Caucasian Dog Diet – how to feed Caucasian dogs

       1. Dogs cannot eat for a long time. ***It is rich in vitamin A, and it is beneficial and harmless to eat it occasionally. However, if you take it as the main food every day for a long time, it may cause excessive vitamin A or even poisoning. Excessive vitamin A may affect the absorption of calcium in the intestine and the metabolism of calcium in the body, resulting in calcium deficiency in dogs, especially in young dogs.

       2. Dogs can not eat onions, onions and other kinds of food. Some dogs eat this kind of food can cause hemolysis of red blood cells, the phenomenon of urine blood, although the principle is not very clear now, but can be determined to be related to a certain substance in onion food.

       3. Dogs should not eat seafood and other allergic food. Dogs may be allergic to many foods. Depending on the severity of individual symptoms, redness, irritability, or systemic pruritus may occur around the mouth, allergic papules on the skin, and allergic diarrhea may occur.

       4. Dogs should not eat high sugar, high fat, high salt food. High sugar, high-fat food is easy to make dogs fat, and obesity is easy to induce a series of diseases, such as fatty liver, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease and so on, damage the exercise, circulation, reproductive system. When the dog enters the old age, these diseases will threaten the dog’s life.

       5. Dogs can not eat raw eggs, raw protein contains a protein of ovalbumin, it will exhaust the body of Caucasian dogs vitamin H, resulting in vitamin H deficiency. Caucasian dogs can shed hair, weakness, growth retardation, skeletal deformity, etc. However, cooked eggs are a great snack for Caucasian dogs and can be fed to them in moderation.

       6. Puppies do not drink milk, Caucasian dogs do not digest lactose lactase, drinking milk will cause diarrhea.

       7. Caucasian dogs can’t eat chocolate, cola, ice cream and bones. The specific reasons are as follows!

       What do you know about the habits of Caucasus life?

       Caucasian dog is a kind of brave, intelligent and determined guard dog. It has a distinctive head and expression. Its massive, strong body, wedge-shaped head and deep set eyes combine to give it a bear like appearance

       The Caucasian dog is gentle and obedient to its owner. His innate defensive reaction and territorial awareness make him suspicious of strangers or other dogs. Their character is stable and even peaceful. But when they defend their herds, their families and their property. They are fierce, swift and light. This kind of dog matures slowly and is stubborn. Good social practice and patient skill training can reduce Caucasian suspicion and aggression towards strangers or dogs, and enhance the judgment ability of adult Caucasus. The Caucasus can endure harsh conditions and adapt to a wide range of climates.

       Since Caucasus is a sheep guard dog, it must have a natural defensive nature. Although their appearance shows that they are irritable, they are generally quiet and stable even if they have a little temper. They are well behaved and easy to be accepted by the family, but they are very alert to strangers. Compared with most herding dogs, Caucasus is a relatively cold, less exercise dog. The original purpose of breeding was to let it lie next to the sheep all day long and bark to stop predators. Because most predators are nocturnal, you can see that your Caucasian nighttime activity is more frequent. If a dog is deliberately left outdoors, it must be noted that it is a wary Barker and will warn everything that enters its territory. Don’t let the habit of lying down confuse them. They seem to be dozing off in place, but with a little interference, they will soon be refreshed, and the vast majority of Caucasian movements will be surprisingly fast


       I found several foreign Caucasian dog farms forum, there are a few good articles, but they are all in English. I selected a few. They are about feeding, training and immunity. The article is longer, first translate a about feeding. For your reference. Gao Jie, some concepts in this article which are different from your previous posts, you should also have a critical look, brainstorming, ha ha, All for the Caucasus

       There are good foreign language love high copper, free to find some articles translated and posted ah. About the Caucasus now popular a lot of ideas, all take here to discuss, will always find the most appropriate specific situation of our country. On raising high we can’t compare with Russia, we can’t lose to other countries

       In addition, copper, because the article is my translation, if you like or reprint, please indicate that it is transferred from this forum

       The best companies sell ideas, and the best dog farms can’t just sell dogs. Ms. Gao, if you have time, you can sort it out and add some specific feeding. Training cases are the book. If you have your own book, it will be different from other dog farms

       “BARF” stands for “bones – and – raw – food.” We highly recommend two fascinating and important books written by veterinarian Dr. Ian Billinghurst: Give Your Dog a Bone and Grow Your Pups on Bones. Now there is a new book by Billinghurst: The BARF Diet. Here at Courageous Caucasians, we try to follow this philosophy almost exclusively. Although we do h***e a good-quality dry dog food on hand (for those days when I’m in a hurry or just plain lazy), pups up to two years of age and pregnant or nursing moms always get raw meat, bones and/or vegetables for their meals. During the cold months of winter/early spring, our dogs feed on the carcass of an animal that has died – a frail calf, cow that has died in childbirth, etc., a “smorga***ord” of the most natural food of all.

