A lot has been said and written about calcium supplements in puppy food. As in everything, both excess and deficiency are harmful here. Calcium is necessary for the puppy to mineralize the growing skeleton: 99% of the calcium contained in the body is in the bone tissue. In an adult dog, the process of intestinal absorption of calcium has a dual character: passive distribution and active transfer. If the amount consumed increases, active absorption decreases and the adult, even receiving calcium-rich feed, absorbs no more than 10% of the calcium received. On the contrary, passive distribution plays a more important role in a puppy: it is not capable, as an adult, of clearly adapting absorption to the amount consumed, and the minimum absorption is always at least 40-50%. If there is not enough calcium in the feed, its absorption can be 95% of the diet.
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Owners of dogs and cats are increasingly paying attention to the condition of their pets: they try to feed them better, but, unfortunately, they are often held captive by prejudice, as modern knowledge refutes the prevailing practice of feeding. For example: “A dog should eat only once a day …” or “Once a week it should be left without a coma …” This is convenient for the owner, but has nothing to do with the dog’s health. Or one more thing: “The dog works better on an empty stomach.” But today it is recognized that under loads requiring endurance (hunting, working in a harness at long distances), the dog should be lightly fed 3-4 hours before they start.
Many categorical statements contain the refusal to use the finished feed, and many owners feel guilty for having to take the easier path.
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Many beginners will not believe it, but there is no formula that you need to adhere to when choosing a Labrador puppy. Beginners must learn to accept the good along with the bad, to experience frustration and frustration. Whether the buyer is a beginner or an experienced person, he, choosing a puppy, usually gets a “pig in a poke.” A successful choice in this case is a consequence of top-notch fortune. And so it will be until all litters in the country are in all respects of the highest quality. However, since this is not possible, it remains to wish that people do not “snap, closing their eyes.”
And yet there are criteria that can guide you when choosing a puppy. First of all, it is –
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