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I had questions regarding the food i should buy for my St Bernard?

Hello, I am buying a st bernard 70 days old puppy.. i had questions regarding the food i should buy for him? please suggest. in case i give him chicken/mutton- should i boil it.. or add spices?? is rice better or roti?? milk ? dry diet? fluids.. should i be giving him water? this is my first dog.. pls suggest. thanks
By priya · 28 Dec 2011 10:08 am

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By D.chakrabarty · 28 Dec 2011 2:03 pm
i got a 50 days old pup, my vet suggested to give royal canine for a week and then we shifted to home made food that is boiled chicken and rice, some veggies, panner, biscuits and sometimes mutton also i gave him eggs occassionally. u will get the complete feeding guide frm ur vet. yes fresh drinking water must be available to the pup at all time. and do not give milk as some pups might have allergies to it. i fed a powdered suppliment which contained milk and my pup had a very suddent bout of bloody diarrhoea. so dont take a chance dont give milk but u might go for other dairy products like yoghurt and paneer in moderate amounts. also fish can be given in moderate quantity. the idea is to introduce the puppy to all sorts of animal protein and some plant matter slowly. sudden change of diet may cause stomach upsets. rice is better compared to roti as its easily digestible.
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By Rajesh Raghupathy · 28 Dec 2011 4:42 pm
Hi. Check with the breeder what was the food the puppy was into before you bought it.
Mix that food with the food you have planned initially for a week to have a slow transition. Eg: 80:20, 70:30, 50:50: 30:70, 20:80, 100% on the 6th day. this will avoid stomach upsets. As said in the previous comment feed yogurt instead of milk which is a probiotic. Remember Wolves and Dogs are basically carnivores. So meat is compulsary to have a healthy dog. I m not a big fan of kibbles as even the best which the vet recommends have not been good on my dogs. So i feed them Raw these days in PMR model. Rice is always better than wheat or corn as they are harmful for dogs. Strictly no to spices, onions, raisins and chocolates. Garlic in very small qty eg: for a 2 months old half a clove once a month will help to repel ticks and fleas. too much garlic can make the dog anaemic. Water should be available for the dog anytime. I hate Pedigree. If you are feeding non-veg start with chicken which is a bland food. once ur pup's stomach adapts to it, slowly make a shift to other sources of meat. Try to give uncooked bones to dogs as they are easy to digest and are necessary for a strong bone growth for ur pup. Cooked bones can splinter with sharp edges which is not safe for the pup.
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By rahul vashisth · 30 Dec 2011 11:14 pm
i have 3 st.bernard puppies n i am giving them puppy large breed of pedigree with some yoghurt n some other vitamin n calcium supplements pedigree puppy large hv the highest protien quantity i.e 32 percent minimum n give him some rice also n give him treat which r nutritius dnt evr giv him choclate it can kill him .n never give ur dog bones to eat whether its cokked or not instead for calcium need give them supplements
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By Navjot Singh · 31 Dec 2011 10:01 pm
You can feed either chicken or minced meat depending on your pocket. I feed chicken as it's cheaper than lamb. You can feed boneless chicken comprising chicken chest and liver. I recommend feeding boiled chicken mixed with rice as it's highly digestable and won't upset his stomach. Also, yogurt is very good for dogs as it has good bacteria which fasten digestive process.
Sweets, spices, salt are things your dog should always stay away with.They should either be absent or contained in insignificant quantities.
You can feed rotis but make sure it's given not very frequently. Dogs don't have enzymes to digest milk. Lactose intolerence can cause sever stomach problems in dogs.
Like humans, dogs also drink water to remain alive so always keep fresh drinking around.
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By Rajiv kataria · 01 Feb 2012 6:14 pm
Dear friends hello your dog food suggestions are very good. can somebody give me d daily home made food chart for my 8month rott. i can afford. i m new with dogs. Thanx
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