       “Barf” is the acronym for “bone and raw food”. We highly recommend two books by Australian doctor Ian Billinghurst, the “bones for your dog” and “feeding your dog with bones”. Now Dr. ain has written a new book, the barf recipe. Now let’s talk about the feeding of Caucasian dogs with the help of this book. Although we have good quality dry dog food on hand for my busy or lazy days, we feed raw meat, bones and vegetables to puppies within two years and pregnant or nursing mothers. In the cold winter or early spring, we feed them the carcasses of animals, including some weak animals and cattle that died at birth. It’s like a buffet of the most natural food.

       As ranchers say around these parts, “As long as there is a dead animal around, I don’t feed my dogs.” Does this seem crude to some of you “city folks”? Let me tell you there is nothing more natural. The stomach contents are not just run through a food processor, they are just as a wild dog, coyote or wolf would eat – digested by the prey animal itself. The exercise of pulling, gnawing and ripping the meat and crunching the bones is great for building and maintaining muscle tone, again, as nature intended. Never are coats so shiny or teeth so white as when feasting on a downed animal.

       As the farmer in our neighborhood said, “I don’t feed my dog as long as there are dead animals nearby.” Isn’t that cruel to you city people? But I’m telling you there’s nothing more natural. The food in their stomachs is not just like that in food processing machines. They eat animal carcasses as naturally as dogs, wolves and coyotes eat other prey, and even as their prey eats other things to survive. Dragging, biting, chewing, tearing up muscles, and breaking bones are indispensable exercises for dog muscle formation and maintenance. And, naturally, if dogs are fed by dead animals, their fur will be very shiny and their teeth will be healthy and white.

       In fact, the BARF diet is what dogs h***e eaten for several hundred thousand years!

       How old to start a puppy on the BARF diet? Our pups are weaned on chicken wings and necks. At 3-1/2 weeks old, the puppies get to gnaw on and fight over them. They also get raw lamburger or hamburger mixed in with shredded raw veggies or fruits, various natural supplements (cod liver oil, kelp, brewers yeast, etc., etc.) moistened with raw milk. Their mom, still nursing her puppies, eats the left-overs.

       In fact, the so-called “barf diet” has been the staple food of all dogs for hundreds of thousands of years. When did you start feeding your dog the barf recipe? Our puppies have been feeding chicken wings and necks since childhood. In three and a half weeks, the puppies began to scramble to break the wings and neck. We also feed them raw hamburgers or hamburger mixed vegetable and fruit fragments, and we also feed natural foods mixed with milk (sturgeon liver oil, brown algae, beer yeast, etc.) to supplement our nutrition. Their mother will continue to feed them and eat what they have left over.

       Since the 1930’s the health of the dog in the western world has gradually declined. This decline in health, particularly the skeletal health of pups and the reproductive health of their parents, has paralleled marked changes in two vital aspects of canine management: Firstly, our dogs h***e suffered an unprecedented change in their eating habits with the introduction of commercial dog food. Secondly, there has been a gradual change in the sort of exercise our dogs h***e been allowed. Our dogs’ exercise which used to consist of free running over large areas, play and eating exercise, has gradually changed to forced and inappropriate exercise together with a complete lack of eating exercise. This quote is from Dr. Ian Billinghurst from his book Grow Your Pups On Bones.

       “Since the 1930s, the physical fitness of dogs in the western world began to decline slowly. This physical decline, especially in the dog’s skeleton and large dog’s reproductive capacity. This physical decline is also closely related to two fatal changes in dog domestication: first, our dogs began to experience unprecedented dietary changes, mainly the widespread use of commercial dog food; second, our dogs’ previous training included free running, playing and hunting training on a large scale, but today’s dogs can only carry out forced No Proper training, as for hunting training, is completely missing. “The above is quoted from Dr. ain’s book” feeding your dog with bones. “.

