Australian Shepherd Feeding (Aussie)
In general, the rules for feeding the Australian Shepherd coincide with the rules for feeding other dogs. However, there are features that must be considered.
In childhood, the Australian Shepherd dog should never be overfed: obesity is the cause of improper development of the muscular corset and skeleton.
However, the nutrition of the Australian Shepherd should be balanced and complete.
You can choose both natural feeding and dry food.
Australian Shepherd feeding "natural"
The choice of natural nutrition for the Australian Shepherd suggests the following menu:
- Low-fat meat is the main component of the diet.
- Fish (marine) is a source of phosphorus.
- Cottage cheese is a storehouse of minerals and vitamins.
- Vegetables and fruits are a source of vitamins.
Australian Shepherd Diet Composition
% content in the diet
Meat, meat offal
Cereals and plant foods
Australian Shepherd Dry Food
Dry food is convenient in that you do not need to spend time cooking food, it is convenient to store and take with you on the road. When choosing dry food for the Australian Shepherd, focus on the age of the dog, its weight and the work that it does.
It is better to choose a dry food premium or super premium low-protein class.
Remember that in winter, an Australian shepherd needs a lot of fat, both animal and vegetable.
No matter what you feed the Australian Shepherd, clean, fresh water should always be available.