Puppy Feeding Guidelines

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Puppy Feeding Guidelines

This article originally appeared in the January 2021 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

For you veteran puppy raisers out there, feeding a puppy has probably become second nature to you. You’ve done it so many times it doesn’t take a whole lot of thought and you’re comfortable they’re getting what they need to thrive. For the ...

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Feeding Dogs with EPI

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Feeding German Shepherds

This article originally appeared in the November 2020 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Feeding as many German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) as we do, we encounter a fair number of dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). For those who deal with it, it can have a significant impact not just on the ability of the dog to ...

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Why No Food Works for Every Dog

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Labrador Retriever Sisters

 

This article originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

As dog people, you probably hear it at shows, online, in the field and at training. If someone isn’t asking about the best dog food, they’re telling you which is the best dog food. It could be a name brand dry food or ...

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3 Great Reasons to Use Hydro 30K Canine Hydration Supplement

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Canine Hydration Supplement

With the weather starting to warm, we thought it would be a good time to cover a topic related to dealing with heat. A lot of dog owners and handlers have heard about drink mixes and other hydration products for their dogs but haven’t been willing to give them a try. Others have tried competitive ...

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Environmental Impact on Canine Dietary Needs

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Working Schutzhund Dog

This article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

To owners and handlers of working and sporting dogs, it probably comes as no surprise that dogs have different nutritional needs depending on their activity level. Obviously when they’re working harder, they burn more calories. When they’re not working as frequently or as strenuously, they ...

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Feeding and Management for Optimal Canine Performance Part 2

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This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Following our previous Feeding and Management article we received some requests for additional details and clarification. In recognition of both the interest and the quality of the inquiry, we wanted to provide a follow-up article addressing the specific questions raised. Keeping in mind that feeding, in general, can be a bit of a balancing act, here’s how we’d try to accommodate some of the questions raised.

Question 1

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