Silken Windhound is an intelligent, graceful, and affectionate dog breed that doesn’t do well in house guards. But are good for families with children because of their friendly nature. They are also interested in agility, flyball, and therapy.

For their healthy life, a properly balanced diet is required for the rest of their life. In this article, you get to know more about their feeding method, diets, and supplements essential for their development and growt.


Protein: Protein is very important in their diet as the ammonic acid present in it helps to develop muscle and tissues repairing their body. Make sure you feed around 23-25% of protein to your puppy and 18% to adult in their daily diet.

Fats: Fats is a great source of energy package that keeps your dog active and energetic. Moreover, the right quantity of fat in their body it keeps their coat, hair, and skin shiny. Feed 10-15% of fat to your dog on a daily basic.

Water: With all nutrition on their diet don’t forget to feed them water as their body contain 50-60 percent of water. Remember to make access of water throughout the day as they thirsty and heated. Keep a cool and clean water around and keep them hydrated.

How Often To Feed Your Silken Windhound

Feeding your Silken Windhound depends on their age, weight, and activity level. Your dog needs a lot of feeding at its puppy phase because of its continuous growing physic. Till they are 4 weeks old, their mother feeds only milk to them for their development. Then, when they are below 3 months, feed 4 meals a day with a moderate amount.

Adult and puppy Silken Windhound together.
Image Source: National Purebred Dog Day

As they are 3 months older, reduce their feeding to 3 meals a day and make sure not to overfeed them. By the time they become an adult, limit their feeding to 2 meals a day. In addition, feed them treat in between their training session. Always take better care of their feeding as too much can lead to obesity which results in several medical problems.

Dog Food For Silken Windhound

There are various dog food available in market so you might get confused over it. However, choose high-quality food and check nutrition enrich package to feed your dog. Here are some dog food we recommend to feed your Silken Windhound.

  • Hill’s Science Diet Dry Dog Food Healthy Mobility
  • Croquettes Royal Canin
  • Purina Pro Plan
  • Taste of the Wild High Prairie Grain-Free
  • Rachael Ray Nutrish Premium Natural Wet Dog Food

Supplements For Silken Windhound

Supplements deliver nutrition that your body is lacking in form of medicine. Along with proper diet and exercise the supplements works wonder. In addition, they increase the fighting ability of your dog throughout their life. If your dog is getting complete nutrition from its regular diet, then supplements are not needed.

  • Antioxidants
  • Glucosamine
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Multivitamins
  • Probiotics
  • Fish Oil

Human Food Silken Windhound Can and Cannot Eat

Every dog owner wants to feed delicious food to their dog that we eat. But before feeing, we must consider what’s good and bad for them. As some human food isn’t for them and can ruin their health. Hence, always check the food before feeding them.

Silken Windhound standing on the ground.
Image Source: U Sushi

Can Eat

  • Apple
  • Watermelon (without seeds)
  • popcorn
  • Banana
  • White Rice
  • Dairy Products
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Blueberries

Cannot Eat

  • Avocado
  • Chocolate
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Caffeine
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Ice-cream
  • Nuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Grapes and Raisins

Why Is Your Silken Windhound Not Eating?

There are many things to consider if your Silken Windhound is not eating properly. However, if they don’t eat for more than 2 days, then take them to vet for proper checkup.

Behavioral Problems

  • Separation Anxiety
  • Travel and unfamiliar surroundings
  • Stress
  • Dietary change
  • Change in Routine
  • Undesirable food
  • Depression

Medical Problems

  • Bacterial, Worm, or viral infections
  • Eating Something They Shouldn’t
  • Injury
  • Dental Problem
  • Broken Bones
  • Ear Infection
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Fleas and ticks

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