Braccos and nutrition
the right nutrition for a Bracco Italiano can be a laborious quest.
When a Bracco doesn't tolerate a certain type of feed, it can cause
all kinds of problems like: an itching rash, diarrhoea, insufficient
weight gain and loss of fur, even outside moulting season. Because
I am not being sponsored by any dog food manufacturer, I was free
to try out many different types and brands of dog food. I always
did this in cooperation with my vet, who examined the calcium/phosphor
balance. The right balance is very important for young dogs. But
whichever dry dog food I tried, I never was completely happy with
the result. That is why I switched to feeding my dogs natural feed,
made up from fresh, raw components.
natural feed has some disadvantages. But most of these concern the
dog owner and not the dog. It is laborious and expensive and you
need a lot of freezing space. I had to buy a couple of freezers
especially for my dog food. But despite these barriers I never regretted
switching to natural feed. My dogs don't suffer from diarrhoea anymore,
they don't develop rashes and they look firm and healthy, not fat,
but muscular. If you are interested in feeding natural feed, I am
more than happy to share my experiences with you.