Beagle is a small-sized dog breed that was bred for hunting small game, more specifically, hare. They also make an excellent choice for a loving family that can provide it with all the love and care.
This article will cover up some of the important things you need to know about feed your Beagle.
Diets for Beagle
For a healthy and happy living of a dog, they need a complete balanced diet. Here is the nutritional need for your Beagle.
Protein: Protein is a very important part of your dog’s diet. For a puppy, there should be 22% of the protein contained as they are in the process of developing. For an adult Beagle, there should be 18% of the protein in their diet.
Fat: Fat is the main source of energy for your dog. Most of the energy they obtain is from fat. The amount of fat that should be on their diet is around 5% to 8%. Any fat more than that can lead to obesity which will invite other serious health diseases.
Vitamins: Vitamins are another important nutrition on your Bagel’s diet. There should be 1% to 2% of vitamins in their diet.
How Much to Feed for Beagle
The amount of food to feed your Beagle completely depends on their age, size, and activity level. The puppy should be fed four small meals per day as they are in the developing stage where they need a proper diet. Set a time for each of their meal so it becomes easy with housebreaking. A scheduled meal also helps your dog to be a better and well behaved.
As they grow older and becomes adult, their meal should be decreased to 2 meals a day, one in the morning and other in the evening. While training them, you can give them treats as a reward which will keep them full. If they are a very active dog involved in physical exercise, you can increase a little amount of food in their meal.
Best Dog Food for your Beagle
Beagle can have both homemade as well as commercially manufactured food as long as it is healthy. While making at home, make sure to put the ingredients that are good for them while taking balance with the nutrients in it. If you are buying a commercially manufactured food, check for the ingredients and quality of the brand.
Here are some commercially manufactured dog food that is best for your Beagle.
- Orijen Puppy Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
- Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Dry Puppy Food
- Blue Buffalo Life Protection Small Breed Dry Puppy Food
- Wellness CORE Grain-Free Small Breed Dry Dog Food
- Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
- Orijen Adult Dog Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Supplements For Your Beagle
Supplements are the alternative when your dog is lacking nutritional need in their body. If they are getting complete balanced nutrition. However, sometime they might be lacking something on their diet which can be completed by providing them with supplements after the recommendation of the vet.
- Fish Oil
- Digestive Enzymes
Human Food that the Beagle Can/Cannot Eat
Some pieces of food from your plate can be of no harm for your dog but sometimes without knowing, you might feed them some food which is great for you but at the same time very toxic for your dog.
- Too much of salt
Why is Your Dog not Eating
- Sometimes your dog might be having a dental problem which is making them hard to chew food. Therefore, check their mouth to see if there is any bleeding gum or decaying tooth.
- Your dog might be sick due to which its appetite is lost. Although sickness does not mean your dog is facing some serious health problems. Take your dog to a vet and know about their sickness.
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