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Dogs need different diets at different ages

Dogs need different diets at different ages. Yes. This is true. For example, the puppy needs milk as the major food item while an adult dog may need beef or chicken in addition to the boiled egg and milk. So depending on the age factor, the diet schedule varies in reality for the dogs like any other species.

Puppies need greater amounts of protein, fat and carbohydrates than an adult dogs.  Furthermore, puppies need more frequent feeding schedules in a day, unlike an adult dog. The movement based requirements of diet are more in the case of puppies, since they are often more active than the adult dogs.

Elder dogs need restricted protein but the protein needs to be easily digestible and easily assimilated in the body.  The diet schedule should have ample supply of water for them. Feeding aged dogs too much protein may finally lead to over burden to the renal structures and ultimately, the dog may end up damaging filters in the kidney.

This is true especially when the immune system of these dogs is compromised due to many factors.  Similarly, the elderly dogs need less food only because the movements of the adult dogs are highly restricted and hence, they have to spend a limited of energy.

Female dogs in the pregnancy stage need not be fed a full stomach since it may cause some discomforts to the animal. However, the pregnant animal and the nursing animal need special type of food items that deliver a balanced type of nutrition with proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals.

The nursing animal with puppies need to be fed with enough amounts of calcium and hence, there will not be any calcium based deficiency and the bones of the puppies will be strong without any curving. 
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Jun 27, 2008 | 0 | Looking after your dog

It’s a Tough Life for Some

Today’s funny dog video features Flower, the Chihuahua who is pretty cute and pampered in her little pink bed..

 

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Jun 25, 2008 | 0 | Funny Videos

Dreaming Pup

In today’s funny dog video you’ll get to see an adorable six month old Boxer dreaming. Wouldn’t it be great to know what they’re dreaming about..
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Jun 17, 2008 | 0 | Funny Videos

Skateboarding Dog

This funny dog video shows Tillman the skateboarding bulldog doing his stuff.

This dog just loves the skateboard and carries it around with him everywhere. Apparently he just picked up the board one day and taught himself..

This is Tillman in the iphone commercial enjoying a day of skateboarding at Venice Beach.
This dog just loves the skateboard and carries it around with him everywhere. Apparently he just picked up the board one day and taught himself..

This is Tillman in the iphone commercial enjoying a day of skateboarding at Venice Beach.

 
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Jun 10, 2008 | 0 | Funny Videos

Dreaming Dog Sleep Talking

Today’s funny dog video captures a dog just when it starts to dream. The dog’s name is Shiba and she is obviously dreaming of something interesting..

Ever heard a dog sleep talking.. or barking? If not, check out this video:

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Jun 04, 2008 | 0 | Funny Videos