The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Deutscher Wachtelhund – Dogs Running
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The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Deutscher Wachtelhund

You should feed your dog a healthy diet to ensure he lives a long and happy life.


Your Deutscher Wachtelhund’s health and well-being are maintained by a balanced, complete diet. Feed them food that contains all of the necessary nutrients.

Protien: The most important nutrient in your dog’s food is protein. Protein is essential for the building of muscles, hair, tissue, and nails. An adult requires between 24-25% protein in their daily diet, while a puppy only needs 29%.

Fatty Acids: The fats in your dog’s diet will keep him active and energetic all day. Also, it helps keep the coat and skin healthy and shiny. Around 5% fat should be included in your dog’s diet.

Drinking water: Your dog needs to drink plenty of clean, fresh drinking water as his body is 70% made up of it. Always keep clean and fresh water by your dog.

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What is the best way to feed a German Wachtelhund dog?

It is recommended that the puppy German Wachtelhund, aged 6-13 weeks old, be fed 4 meals per day. This will help to develop the dog’s body. Make sure the package contains all of the necessary nutrition for the pup.

Reduce the number of meals to three per day for a puppy aged 3-6 months. Adult dogs of at least 8 months should only be given 2 meals per day.

Dog Food For the Deutscher Wachtelhund

It is important to feed your German Wachtelhund high quality dog food for his health. Be careful when buying dog food. Check the ingredients and nutrients inside each packet. You can select from the following list of dog food for your pet.

  • Blue Buffalo Wilderness Grain-Free, High Protein Natural Puppy Dog Food
  • Victor Dog Food Active Dog Formula Grain Free
  • Orijen Original
  • Purina Pro Plan SPORT Formula

Supplements For the Deutscher Wachtelhund

If your dog isn’t getting the right nutrition, supplements can help. If you feed your dog a balanced, complete diet, it is not necessary to give him additional supplements. It will cause side effects.

The list below contains common dog supplements.

  • Probiotics
  • Antioxidants
  • Glucosamine
  • Multivitamins

What Human food the Deutscher Wachtelhund can and cannot eat

Your Deutscher Wachtelhund can be fed a portion of your food. Some food which is good for people can be harmful to dogs. Make sure your dog is able to eat the food before you feed it.

Can Eat

  • Meat
  • Watermelon
  • Fish
  • Popcorn (limited)
  • Shrimps
  • Quinoa

Cannot Eat

  • Avocado
  • Salt is too much
  • Caffeine
  • Garlic and Onion
  • Chocolates

Why Is Your Deutscher Wachtelhund Not Eating?

  • Stomach upset can cause your German Wachtelhund to not eat properly. It could be due to something that is not edible or bad. If your dog is not better within 24 hours after eating some green grass, you should take them to the vet.
  • Confusion can cause a dog’s appetite to decrease when he is in a new setting or timeline. Always feed your dog the same meal at the exact time. Make your dog comfortable and allow him time to get used to his new surroundings if you’ve recently moved with him.
  • You should take your pet to the vet if there are any signs of dental problems.

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