If you are wondering what can be the best food for your Rottweiler, how many times does it need to eat or what is the best option to feed a puppy, we make it very easy for you.
Adapting to the physical characteristics of the breed and its nutritional needs, we have prepared this small guide where you can obtain all the information to feed a Rottweiler.
This information is adapted to puppies and adult dogs with an average daily physical activity, that is, three daily walks and moderate exercise, since this breed is not exactly a lover of exercise.
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Index of contents
- 1 The best commercial feed for a Rottweiler
- 2 How much does a Rottweiler eat daily?
- 3 Food supplements for a Rottweiler
- 4 Natural feeding for a Rottweiler dog
- 5 Can my Rottweiler eat fruit?
- 6 Feeding a Rottweiler puppy
- 7 Rottweiler’s jaws
The best commercial feed for a Rottweiler
We must clarify that “I think” is the name that receives in Spain industrial dog food in the form of small kibbles, in some countries it is called “balanced” or simply “kibbles”.
The Rottweiler is a dog of great size and muscular understanding, however it is not a lover of the sport so we must monitor its diet to prevent it from becoming overweight, something that could greatly harm its joints and general health.
It is essential to choose a feed that contains a large amount of high-quality protein of animal origin, since although it seems strange to you, many feeds include vegetable proteins which are not beneficial for the dog.
So we must read the ingredient label of the feed that we want to buy to feed our Rottweiler, making sure that the first ingredients are always of meat origin (meat or fish), starting from fresh or dehydrated meat.
If on the label we read that the meat is flour, or based on by-products, we should look for another option of higher quality. Another important aspect to keep in mind is the quantity of cereals and legumes, the lower the better.
Some high quality feed brands Recommended to nurture a Rottweiler are:
How much does a Rottweiler eat daily?
Each brand of dog food has its own indications and recommended quantities, so we must stick to the ration recommended by the manufacturer itself.
Although by way of example, if our dog weighs around fifty kilos and has normal – high physical activity, with a high quality feed that provides four thousand calories, we will use about four or five hundred grams a day.
This amount must be divided between all doses, if our Rottweiler eats twice a day, well, half and half, if he eats three times, then a third of the daily dose in each intake.
Food supplements for a Rottweiler
Due to its large size and weight, it never hurts to make sure that our Rottweiler is receiving all the necessary chondroprotectors to avoid joint problems.
Condo protectors are usually included in commercial feed, but if they were not, we can buy them in the form of pills to add to their diet. Depending on the brand we buy, it will be necessary to give one or two tablets a day.
This is the only supplement that may really be necessary to feed our Rottweiler, since the rest of the nutritional needs should be covered with the feed.
Natural feeding for a Rottweiler dog
Is commercial feed the best way to feed our Rottweiler? The answer is clear and emphatic: NO. The best way to feed a dog is through natural products, which is known colloquially as natural dog food BARF.
It consists of giving meats, organs and raw bones to our dog to feed him. We can cook the meat and organs a little if we want, always alone, without salt or spices. But the bones must always be raw, to avoid chipping and causing problems.
It may seem a little strange, but think about it for a moment. What would happen to your health if you always ate industrial food in the form of a kibble just like your dog does? Obviously your health would get much worse, in no time.
That is why we invite you to investigate a bit about BARF natural food, its benefits, its recipes, ingredients, etc … You will be amazed to see that in addition to being much healthier for your dog, it is cheaper than commercial feed.
Can my Rottweiler eat fruit?
The best way to feed a Rottweiler is with fresh and natural products, so obviously you can eat fruit and it is also very healthy for your health.
However, not all fruit is good for dogs, as some fruits can produce laxative effects or contain harmful substances. So we must prevent our dog from eating the seeds or hearts of certain fruits.
Some healthy fruits are:
You can get complete information from: Healthy fruits for dogs
Feeding a Rottweiler puppy
Rottweiler puppies should be fed breast milk until they are two months old, at which point they begin to wean themselves little by little.
From two months to three months of life, we must feed our Rottweiler puppy with specific feed for large breed puppies, softened with special puppy milk, thus making a kind of puree.
In this way it will be easier for you to start eating feed and adapt your digestive system to solid food. From the third month of life we can eliminate milk and use only feed.
It will be when he is six months old and he already has his definitive dentures, when we can start using the natural BARF diet if we consider it appropriate. Introducing it little by little, crushing everything at first to make it easier for him.
In case you weren’t aware, the Rottweiler’s jaws are the most powerful on the planet, exerting more pressure when biting than even those of a Pit bull. The Rottweiler is the most powerful bite dog yet.
This does not mean that it is a dog
that bites, but that it likes to gnaw things to exercise its jaw. A good bone or a special teether for large dogs can be the best option so that while entertaining you, you can exercise your jaw.