Feeding An Akita
is central tits health and well being. The kind of food dogs thrive on varies from one breed to another. There is no single diet that will do for every dog. The health and wellbeing of your dog depends largely on the diet you are feeding an akita. With this in mind it’s common sense that you will ensure your Akita gets the kind of diet suited to the breed. If you are feeding an akita the same diet as you used to feed your old bulldog then don’t be surprised if the Akita does not thrive.
Feeding An Akita
When the Akita was used for a hunting dog it engaged in hard strenuous activity and required lots of energy foods. It’s primary meat source was deer, bear, wild boar and fish. Rice was its main source of carbohydrates. The main vegetables that the Akita ate were; greens and tuber roots. Knowing the history of the Akita will help you when it comes to deciding about feeding an akita, and what diet to provide to ensure it remains healthy.
Today the American Akita is used mainly as a domestic pet and guard dog. It no longer chases bears or boars through wild woods so it doesn’t require as much food. A good diet for the Akita is fresh meat and fish along with good vitamin supplements from your pet shop. Feeding an akita is not dificult and doesn’t require any special measures. Akitas love fish and cans of tuna always come in handy for the akita.
Prepare a diet chart for your Akita and take some time doing it. What you feed your Akita will impact on its health. Buy good quality meat for your dog and cook it. Not only will your dog thrive on this, you will also save a lot of money by not having to visit the vet very often. By feeding an akita the right foods it will remain healthy and strong for years. Feed it garbage and you will be in for a whole lot of problems and not just physical problems but mental issues as well.
Diet plays a major role in maintaining your Akitas health and is not something to be taken lightly. Avoid buying cheap food from the supermarket, it’s likely to be full of preservatives. If you don’t want to spend too much time cooking for your Akita, discuss with your breeder the best foods to buy for the dog. Some people swear by a raw food diet. I’ve never tried this so can’t comment
Your breeder is an essential source of information for you, don’t neglect him/her. Your breeder will be able to tell you the best kind of diet to give your dog. Your breeder will be happy to help prepare a diet sheet for you to give your dog.
It is often overlooked that diet plays a major part in maintaining your dog’s health. We are well aware of the benefits of a good diet for humans but for some reason we neglect the knowledge we have when it comes to our dog.
A little time spent researching your dog’s dietary requirements will save you a lot of money in vets fees over the long-term and ensure your dog has a happy and healthy life. With a little forward thinking feeding an akita does not take up much time. Once you have a system in place it will become second nature.