Does winter change the dog's diet?

Manage your dog’s food in winter and keep in mind some good tips.

Feeding for dogs

What does it change during the coldest season?

The frigid temperatures of the winter months make our dogs teeth rattle (not only ours).  There is an area of thermal well-being that is between 15 and 25 ° C, within dogs must not defend themselves from the cold or from the hot. Below these temperatures, especially dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors, increase the thickness of the coat and that of the adipose panniculus, to defend themselves from the cold.

The best defense is food.

A complete and balanced diet is what it takes to let  our dog face a good winter. When the temperature drops, the caloric requirement rises and the daily ration needs to be increased. Concerning this, Schesir wet products are a security. Only natural ingredients and quality raw materials. Schesir kibbles are also a very important source of energy. If the meal is complete, nothing else is needed.

Beware of delicious dinners!

During winter season, especially week ends, our tables are more often prepared with delicacy and fatter foodies that sometimes we like to share with our dog. It is an act of weakness that we should not have because some foods are not suitable for our friends.

Here are some treats from which dogs must stay away:

  • Sugar and sweets: the first suspects are them, of course. It is not in the nature of animals to eat sweets and the dog is not far behind. The risks to our friends can be: dental problems, weight gain and diabetes.

  • Dark chocolate: not at all!! Chocolate, all chocolate, and even cocoa, are banned.

  • Bones: no pork ribs, chicken or rabbit bones for your furry friend. Why ? They can easily break and become sharp. The only bones allowed are the head of the femur or the knee of bovine, even if boiled. They are spongy and if they break they do not become sharp splinters.

When winter arrives, you and your inseparable four-legged friend get ready.