Experience shows that the dog needs a special diet that is different from the traditional menu of the master’s table. And first of all, the body of a growing puppy requires a large amount of complete protein contained in the tissues and organs of animals. A general lack of protein in food leads to nitrogen starvation, a decrease in the protective function of the immune system, hormonal disruptions, and a slowdown in the growth and weakness of the musculoskeletal system.
The most important source of complete protein is muscle meat. Some owners go to extremes and feed their animals exclusively meat food. However, an excess of protein in food is no less harmful than its lack, as it can cause toxic phenomena in the body, in which the liver and kidneys are most often affected. To maintain health in the diet of domestic dogs, meat should be 25–35% of the total calorie content of the feed. Continue reading
Despite the fact that the Black Russian Terrier is a practically omnivorous breed, it is worth taking the dog’s diet seriously, as improper feeding leads to growth disorders and various diseases.
Nutrition should be varied and balanced. The black terrier, however, like other dogs, best digests and assimilates animal feed (meat, trimmings, offal, poultry, fish, dairy products). Although dogs have an increased acidity of gastric juice (to break down animal proteins), they can also use plant foods. The basis of the diet should be meat products, since food waste from the owner’s table and other plant foods cannot satisfy the dog’s body needs for proteins, fats and trace elements. When these dogs are fed plant food, their skeleton and bones of the extremities are deformed, their coat condition deteriorates.
Raw meat does not contain denatured protein, and raw fat has an ideal chemical composition. Boiled foods lose their nutritional value. Continue reading
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease in animals. They can be sick with birds, cats, mice, rats, minks, foxes, arctic foxes and even humans. Dogs are most susceptible to this disease.
Most often, leptospirosis in dogs occurs at a young age, when the puppy’s immunity has not formed completely. The carriers of the disease can be both domestic and wild animals. In the city, your pet can become infected by mice, rats, stray dogs and cats. In diseased animals, the causative agents of leptospirosis (leptospira) can be found in the lungs, urine, feces, milk, semen, and saliva. Standing out from the body of sick animals, leptospira enter the water, soil, feed, on the litter, leash or collar. The infection enters the dog’s body by entering the mucous membrane of the eyes, through the nasal and oral cavities, after consuming milk from a sick mother. Continue reading