Feeding

by Heather Belle

This chapter is a free excerpt from A New Owner's Guide to Vizslas.

Vizslas are tall and lean dogs that have a ton of energy. They are a breed that benefit from a high protein diet due to the amount of calories they will burn off regularly. Vizslas will need three to four cups of a high-quality dog food a day. They do not do well on basic brands such as Science Diet or Purina. The best brand to go with is Blue Buffalo, Evo, or Orijen; all brands that have little to no grain and other fillers. Vizslas should be fed three times a day when a puppy and twice a day when an adult. With some breeds, dogs are only to be fed once a day, but Vizslas do not benefit from this feeding schedule.


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Vizslas are tall and lean dogs that have a ton of energy. They are a breed that benefit from a high protein diet due to the amount of calories they will burn off regularly. Vizslas will need three to four cups of a high-quality dog food a day. They do not do well on basic brands such as Science Diet or Purina. The best brand to go with is Blue Buffalo, Evo, or Orijen; all brands that have little to no grain and other fillers. Vizslas should be fed three times a day when a puppy and twice a day when an adult. With some breeds, dogs are only to be fed once a day, but Vizslas do not benefit from this feeding schedule.

Because of the higher risk of hip dysplasia in this breed, it is important that you do not let your dog become obese. The added weight causes stress on the joints, leading to arthritis and joint problems. To check if your dog is beginning to become overweight, keep an eye on his or her waist and stomach. Vizslas are a breed that you should be able to feel the ribs but not necessarily see them, and they should have a pronounced waist.

Odds are you will see the spine but should be able to feel some cushioning surrounding it. If this is not the case, cut back on the diet slightly and begin a more rigorous exercise program.

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