Rottweilers, due to overbreeding, have become susceptible to many diseases. Rotties mostly suffer from dysplasia. This is because of their weak bones. It is also a well-known fact that Rottweilers are the type of dogs who are always hungry and would eat anything. This makes them prone to obesity. While we have a tendency to spoil our dogs, we have to control ourselves when our dog is a Rottweiler. Letting the Rottweiler eat whatever it wants, whenever is very dangerous. Again, dogs of this breed have weak bones. If they become overweight, it is detrimental.
Health and nutrition is very important to them. You have to feed them right and control how much they eat.
What to feed your Rottweiler?
While you can customize what to feed your Rottweiler, you have to keep in mind one thing: They need protein. Protein is not stored as fat. If you opt to feed your dog kibbles from the market, make sure that it has high protein content. Look into its ingredients. Be careful because most dog foods in markets, especially the dry ones, are made out of grain. You can also choose a raw diet for your dog. Be sure to educate yourself first before you try experimenting with raw diets. Remember to ask your vet for advice as well. Also, remember that a dog's nutritional needs vary depending on its age.
Some dog owners mix premium dog food with raw meat. Some feed their dog kibbles on a certain day of the week and raw meat in some days. Breeders do it differently and it depends on who you want to believe more. You just have to understand that one important thing. Rottweilers need protein. We mean real protein. However, that doesn't mean that you skip other nutrients every dog needs!
When is enough, enough?
While fat Rotties may be cute, it's a death sentence. If you truly care about your dog, you will not overfeed it. Knowing that they have a tendency to overeat, make sure you control their food portions. It still depends on what kind of food you choose to feed your fur baby. Dog food labels usually have portion recommendations. You can also do your own research. Even if you want to experiment with your dog's food, do not feed it indiscriminate portions.
It takes research and probably some experimenting to find the perfect dog food for your Rottie. Narrow down your options until you find the best. Provide your dog with healthy and nutritious options and let your dog be the tie-breaker if you can't choose what best to feed him.Of course, in choosing a dog food for your pet, you have to consider it's preference as well. Your pet's health and nutrition must be an educated and shared decision.