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Nutritional needs for adult dogs

Once your dog passes the puppy stage, his nutritional needs will change. An adult dog needs a balanced diet that supports his health, provides energy and helps prevent disease. In this blog we explore the nutritional needs of adult dogs and the benefits of choosing grain-free dog food.

Basic nutritional needs of adult dogs

Adult dogs need a steady supply of quality nutrients that help support their body functions and keep them energetic and healthy. Some of these nutrients are:

  • Protein: Crucial for maintaining muscle mass and overall body repair. Protein should come from high-quality animal sources such as chicken, lamb or fish.
  • Fats: Important for energy and to keep the skin and coat healthy. Fats such as omega-3 fatty acids are also important for cognitive function and joint health.
  • Carbohydrates: Provide energy and contain fiber that supports digestion. Grain-free diets provide carbohydrates from sources such as vegetables and legumes that cause fewer allergic reactions.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Necessary for supporting the immune system and promoting healthy metabolism.

Benefits of grain-free dog food for adult dogs

A grain-free diet may be especially beneficial for adult dogs because of:

  • Improved digestion: Fewer grains can lead to fewer digestive problems and better nutritional absorption.
  • Allergy Prevention: Helps reduce food allergies and skin irritations by eliminating common allergens such as wheat and corn.
  • Weight management: Grain-free diets are often lower in empty calories and help maintain a healthy weight.

Special considerations for different lifestyles

  • Active Dogs: Active or working dogs may require more calories and protein to meet their energy needs.
  • Senior dogs: For older dogs, it may be necessary to reduce calories and add nutrients that support joint health, such as glucosamine and chondroitin.

Practical feeding tips for adult dogs

  • Regular Meals: Feeding adult dogs two regularly timed meals per day can help maintain optimal metabolism.
  • Food Choices: Choose foods that are appropriate for the dog's size, breed, and activity level to avoid over- or underfeeding.

Make sure your adult dog gets the best nutrition available. Discover our range of grain-free dog food specially designed to meet the nutritional needs of adult dogs. With tailor-made dog food you calculate the ideal nutritional needs for your dog.

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