Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Healthy Rottweiler Diet: 5 Tips For The Perfect Diet

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Anna Olson
Mar 26 ·

Looking for a healthy Rottweiler diet is an important part of your ownership of this breed. Substandard diets and foods won’t support your Rottweiler’s healthy weight, skin health, or coat health. This can be a stressful process. Luckily, we’ve made a list of five diet tips to help you get started right.

Feeding Your Rottweiler

Your Rottweiler will thrive best on a high-protein, low-carb diet made with easily identifiable ingredients. Puppies will need slightly more protein and fat than adults, since they are still growing. Balance the amount of calories with how active your dog is, since obesity in this breed can make other health issues worse. Below are five more tips for your Rottweiler’s diet.

1. Look For Meat

Adult Rottweilers should be eating food with 22-26% protein, and that protein should come from meat. Cheaper pet foods often leave out the meat in favor of cheaply produced grains. This is not the healthiest option for any dog. Look at your food’s ingredients. If meat or meat meal is the first ingredient on the list, that food is appropriate for your Rottweiler.

Healthy Rottweiler Diet

2. Avoid Corn, Wheat, And Soy

Although any dog will need some carbohydrates in their diet, corn, wheat, and soy are not the best sources for it in a healthy Rottweiler diet. Look for brown rice, barley, potato, or sweet potato in the ingredients list instead.

Healthy Rottweiler Diet

3. Look For Low Amounts Of Healthy Fat

Your dog’s food should specify where the source of fat comes from. While your Rottweiler will need some fat in their diet, high amounts of fat may lead to obesity. If the fat in your dog’s food does not come from the main source of animal protein, fish oil or flaxseed oil are good sources of healthy fat for them.

4. Work Around Food Allergies

Rottweilers are more prone than other breeds to develop food allergies. They may also have issues with stomach sensitivity. If you notice your pet having negative reactions to their food, like flatulence, skin problems, and coat problems, chat with your vet about a specialized diet.

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5. Avoid Bloat

Bloat is a potentially fatal condition which affects large, narrow-chested dogs like Rottweilers. Feeding a Rottweiler one large meal a day makes them more prone to bloat. Therefore, it’s important to space out your Rottweiler’s meals into two to three smaller ones a day.

 

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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