When should You Start Giving Dog Food to Puppy?

When should You Start Giving Dog Food to Puppy?

 

What is the right time to switch my puppy to dog feed? Can I feed him on commercial dog foods? Will this be beneficial for his health? All these questions start bothering you when you become anew pet parent. Making a best diet plan and giving him the right meal at every age group is the best way to show your love and affection for your puppy.

German shepherds in Malaysia usually start taking dog feed diet after six months but this varies from dog to dog you need to be sure that what is the best meal for you little puppy at every age. Dog food in Malaysia provides value as well as comfort to the pet parents by delivering best quality food for your dog at every age group.

Generally, a puppy can start feeding on commercial dog food when he has reached to maturity age of his own breed. But this is not fixed for every puppy it can vary from breed to breed. A puppy is at the stage of growing his bones and organs never rush on feeding him the dog food early. It can not only harm his health but can bring many issues in his growth. If your dog does not have a proper growth he will lack in many traits an active and healthy dog should have.

When you are selecting meal for your puppy you need to be sure that it is certified by the animal health authorities. Moreover, you need to know the two kinds of dog nutrient profile as the one is growth and other is adult maintenance. The one with growth is specially composed of the nutrients required for a young puppy while that of adult maintenance is designed for adult dogs who have crossed the age of growth and development.

What to do if a dog food label says it is for both stages? If the dog food is certified by animal food authorities and labels that it is for both growth and adult stage, then you can feed your puppy the right amount mentioned on … Read the rest

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Types of Ruminant and Nutritious Livestock Feed

Having the knowledge of animal feed is very important for the success of your farm business. For a rancher, can succeed when successfully built a large farm, have a lot of livestock and have great results as well. Are you too?

Types of Ruminant and Nutritious Livestock Feed

Indeed, to breed is not as easy as we imagine. It takes true knowledge, experience, and persistence as a rancher. With it, you can run the farm better, grow rapidly and get results as you and other breeders want.

With the right knowledge of feed, then we can focus on what we want to improve.

Animal Feed Material

Indeed many types of food that we can use for animal feed. But in general, animal feed ingredients there are 5 types, coarse feed, reinforcing/concentrate feed, minerals, vitamins, and supplementary feed.

Rough Feed

Rough feed is a large-volume feed but the weight of each unit of its volume is low. Foods that include rough feed can be derived from forages, among others:

  • Grass can grass field, grass plants, grass Bengal, lawn grass.
  • Leaves of Leguminosae.
  • The rest of the crops such as straw, rice straw, soy straw, corn straw, and groundnut straw.

Animal feed from forage has a crude fiber content of about 18% but has a low energy content. Forage that is a good source of nutrients is forage containing crude protein as much as 20% total dry ingredients such as leguminous/nuts.

Meanwhile, feed on the rest of the harvest like straw, only has a crude protein content of about 3-4% dry matter. From green fodder from high-quality leaves and grasses, livestock such as cattle can only produce 70% of their supposed capability.

However, the rough feed is necessary for ruminants. Because it has high coarse fiber to stimulate the rumen and determine the milk fat content.

Reinforcing Feed (Concentrate)

Reinforcing or concentrate feed is animal feed which has low crude fiber content, which is below 18%. The main nutrients of concentrate feed are energy and protein. There are two concentrate differences, namely, concentrate as a source of energy and as a source of protein.

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