names should be no more than one or two syllables. They should not sound similar to other names withinrepparttar 125676 family and should definitely not sounds like commands. Remember thatrepparttar 125677 name will last forrepparttar 125678 term ofrepparttar 125679 dog's life, so try to think ahead and be certain thatrepparttar 125680 name you choose will suitrepparttar 125681 dog (and you) inrepparttar 125682 years to come.

Dean Erickson. Journalist, and web site builder Dean Erickson lives in Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.

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