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What should sport dog eat?

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by Hellic, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Hellic

    Hellic Pup

    I have 7 and half month old pup.
    I want to have muscular,strong and big dog.
    I wonder which is the best food for growth and muscle-build or nutrition like raw meat and . . .
    What vitamins to give..?
  2. Jstaff

    Jstaff Big Dog

    You can't beat a raw diet in my opinion, particularly chicken, beef and venison
  3. determination

    determination Big Dog

    The size of the dog is in the genetics
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  4. determination

    determination Big Dog

    But raw ,if done properly is the way to go. Rf1 is a good supplement . I wouldn't exercise the dog to hard until it's 2 yrs old. Learn about raw diets, then apply, and adjust to what seems to be the best for your dog.
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  5. determination

    determination Big Dog

    Also a healthy in shape dog will be much more confident and it's posture will reflect that. Which will make it look slightly bigger lol.
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  6. c_note

    c_note CH Dog

    I wouldn't wait til 2 to exercise the dog hard. You can walk them on leash asap, that's exercise whether they realize it or not. At 8-10 months is when I start to do a lil more. By a yr we in the grove. By 2 you should know the dog VERY well.
  7. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    A balance diet. There is no need for supplementation if the diet is well balanced.

    I start working my dogs at 5-6-7-8 weeks old. Of course they do not know they are working. They think they are playing but the joke is on them later in life. Chasing a ball. Fighting a tug. Walking on a lead. Standing on a mill. Making it turn of they want. They are never too young to be introduced to the tools of the trade.

    Basically letting them be puppies, but you directing their activities that will be of benefit later.

    A well fed, well exercised bulldog, toned, is as muscular as anything should be. It is actually a thing of beauty.

    Good luck.

  8. MajorPain

    MajorPain Big Dog

    I feed dry kibble that's 27% protein and 15% fat but raw is the way to go if you can.
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  9. Dry has all u need. Raw is fancy unless you find a cheap source in my opinion
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  10. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    RAW is not all that fancy, or at least it does not have to be. The simple and economic versions are much better than most of the dry dog foods out there.

    The #1 reason people shy from raw is the inconvenience. As soon as the number of dogs creep upward the RAW plan gets more and more difficult each day.

    It is hard even when taking a day or half day to prepare a weeks worth of meals.

    Over the years I have went from all dry to raw and to complete RAW. RAW is a balanced diet measured and calculated. It is expensive and inconvenient. raw on the other hand is when I got turned onto feeding fresh meats and fats. Rented a house from a butcher who processed at home. He brought a bucket of whatevers every day. As I walked by each dog he got what ever came out of the bucket. No rhyme nor reason. It was easy and it was free.

    Later on, and now I feed a combination. It is mostly raw meats and chickens with dry food a couple three times per week. Its better than going all dry and not as inconvenient as going all raw. The cost is pretty much the same.

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  11. Box Bulldog

    Box Bulldog Premium Member Premium Member

    Slim just wondering your thoughts on feeding dogs pork? I have been feeding raw lean ground pork for some time now mixed with good quality dry kibble (Orijen 6 fish) and the dog is lean and strong. Just wondering your thoughts on it always enjoy what you have to say?
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  12. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have read where people shy away from it altogether and others who use it but freeze it for long periods of time. Supposedly there is a disease associated with pork. I forget the name.

    I have fed it over the years raw. I have fed every part of the pig at some time or another. We kill hogs during the frosts of early winter. Any and everything that does not get ground up goes to the dogs.

    I have never had any problems. It is not a regular part of what they eat but when it is plentiful they get it. Sort of goes in spurts over three or four days.

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  13. phoenix walk

    phoenix walk Big Dog

    trichonella is the reason for freezing pork
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  14. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    That is it. I could not remember it off the top of my head.

    I have never experienced any of the negatives of feeding pork. Like I said, it is not a staple but when we kill hogs it knocks down the feed bill for a couple-three days.

  15. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    If they win , give em a dam Miller High Life ! Champaign of beers !
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  16. JimAm*dam

    JimAm*dam Pup

  17. Box Bulldog

    Box Bulldog Premium Member Premium Member

    So if the pork is frozen for a few days before feeding it is safe?
  18. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. I have read that and I know people who swear it is a must.

    I knocked hogs in the head, started processing and thru the scraps over the fence.

    Never had an issue.

    So it goes.

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  19. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Freezing kills bacteria and germ.
  20. JimAm*dam

    JimAm*dam Pup

    Freezing will kill the virus after a period of time:

    Also cook the meat kill the virus.
    The highest risk of the disease is with wild boar, the lowest in commerciel porkmeat.

    Below text It's copied

    If you feel the benefits of feeding pork outweigh the risks, you may consider to do so, especially when caring for a dog with food allergies. To significantly reduce the risk of your dog becoming infected with Trichinella, buy commercial pork, grind it and freeze flatted in freezer bags for at least 20 days at a temperature of 5°F (-15°C ). It is recommended that your typical home freezer or deep freezer should be set at 0°F (-17°C) or lower. Since Pseudorabis does not occur in Canada, we can assume that the risk of your dog becoming infected with it when eating Canadian commercially raised pork is almost non existent. To significantly reduce the risk of your dog becoming infected with Pseudorabis in the USA, buy commercial pork only. If you are at all hesitant, serve pork only thoroughly cooked, if at all.
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