       Commercial dog food cannot even begin to duplicate the dog’s natural diet, and should never be regarded as complete and adequate.

       Commercial dog food should not be used as a substitute for natural dog food, and commercial dog food should never be considered as a fully nutritious dog food.

       Reasons: Commercial dog food is…

       ¡¤ Based on grain and low-quality ingredients,

       ¡¤ Low in digestibility and nutritional value,

       ¡¤ Cooked with extremely harsh methods which destroys vitamins, enzymes and anti-oxidants and changes nutrients into unusable forms,

       ¡¤ Contains chemical preservatives, rancid and/or damaged fats and other toxins,

       ?? Contains excessive amounts of calcium, protein, salt, fat and calories,

       ¡¤ Deficient in essential fatty acids,

       ¡¤ Does not allow for the eating exercise which is important for maintaining the skeletal and muscular systems, in short, a whole-body exercise.

       The reasons are as follows: commercial dog food:

       1. The main components are grains and other low-quality components.

       2. Low value in nutrition and digestibility.

       3. Because it is cooked by the fastest method, the vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants are destroyed, and the nutrients are also destroyed into structures that can not be absorbed.

       4. It contains chemical residues, rotten oils and fats, and other pathogenic toxins.

       5. It contains excessive calcium, protein, salt and calories.

       6. The content of important fatty acids is insufficient.

       7. Deprived of the dog’s feeding training, which is very important for the growth of the dog’s bones and muscles.

       Regarding cooked food, Billinghurst concludes, “When food is cooked, it retains sufficient nutrients to keep your dog alive with no obvious immediate problems. It does not, however, allow your dog to h***e a long, healthy, trouble-free life. Cooked or commercial dog food is responsible for much ill health including cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, arthritis, pancreatic disease, etc. In short, dogs fed on cooked foods live shorter, less healthy, more miserable lives.

       As for cooked food, Billinghurst concludes: “feeding cooked food can provide enough nutrition for your dog to survive without obvious immediate problems. But this will make your dog unable to enjoy a long, healthy, disease-free life. Cooked food or commercial dog food is responsible for many health problems, which can lead to many diseases including cancer, kidney disease and heart disease. In short, dogs that live on cooked food have shorter lives, poorer health and more miserable lives.

       NEVER, NEVER feed your dog COOKED bones!!! Cooked bones are extremely dangerous. Cooked bones are the ones that are most likely to be caught in the mouth, to pierce the intestines, to set like concrete in the large bowel. Cooked bones can be potentially fatal to dogs. Raw bones, on the other hand, are digested and contain the essential minerals in natural form.

       Always, always feed your dog cooked bones!!! Cooked bones are especially dangerous. Cooked bones are more likely to be stuck in the mouth, piercing the esophagus and affecting defecation. Cooked bones are a potential indicated threat to dogs. But on the other hand, raw bones are easy to digest and provide important minerals for dogs to grow in a natural way.

       An added BONUS: Your dogs will h***e the cleanest, whitest teeth without brushing! I used to think — “Yeah, right. How can bones clean teeth?” But proof is in the pudding. One day my hu***and Jim told me, “You know, I never really thought about it before, but Czara’s teeth look as pearly white as a puppy’s.” And she’s eight years old and has never had her teeth brushed. Now, when we do feed dry dog food, I notice my dogs’ teeth getting a bit dingy looking. Not to worry. Just switch back to BARF, and after a few days of eating raw meaty bones, they’re clean again.

       The other benefit is that your dog will have the cleanest and whitest teeth without brushing. I used to think, “how do bones clean teeth?” But facts speak louder than words. One day my husband Jim told me, “I’ve never noticed before. Czara’s teeth are as white as pearls, as clean as a dog.”

       But it’s eight years old and has never brushed its teeth. Now, we also feed them dry dog food, and I notice that my dog’s teeth look a little bit dirty. But don’t worry, as long as you switch back to feeding barf, after a few days of bone with meat, your teeth will be clean again.

       How often to feed? Billinghurst mentions that dogs fed on a raw, natural diet often do not cr***e food the way the commercially fed dogs do, are more satisfied with their meals and do not require their food to arrive as frequently. An increasing number of dog owners whose dogs are started on whole raw foods find that they only need to feed their dogs every second or third day. And these dogs are magnificently healthy and happy.

