It goes without saying that we only want to feed our dogs the best, but are you sure you know exactly how much to feed them and when?

There are a few different ways of feeding your dog – dependent not only on their age, but many times also on their personality. For instance, food can be given strictly once (for large breeds) or twice (for small breeds) a day, or dry food can be left out during the day for the dog to eat as it wants to.

The most important part of a dog’s diet is what they are fed on a daily basis

Feeding guidelines

The most important part of a dog’s diet is what they are fed on a daily basis. Those foods that have been scientifically formulated – like the SPAR pro-balance dog food range of wet and dry food – are the best to give to your dog. These foods also have feeding guidelines on the packs, making it easy to know how much your dog should be given per day.

Feeding guidelines are usually given per the weight of the dog, that is to say, how much to feed per kilogram. However, this is the amount that needs to be given to a dog with a healthy weight.

Checking your dog’s ideal weight

If you are unsure about your dog’s weight, or if you just want to check that it’s not overweight or underweight, you can have your dog weighed at the vet.

The vet will also be able to help you out with the number of calories that your dog needs per day. This is especially important when it comes to treats, as treats must not make up more than 10% of your dog’s diet. These treats should also be healthy, like the SPAR pro-balance range of dog treats.

How to switch dog foods

It is important to transition food slowly when you are introducing a new type or brand of food to your dog. This can be done over the course of a week by tapering down the old food and giving more of the new food every day until day seven when you only give them new food.

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The SPAR pro-balance range of dog food is a balanced, nutritious meal for dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes.

SPAR pro-balance for adult dogs

Formulated and recommended by specialist animal nutritionists, the SPAR pro-balance range of dog food is a balanced, nutritious meal for dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes.

SPAR pro-balance for adult dogs contains 20% top quality protein and 8% fat. Added to this is extra vitamin E and antioxidants for immune support and healthy digestion.

The adult food range is available in three flavours – grilled chicken, roast lamb and prime rib – and is packaged in easy-to-carry bags of 1,75 kg and 8 kg.

SPAR pro-balance adult dog food contains:

  • A quality protein-focused formula
  • Added vitamin E and antioxidants to provide immune support
  • Optimum fibre levels to support healthy digestion
  • All natural macro ingredients derived from plant and animal sources
  • A range of shapes and colours to add variety to your dog’s meal
  • Essential fatty acids for healthy skin and a shiny coat
  • Specially coated kibble to enhance palatability

Puppies are also catered for in the SPAR pro-balance range, with a delicious chicken and rice flavour.

SPAR pro-balance for puppies

Puppies are also catered for in the SPAR pro-balance range, with a delicious chicken and rice flavour. It is vital to introduce your pet to quality food from a young age to ensure healthy development and adequate nutrition, and SPAR pro-balance does just this.

The SPAR pro-balance puppy variant is specially formulated to support the growth of strong, healthy bones and teeth thanks to its calcium to phosphorus ratio, while the good quality animal protein supports the development of healthy, strong muscles.

SPAR pro-balance is available exclusively at selected SPAR stores.

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