To stay fit and healthy, dogs require a balanced diet, incorporating up to 37 'essential' nutrients. It’s also a legal requirement that owners provide an appropriate diet for their pet.
What is a balanced diet?
A balanced diet varies on their breed, age, condition and lifestyle, but always needs to contan the right mix of nutrients, which broadly belong to the following six groups:
Proteins | Fats & oils | Minerals | Vitamins | Carbohydrates | Water
The best way to ensure that your dog gets a balanced diet is by giving them complete commercial foods like Webbox. We do an enormous amount of research and development over years to provide optimum nutrition.
It’s important to consider the dog’s stage of life when choosing the right food. This means feeding them the right food at different ages, as their needs change. Webbox has complete foods for the individual needs of puppies, adult dogs and seniors – plus those with specific dietary requirements.
• THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP - always ensure your dog has access to fresh, clean water.
• It’s usually best to feed adult dogs twice a day, though puppies may need less food more often.
• Always read the feeding guides carefully on the packaging.
• Weigh out the correct amount. Overfeeding can lead to obesity and health issues.
• Dry food often comes in resealable packaging - otherwise store in an airtight container after opening.
• Owners love giving treats as much as dogs love getting them, but always be responsible and adjust meal amounts as necessary.
• Be sure to keep food and water bowls clean, periodically replacing plastic bowls.
• Your vet is always the best source of feeding and nutrition advice. If in doubt, ask!
Bones should always be given to dogs under supervision as they can be a choking hazard. Ask your vet before giving them raw bones. Webbox has a number of tasty treat alternatives to bones.
Overfeeding or giving your dog food that is not meant for them has serious consequences for their health and wellbeing. There are many foods that we find delicious (and dogs do too), but that are harmful and potentially toxic. Giving pets food meant for humans also leads to obesity.