       How often? Billinghurst mentioned that dogs fed raw, natural foods were not as hungry for food as commercial dog food. They ate well and satisfied with every meal without frequent feeding. More and more dog owners who feed their dogs raw find that they only feed them once every two or even three days. And these dogs are growing up healthy and happy.

       A regular fast of one to two days duration every couple weeks will help keep your dog a lean, mean machine. For pups, limit the fast to skipping a meal or fasting for a 12 hour period, every one or two weeks. (Fasting is good for people, too.)

       Stopping feeding regularly for one to two days every two weeks helps keep your dog slim and in good shape. For puppies, reduce the number of feedouts every week or two to one meal or twelve hours. (it’s also good for people to stop eating.)

       Billinghurst’s Ten Secrets of Successful Puppy Rearing:

       Billinghurst’s top 10 tips for successfully feeding puppies:

       ¡¤ First Secret: Heaps of raw meaty bones — 60-80% of total food intake

       ¡¤ Second Secret: Grow your pup slowly, lean and slightly hungry, not at maximum growth rate.

       ¡¤ Third Secret: Feed your pup a wide variety of natural foods.

       ¡¤ Fourth Secret: Feed your pup mostly raw foods.

       ¡¤ Fifth Secret: Feed your pup foods suitable for growth, high in good-quality protein, fats, vitamins and minerals.

       ¡¤ Sixth Secret: Do not base the diet of your pup on raw steak, commercial dog food and calcium supplements.

       ¡¤ Seventh Secret: The only exercise allowed is play (and eating exercise).

       ¡¤ Eight Secret: H***e your pup spend most of his day outside in the fresh air on clean earth and grass, in the sun, with ample fresh water ***ailable.

       ¡¤ Ninth Secret: Diet balanced over time, not by providing balance in every meal.

       ¡¤ Tenth Secret: Is a puppy raised with love, resulting in a strong immune system, a puppy that is “watched,” and fed according to his weight, condition and general health.

       1. Switch to feeding raw bones with meat – 60% – 80% of the total diet.

       2. Let your puppies grow slowly, slim and a little hungry. Don’t let them grow at the fastest speed.

       3. Feed the dog a variety of natural foods.

       4. Basically feed the dog raw food.

       5. Feed your dog the right food for growth, high quality protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.

       6. Don’t feed your dog raw steaks, commercial dog food and calcium tablets.

       7. The only training suitable for puppies is playing (or eating)

       8. Keep your dog outdoors most of the time, breathing fresh air, playing on clean land and grass, enjoying plenty of light, and making sure it has enough water supply.

       9. Generally speaking, the food should be nutritionally balanced, but not every meal should be balanced.

       10. If a dog grows up in a loving environment, it will have stronger immunity. Pay attention to your dog and feed it according to its weight, physical condition and health

       Please be patient and read the following information!! It’s all about the detailed answers to your questions and some of my personal experiences!! I hope it will help you a little bit!! ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£¡£ What dogs can’t eat: alcoholic beverages: can lead to intoxication, coma and even death.

       ***Food: may contain onion powder, can cause dog poisoning (see below onion column). If fed in large quantities, it can lead to malnutrition.

       Fish bone, poultry bone and other meat bone: can cause digestive system obstruction or scratch.

       Cat food: usually high in protein and fat.

       Chocolate, coffee, tea and other foods containing ¡Á: contain ¡Á, theobromine or theophylline, which may cause poisoning in dogs and affect the heart and nervous system.

       Citrus (lemon) oil extract: may cause vomiting.

       Removed fat: can cause inflammation.

       Grapes and raisins: contains an unknown toxin that can destroy. But grape seed extract has this problem.

       Ophiopogon: contains unknown compounds that can cause asthma, rapid heartbeat, elevated body temperature, heart attack and even death.

       Vitamin supplements containing iron: can damage the inner wall of the digestive system, and is toxic to organs such as * * and * *.

       Large amount of food: can lead to vitamin A poisoning, affecting muscle and bone.

       Macadamia: contains unknown toxins that can affect the digestive system, nervous system and muscles.

       ***It can inhibit the nervous system, cause vomiting or change the normal heart rate.

       Milk and other dairy products: some adult dogs and cats lack sufficient enzyme (lactase) to break down lactose. This can lead to diarrhea. Lactose free dairy products are more suitable for pets.

