The Cocker Spaniel is a breed of hunting dog. It is an active, good-natured and sporting dog. The Cocker Spaniel is a beloved companion dog breed, its readiness to comply and its cheerful mood makes it a great pet to adopt into a family.
To have a healthy and happy pet, it should be given good food, specifically the one that suits its needs. Memory foam dog beds
Just like humans, a Cocker Spaniel’s diet should include protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals, to ensure that the dog is fit and healthy.
Proteins like beef; salmon and chicken (without the skin and bones) can be given to the dog to build strong bones and toned muscles. Proteins can also be found in eggs and vegetables.
Carbohydrates found in rice and fruits give the dog energy, while fiber found in vegetables help with digestion and keeping the bowel regular.
- Essential oil and fats in chicken, animal fats and olive oil can be fed to the dog to protect his internal organs and to maintain a healthy skin. It should however be noted that Cockers are prone to obesity, so the pet’s intake of fats and oil should be carefully managed.
- Vitamins and minerals are also very important for the dog’s health, but should be monitored, because too much of it can cause harm to the pet.
- Flowing from the nutritional needs listed above, the owner of a pet can choose to feed his pet with natural diets which tends to reduce the health problems; packaged natural foods that are free from filters and preservatives; raw bone which unlike cooked bone is safe for dogs. However, veterinarians should be contacted before feeding a dog with raw meat and the raw meat or bone should be thoroughly washed to avoid contaminating bacteria. Homemade foods that are primarily protein with limited plant and vegetable matters and if the recipe contains rice, it should be fed in small quantities.
A well fed dog is a happy and strong dog; therefore, pet owners should always consider the nutritional needs when considering what dog food to buy for his pet.