Chow Chow are a popular dog breed, but it is unfortunate people do not know how to feed them. They have very unique dietary requirements arising from their history of vegetarianism. It is advisable to always purchase the chow puppy from certified breeders who have knowledge on how it should be fed.
The dog should take up to three cups of quality dog food every day divided into two meals. When choosing what to feed it with, one ought to know that the dog requires less meat. If fed with lots of meat, it develops skin problems as it ages. Foods that contain protein such as eggs, cheese, and rice should be given priority. Rice, for example, is good for its digestive system and maintains its shiny coat. A highly recommended food for chow dogs is “Solid Gold”. It is rich in proteins and vitamins. Solid Gold is mixed with warm water before feeding the dog. Dry foods tend to be poisonous to the dog and can at times lead to death. Most of the supermarket foods have added preservatives and chemicals that can negative effects on the dog’s health. It is advisable to stick to some of the general feeds such as vegetable stew and chicken, but with minor variations.
Raw hides are not recommended for the chow puppies. They have killed several dogs because they are hard to digest and they also choking. If the dog needs something to chew, provide it with a cow hoof. Clean water should always be within the dog’s proximity. The water aids in digestion of what they eat, as well as, for other biochemical processes in its body.
How much food the puppy eats depends on its age, metabolism, build, and activity level. They are similar to individuals and they need varying amounts of food. A chow dog can be given a cup in the morning and two cups of the meal in the evening. Control how it feeds by providing the food during meal times only. Always remember to buy quality foods that are well-formulated and graded according to the puppy’s needs. More to read on Chowchowpups.