At Cymroz Great Danes, all our dogs and puppies are fed a raw diet, raw food is free from grains, preservatives, excess amounts of salts, fats & calories, it is high in essentials fatty acids is highly digestible and nutritional, as nature intended.We also include supplements into their diet simply because, the soil which alot of animals graze on, or are fed grain cultivated from,is not what it used to be. Therefore it is a good idea to offer extra nutrients to growing bodies,Supplements to consider include:
Ranvet racing oil (a source of Omega-3 & 6)
Coconut oil (antibacterial and antifungal)
Nutritional herbs (Rose hip)
Probiotics (Green tripe is an excellent source, however we use a daily probiotic to ensure they have it as well as tripe)
Humavyte (a vitamin supplement)
Joint Guard for growing bones.
Tumeric " Golden Paste"
Puppies should be fed 2-3% of their anticipated adult weight. preferably look to see if the puppy gets too fat or too thin and adjust accordingly. You should be able to see the last coule of ribs at the most, if you can see hips or spine, they are TOO thin, if you cannot see the last 2 ribs , and there is no tuck up then there's a good chance your pup is overweight. Overweight pups can develop health/structural problems due to the excess weight on a young growing frame.
All puppies should be fed three times a day,when approximatley 5 months most can tolerate being fed twice a day,however you should be watching your pup and if he/she looses condition then pup needs a lunch time feed again. Great danes should never be fed once a day, they should always be offered two meals a day.
Treats :- when offering treats, consider making your own, or purchasing natural healthy snacks, alot of treats contain fillers such as wheat, starches,additives and sugar, these are not a natural part of your dogs diet.