Feeding a basset hound: expert advice
It is important to ensure a balance between full feeding and physical activity. Dogs often move around a little, and this is a direct path to obesity. Excess weight, in turn, leads to problems with the spine and limbs.
Think about how you will feed the basset hound, even before it appears in your home. Ask the breeder what the kids were eating. At first, you will have to adhere to the same scheme. The dog is gradually transferred to another type of food.
You cannot focus on the appetite of the basset hound - it is prone to overeating.
Basset Hound Natural Feeding
If you prefer natural basset hound feedingstop at the following products:
- lean meat (raw or cooked, it is better to choose veal or beef),
- low fat cottage cheese
- fermented baked milk
- vegetables (pumpkin, carrots, zucchini, cabbage),
- porridge (rice, buckwheat or oatmeal).
From 2 months you can give boiled eggs (no more than 2 pieces per week).
Boneless boiled sea fish can be given to a basset puppy older than 3 months. She can replace meat twice a week.
You can add vitamin-mineral dressing to the diet, however, consult your veterinarian first.
Do not give basset hound
- waste from your table,
- fried and greasy
- spoiled foods.
Dry food for basset hound
If you choose dry food for basset hound, stay on feed premium and super premium. Read the instructions on the package carefully.
Dry food and natural foods are not mixed.
Feeding should be regular, always at the same time, servings should be the same in volume. It is better to feed the dog after training or walking.
Clean water should be available at all times.
Basset Hound Feeding Frequency
Basset Hound Age
Number of feedings per day
Up to 2 months
2 - 3 months
4 - 6 months
6 to 12 months
Over 1 year old