Feeding the Rhodesian Ridgeback
If you have the opportunity to feed your dog a natural diet . Feed a mixture of: porridge made of buckwheat and rice (buckwheat 1/3 + 2/3 rice cook in the same pan, add cornmeal, NOT to GIVE millet porridge), meat (preferably raw, not import – there are a lot of preservatives) (500 g per day of meat + 500 gr. cereal for an adult dog). Meat can be replaced with chicken (boiled skinless chicken breast), fish (marine only); heart, boiled lung, udder, raw scar after 6 months. Cooked liver give is very limited.
For the normalization of intestinal peristalsis and proper digestion the dog needs vegetables. A small amount of grated carrot, zucchini, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beets or Apple need to give the dog every day.
Therefore, in the mixture be sure to add chopped vegetables (you can use a mixture of frozen vegetables) and a spoon of vegetable oil, laminaria (dried from the pharmacy on the tip of a knife) optional (improves hair). Not to give the broth cooked with the bones, you can give cooked meat. NOT to GIVE meat, meat only sliced.
The first morning feeding cottage cheese + yogurt, (for adult dogs 300 – 400 gr. cottage cheese + pint of yogurt)
Vitamins. When acne vitamins to cancel. Recommended vitamins SA-37 (powder). Good vitamins firm”8 in 1″ for puppies, for example “CALCIDEE”, EXCEL “DAILY MULTI VITAMIN”. If during the change of teeth the puppy began to set malformed ears (sticking out in different directions), so the body lacks calcium – feeding chalcid (3 tablets 3 times a day, sold in a human pharmacy), and Gelatin darling (sold in pet stores, it also promotes proper formation of bones, joints and tendons), and preferably during this period the ears glued to the plaster.
Also, when natural feeding 2 times a year for a month Ultrafit (manufacturer Happy Dog) or GAG (manufacturer “Canina”).
External signs of excess protein (protein) – eat a lot but thin;
– weak chair clarified; – constantly flowing tears; – excessive nervousness or aggressiveness; – gorbit back; – the bumps (like mosquito bites) on his head, withers, back, croup; – irritation, redness of anus, constantly licks and bites; – constantly smelling and dirty ears, shakes his head, tips of ears, can be broken in blood, scratches his ears, cheeks;
– trying to chew the claws and fingers.
These are the signs of wrong diet or the wrong foods:.
DIET FOR SUFFER FROM HIGH CONTENT of PROTEINS: Vegetable stew: any cabbage, carrots, zucchini, green beans; side dish: rice, salt on the tip of a knife; 300 g of fresh meat daily, 200 g of yogurt per day, 2-4 bones “CLICKY” or “CALCIDEE” Or to use a special diet food: Hills d/d, etc.
If you have no way to feed your Rhodesian Ridgeback natural food, in pet stores you can find a large selection of professional dry food that provides a balanced diet, rich in easily digestible protein, vitamins and minerals. Dry food (in order of preference): Hills, Eagle Pack, Eukanuba, Nutra, Flatazor, Pro Plan. FOR PUPPIES. Puppy food to feed it is desirable to 9 months, then move on to an adult of the same company. Give norm according to age and weight written on the package (it says DAILY rate, which should be divided by the number of feedings). Feed up to 3 months 4 times a day, from 3 to 9 to 3 times a day, after 9 – 2 times a day. Be sure to give the liquid: it can be water, any milk products (kefir, ryazhenka, sour clotted milk, if the fat content exceeds 2%, then dilute with water). You can give vegetables (cabbage and cauliflower, zucchini, pumpkin, carrot, onion, garlic, greens, not to give beets), fruits (apples, bananas, pears, grapes without seeds). Cheese in small quantities (as a treat or encouragement during the testing teams). Protein foods (meat, chicken, eggs) when feeding dry food does NOT GIVE (or possible an Allergy to excessive amounts of protein, which is so much a puppy aft). Do NOT GIVE vegetable or animal oil.
Care puppy Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback often to wash without detergent is possible, but undesirable, as with the shampoo 2-4 times a year my dog only as necessary. Claws, if not Samotechnaya, cut with a special clipper or be filed down, the puppy at least once in two weeks; if the blood was cut claw, sprinkle dry potassium permanganate. And paws wiped after each paddock in summer, and in the rest of the time wash. but it is advisable to wash after a walk and in summer, in winter if your Ridgeback while walking crossing the street with a reagent to treat paws before heading out wax for legs, in this case, after a walk to wash feet with soap or shampoo.
The ears of the puppy and adult dog cleaned 1 time a week lightly moistened in the lotion with a cotton swab thick (lotion without alcohol, for example by “BIO GROOM”); private parts to wash when dirty; the Wool is cleaned to 6 months 1 time per week, after 6 months in a day, over the year – every day, once a month wipe by the following composition: 1 tbsp water + 1 tbsp vinegar + 1 tbsp. spoon alcohol. The cloth or sponge to moisten it, wring it out and RUB the coat is for protection from parasites and its content easier to clean and “Shine”.
Prepare to exit to the street
Do not allow your puppy to pick up the pieces from the floor, the promotion must also pass through the bowl in its place, and sometimes with his hands. Otherwise, Your Ridgeback will be home and street “cleaner”, and it is very unpleasant and dangerous for him and Your health. Sometimes you need to make a “provocation”, dropping a piece of something delicious. When the puppy runs up to the piece loudly topnite foot near the piece of jerky and say “FU”, remove this piece, and in return, in the form of encouragement, put in a bowl or give with other hands or a small piece of biscuit and said “YOU, CLEVER girl”.
Try to drive the puppy on a leash even at home. When first entering the street not to wear a leash. In this case, the dog will look after You, afraid of losing. If you start to walk right on a leash, the fear of losing the dog is out. In this case, You will be walking the dog, trying to catch her. The first time bring the puppy in his arms to place clean exercise and also back home. Then after 3-5 days you should bring it to the point of walking on a leash, walk without a leash, home again, on leash. While walking, don’t stand in one place, do not be distracted by other dogs and their owners, pay all attention to your dog, contact her game (beriti on the street favorite toy), recall, encouragement, affection. The command “come” the dog should be done immediately, work on it at home (with or without a slice). If the command is executed, not even once, still praise the puppy. Repeated repetition will completely trust the puppy to You. These teaching techniques are applied first at home and then on the street.