Shiba inu specialized breeder ◈ Awa-shi Tokushima Japan
TOKUSHIMA SATO-SO and SHIKOKU YUHOMARE-SO
Mealtime is something dogs wait for♪
Healthy body is based on healthy food.
To find the best proportion and amounts of nutrients, in accordance with the condition and constitution of each dog, daily records of their information are well managed for better adjustment of nutrients. In our kennels, commercially available dogfood is used, but, once a week, some meat and boiled eggs are alternatively fed to them. (The picture shows meat food)
The water fed to them is made by putting tap water in a kettle through a strainer, which is set between the body and lid of the kettle, and left it for some time to remove chlorine.
Daily meals are the base of building a healthy body.
In our kennels, we want to provide healthier food to our dogs, so that we have used and compared different types and brands of dog food.
Low-fat food is said to be good for Shiba dogs. But, some dog food products for Shiba dogs are sticky and seem to contain too much fat. In the past, actually, some dogs had dermatitis due to excessive fat intake.
The dog foods we are now using are “First Choice” series of Earth Pet Co., Ltd., which seem to be the most balanced of all dog foods we have used in the past. Excessive fat is well reduced and appropriate amounts of nutrients are contained in any product of the series. We are satisfied with the high quality of these products.
For adult male dogs, basic “adult” type dog food is used. It contains good balanced nutrients and less fat.
For pappies who just finished weaning, “puppy” type containing enough amounts of needed nutrients is used.
Some dogs are likely to become obese due to their constitution even though they eat the same amount of food as others. For those dogs, even less fatty “diet” type is used without reducing the amount of their meals for weight control.
To pregnant female dogs, dog food made of even higher quality ingredients is provided for their newborn babies.
It is an important point that glucosamine, chondroitin and other ingredients, which are considered to be good for the joints, are contained in this dog food.
Nutrient supplement paste “Staminol” is used in our kennels. We feel the effects in many settings and this product is one of the essential items for us now.