Every dog is unique, which is why each one needs specific food according to his breed, age, and size. By doing so, you can help prevent your dog from getting any health problems and disorders.
Nutritional needs according to the dog’s size
1. Small dogs
Although it may not seem like it, miniature breeds have higher energy needs than larger breeds, because they have faster metabolisms. Remember, these dog’s stomachs are small, and they cannot hold large amounts of food.
A small dog’s diet must be made up of high-energy food and nutrients that’s easily chewable and digestible.
2. Medium dogs
3. Large dogs
Types of dog food by breed
Apart from an animal’s size, there are other issues to take into consideration when feeding them: the breed is one of them. A flat-nosed dog isn’t the same as one with a long snout. Not even a long-haired dog is like a short-haired one.
Like other brachycephalic dogs, bulldogs usually regurgitate their food because their windpipes are too short and their jaws don’t close properly. Since they can’t chew their food properly, they need special triangle-shaped food with a certain size.
2. German Shepherd
One of the main problems this breed has are weak bones — especially the hip bones — when they reach a certain age. They also suffer from various joint-related diseases. Their food should contain calcium and other nutrients that strengthen bones.