Rottweilers are a large breed with a lot of muscle. That powerful build requires the right balance of nutrients to fuel it. Read this short article to learn more about how you can make sure your Rottweiler is getting everything it needs.
Rottweilers are muscular, large, and often very active. This means a very high protein diet is essential to help nourish those muscles and fuel their activities. At a minimum, 30% of their calories should come from lean, healthy protein sources but you can go as high as 50%.
After protein, carbs (specifically nutritious complex carbs like sweet potatoes) are the next most important macronutrient. This provides a quicker source of fuel for their activity while they wait for the protein to breakdown and be absorbed.
Don’t skimp on the fat, though. They should be getting at least 10-15% of their calories from healthy fats like fish oil or plant oils (except for corn).
Rottweilers are very strong breed but they are still at risk for certain conditions such as:
While there is no 100% guaranteed prevention method, a healthy, balanced diet and plenty of exercise are your best defense against illness. Making sure your Rottweiler is getting the nutrients it needs to keep its body strong will give him a much better chance of fighting off any illnesses that try to harm him.
Here are some basic tips for feeding your Rottweiler:
When switching to a different brand, always do it gradually to avoid digestive problems. Start by mixing about 20% of the new food with 80% of the old brand of food and gradually increase the amount of new food over the course of about 3-4 weeks.
EUKANUBA does great dry dog foods tailored to specific breeds. Our favorite thing about this recipe is that it is high in calcium and other minerals which support healthy, strong bones.
This is very important for Rottweilers since they are prone to bone problems. As with many of its recipes, it does use corn which is not the best carb but it still makes up for it with the inclusion of a variety of different whole grains.
Royal Canin is a great recipe to nourish your Rottweiler. And to make it even better, the kibble is shaped in such a way that it forces your dog to chew slowly which will help prevent bloat.
It does use some nutrient poor filler carbs that we don’t like but for the most part, this is a very nutritious recipe.