Presentation on theme: "Diet and Your Doxie Cynthia SM Kura, PhD, MS.MEdL"— Presentation transcript:
1Diet and Your Doxie Cynthia SM Kura, PhD, MS.MEdL President & Medical DirectorDachshund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ
2Learning Objectives Understand the Proper Shape for a Dachshund Dog Learn About Dietary ApproachesDevelop an Awareness Concerning Types of DietsDefine and Calculate Healthy BrandsUnderstand the DRBC Long-Life Diet
8General Feeding Tips Feeding Tips: Feed twice a day Feed set volumes Limit treatsDo NOT free feedWash dishes daily [including water bowl]Do not group feedFeed quality food
9Dietary Content Diet Content: Avoid lamb based diets, use chicken basedSupplement diet with water added to the bowlExamine the content of your treats
10Weight Problems The bag said… The Trainer Said… I love my dog The vet didn’t tell meNot SureBig BonedDifferentLoves TreatsNot My Fault--> Family MemberThe Trainer Said…I like the way my doxie looksI didn’t knowGuiltWhat is the real cause???
11Fixing the Problem Do Not Diet Feed Appropriately Feed Consistently Think about Treats, No more than 2/dayCorrect harmful behaviorsDevelop an age appropriate exercise program you and your dog can achieve
12Types of DietsCommercial DietHome Cooked DietRaw Diet
13Commercial Diet Benefits Risks Readily Available Easy to Prepare Generally PalatableRisksFormulation ConsistencyBag Shelf LifeFiller/PreservativesNo Recalls
14Home Cooked Diet Benefits Risks No Preservatives No Fillers Healthy ApproachMinimal RecallsRisksSupport related: Prepare ahead!Don’t forget the Vitamins
15Raw Diet DRBC does not endorse a raw diet. Our concerns reflect that of the American Veterinary Medical Association [AVMA].DRBC recognizes that many owners have adopted a feeding plan that is ‘raw’, but believe that for our dogs at this time, the risks exceed the benefits.
16Healthy Brands What is Scoring? How to Score Your Brand Example Commercial Foods
17Scoring System must be objective All foods begin with a score of 100 pointsAdd points for ingredients that enhance the quality of lifeSubtract for ingredients that detract from the quality of lifeTotal = Base Score + Enhancers – DetractantsExampleTotal =Total = 95, Grade = A
18Scoring Rules Subtract Add 10 –Every By-Product Listed 10 – Every Non-Specific Meat Source10 - BHA, BHT or Ethoxyquin5 – Every grain, Mill Run or Non-Specific Grain Source5 – The Same Grain Ingredient 2 or more times in the first 5 ingredients3 – Protein Sources that are not meat meal3 - Less than 2 meats in the first ingredients3 – Any artificial Colors3 – Ground or Whole Grain CornAdd5 - Any meat sources are Organic5 - Breed or Nutritionist Endorsement5 - Food is baked and not extruded3 - Food contains a Probiotic3 - Food contains [Each]:Vegetables [non-grain]Fruits2 – Animal Sources are Hormone/Antibiotic Free2 – Food Contains Barley or Flax Oil [Each]1 – Point for each of the following:Oats or OatmealSunflower OilEvery Different Specific Animal ProteinGlucosamine & ChondroitinPesticide Free Veggies
22DRBC Commercial Approach FoodDry: Royal Canin Mobility Strength [JS]Warm Water: Added at a volume equal to the total volume fed [1/2 Bowl]VolumeMini : Up to 4-5 oz. of food per day Tweenie : Up to 6-8 oz. of food per dayStandard: Up to 16 oz. of food per dayAdditivesVitamins: Hi-Vite Vitamin Drops, 2-3 Drops per day Vitamin C: 250mg per day, chewableJoint Supplement: Glucosamine with Chondroitin and Hyolinic acidDental Support: PerioSupport, 1/8 tsp per day
23DRBC Home-Cooked Approach FoodMeat: Cooked Chicken or Beef [Lean], 50%Pasta: Brown Rice, 25%Vegetables: 25%Warm Water: Added at a volume equal to the total volume fed [1/2 Bowl]VolumeMini : Up to 4-5 oz. of food per day Tweenie : Up to 6-8 oz. of food per dayStandard: Up to 16 oz. of food per dayAdditivesVitamins: Hi-Vite Vitamin Drops, 2-3 Drops per day Vitamin C: 250mg per day, chewableJoint Supplement: Glucosamine with Chondroitin and Hyolinic acidDental Support: PerioSupport, 1/8 tsp per day
24Water Water helps the body to: Stay hydrated Regulate body temperature Aid digestionLubricate muscle tissuesFlush away bacteria that cause urinary tract infectionsEase constipation by moving stools along more smoothlyTransport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body
25SupplementsChondroitin and GlucosamineVitamin CProbiotics
26TreatsRule One: You must eat the treat before you give one to your dog.Rule Two: Develop balance and proportion to your treat program.Rule Three: Communicate your treat program.
27Forbidden Treats Pigs Ears Bully Sticks Hooves [think about where this has been - yuk]PupperoniJerky - Beef, Chicken, whateverRawhide in any formBeggin' StripsBones, or anything resembling bonesAnything resembling baconAnything resembling human food, like a chicken leg
28The Best TreatsFresh Tomatoes – 1/8 cup per day Baby Carrots – Two perDay Orange or Grapefruit Segments – 1/8 cup per Day Flourbased, Size Appropriate Commercial Treats – Two per DayGreen Bean – Four per Day Apple Bits – 1/8 Cup per DayBanana –2 Inches per Day Strawberries – 2 per DayWatermelon - 1/8 cup per day
29ScrapsThere can be no spices, preservatives, grizzle, fat or bone. Additionally, the food cannot be canned or have been frozen prior to cooking.Dachshunds cannot have spices such as salt, pepper, onions or garlic. Also avoid dairy, gravy or anything fried and as we mentioned no bones or grizzle. Safe Scraps ♥ Carrots [cooked or raw, never canned] ♥ Tomatoes [fresh] ♥ Grapefruit [one-half section only] ♥ Strawberries [no green stem]
30ScrapsThere can be no spices, preservatives, grizzle, fat or bone. Additionally, the food cannot be canned or have been frozen prior to cooking.Dachshunds cannot have spices such as salt, pepper, onions or garlic. Also avoid dairy, gravy or anything fried and as we mentioned no bones or grizzle. Dangerous Scraps ♥ Grapes, Raisins, Prunes, Plums and♥ Onions, Garlic or Peppers♥ Bones, any
31Toxic Foods♥ Lamb ♥ Pork ♥ Anything Fried ♥ Eggs ♥ Milk [includes ice cream and most dairy] ♥ Chocolate ♥ Grapes, Raisins, Prunes, Plums and Cherries
32Exercise Get a physical before beginning any form of physical exertion Start slowly and buildBe committed and consistentMeasure success in pounds and appearance
33WhereAll of the products discussed in this class are available from the DRBC storePurchases help your doxie and help all of the dogs we save receive needed support and medical care. Please make a difference for both today!
34Questions? Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ www.doxierescue.com Follow-Us
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