Blog posts for February 2018

 

Why should I feed my dog Premium Performance?

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Working Dog

As most farmers know, a good working dog is worth their weight in gold. Whether they are driving sheep or herding cattle, they are hardworking athletes who keep a farm going. It’s not uncommon for them to travel 100km of hill country in a day. To keep these dogs in optimal condition it’s important they are provided with an appropriate diet.

As most farmers know, a good working dog is worth their weight in gold. Whether they are driving sheep or herding cattle, they are hardworking athletes who keep a farm going. It’s not uncommon for them to travel 100km of hill country in a day. To keep these dogs in optimal condition it’s important they are provided with an appropriate diet.

To keep up with the sometimes extreme weather conditions and steep terrain of NZ, ideally they need a high energy but low volume diet. Feeding high volume meals has been shown to be a risk factor for GDV (a twisted stomach). The risk can be lowered by feeding smaller volumes of a higher energy diet.

Traditionally farm dogs have lived on a diet of home-kill meat and bones, with perhaps a few biscuits thrown into the mix. Unfortunately for some, this high bone diet has led to an expensive vet visit which isn’t ideal for the dog, farmer or the vet (who gets the often messy job of sorting it out). Dogs in work need high levels of easily digestible animal protein for strong, healthy, lean muscles and tissue repair. It can be taxing jumping fences and covering all of those miles on the farm! By feeding a good source of high quality protein to maintain muscle mass, injury rates are likely to be lower, ensuring your working dog enjoys an active lifestyle for as long as possible.

Eukanuba™ Premium Performance offers everything a working dog needs for both short bursts of energy, as well as those times where sustained energy is needed throughout the day so they can keep on working. It also helps to maintain strong and healthy teeth.

Certain fibres have been shown to help improve stool quality and promote nutrient adsorption, so working dogs can get the most out of their food. Smaller firmer stools make for a much easier clean up as well. Eukanuba™ Premium Performance utilises beet pulp for this.

With all the hard work of farm life,joints of highly active dogs can experience some wear and tear. By including natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin, Eukanuba™ Premium Performance offers those well used joints the support they need for intense work days.

By feeding these invaluable workers a premium diet like Eukanuba™ Premium Performance, you can rest assured that your canine team are getting everything they need in their food, in order to be the best they can be out on the farm.

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