       Moldy and rotten food and garbage: contains a variety of toxins, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea and may affect others.

       Mushroom: contain toxin, can affect a variety of systems in the body, cause shock and even death.

       Onions and garlic (raw, cooked or powdered): contains dimethyl sulfoxide, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Dogs and cats are more vulnerable. Garlic is less toxic than onion.

       Persimmon: Persimmon seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and gastroenteritis.

       Peaches and plums: can cause digestive tract obstruction.

       Leaves (buds) of potatoes, rhubarb and tomatoes; stems of potatoes and tomatoes: contains oxalate, which can affect the digestive system, nervous system and urinary system. It has a greater impact on livestock.

       Raw eggs: contains an enzyme – Anti – biotin protein, will affect the absorption of vitamin H (a group of B vitamins). Can cause skin disease and back hair problems. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.

       Raw fish: may cause vitamin B1 deficiency, cause anorexia, heart disease (or other diseases) sudden, serious can lead to death. If you feed raw fish regularly, you are more likely to cause this.

       Salt: if you eat a lot of salt, it can lead to electrolyte imbalance.

       Thread: can be wound in the digestive system, known as “thread foreign body”.

       Sugar food: can lead to obesity, tooth problems, and may lead to diabetes.

       Leftovers (large quantities): the maintenance of leftovers is not balanced. Even if fed, it should not exceed 10% of the recipe. Fat should be removed from the meat and bones should not be fed.

       Tobacco: contains nicotine, can affect the digestive system and nervous system. It can lead to tachycardia, collapse, coma and death.

       Fermented dough: it can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and even gastrointestinal prolapse……………………….

       About the diet of puppies:

       1. Food for puppies

       (1) Special food for puppies: such as dog food and canned food.

       (2) Milk powder for puppies: there are special milk powder for puppies, or skimmed milk powder. It can be Nestle’s Lido powder, but it’s better to buy it in bags. If it’s a large dog, you can buy it in barrels.

       (3) Egg yolk: the advantage of egg yolk is not only rich in protein, but also contains vitamin A, calcium and minerals which are easy to digest and absorb.

       (4) Meat: Although beef, pig, chicken, etc. are good food, when feeding puppies, they should choose the part without fat, because the fat is easy to deteriorate. But feed cooked meat, not raw meat!

       2. Food not suitable for puppies

       (1) Frozen milk

       (2) Meat with a lot of fat.

       (3) Sour, spicy, salty and other stimulating food.

       (4) Small bones: large and medium-sized puppies can be fed with large bones rich in calcium. Never feed chicken, fish, duck bones, etc.

       (5) Generally speaking, there is no need to feed the dog cakes.

       (6) Chicken liver, etc., poultry viscera do not feed.

       Scientifically speaking, feeding Caucasian dogs to make the right food should be professional dog food. Of course, in order to balance the nutrition of food, we should also properly prepare some fresh meat, fresh vegetables and other food to feed. It is worth noting that these fresh meats, such as beef, mutton, pork, etc., need to be cooked with water before feeding.

       Some good appetite, naughty Caucasus also like to eat snacks, eat human food, or other pet cat food and so on. However, these foods are not suitable for the Caucasus. The research found that the body structure of dogs is very different from that of human beings and other animals. The nutritional requirements of dogs are different from that of human beings and other animals, and the food that the body can adapt to is also different.

       For example, Caucasian dogs can’t eat high salt food, long-term diet will lead to rough body fur, hair loss and so on. In addition, onion, garlic and other food, chocolate, raw and cold food, small sharp bones and so on, these can not be eaten by Caucasus, mild food poisoning, resulting in gastroenteritis and other diseases, serious harm to the life and safety of dogs.

       First, when feeding young Caucasian dogs, they need to develop good eating habits in the process of feeding. Feed the puppies regularly every day, and limit the diet for about 30 minutes each time. Once the time goes by, the food should be removed immediately. Then slowly guide the dog to develop the habit of regular diet, do not appear in general play, eating again.

       Second, feeding young Caucasian dogs requires the preparation of nutritious, comprehensive and balanced food. We know that dogs need a lot of protein, vitamins, minerals, vitamins, water, calcium and other nutrients. To promote the growth of Caucasian puppies, nutritious food is indispensable.

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