Schipperke Diet

What Should I Feed My Schipperke?

About Schipperkes
The intelligent and loyal Schipperke was originally bred in Belgium to be ratters for shoemakers and other tradesmen. They are best known for guarding the boats that wielded the canals between Antwerp and Brussels. Schipperkes are small, handsome black dogs with pricked ears and an easy-care coat that provide the illusion of a sloped back. Schipperkes are clever and curious, often nicknamed LBD for little black devil. However, they are also extremely courageous, devoted and faithful dogs, always on guard to provide protection for their families.

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Feeding Requirements 
Your Schipperke is a small-sized breed, but can become overweight quickly. For that reason, we recommend feeding him one-and-a-quarter to one-and-three-quarters cup of high-quality, premium dry kibble daily, spread between two to three meals. Depending on his size and activity level, you may need to feed more or less to help him maintain a healthy weight. Look for a veterinary-developed brand that is made in the U.S.A. and is free of preservatives, chemicals, sweeteners, sugars, and artificial colors and flavors. A grain-free blend that does not include corn, wheat, or soy is an ideal choice, as these are allergen-producing fillers that provide no nutritional value.

 

Nutritional Requirements
While your Schipperke is a healthy breed, some do have certain health issues, including epilepsy, patellar luxation, and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, which affects the hip joints. A high-protein diet is crucial for proper bone and joint development and should be in the form of real meat listed first on the ingredient label. There should also be plenty of whole fruits and vegetables in the formula to help your Schipperke absorb essential nutrients and vitamins. A healthy source of glucosamine will provide additional joint and bone support, and an anti-oxidant rich diet with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids support healthy skin and a shiny, black coat. Ideally, choose food that is developed for his unique requirements.

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What Should I Feed My Schipperke
Diet and nutrition is probably one of the most important decisions you will make for your pet because it affects their long-term health, immune system, vital organs, condition of their teeth, coat and even affects their lifespan, so educate yourself and choose wisely.

 

What Brand is Best
Diet and nutrition is probably one of the most important decisions you will make for your pet because it affects their long-term health, immune system, vital organs, condition of their teeth, coat and even affects their lifespan, so educate yourself and choose wisely.

 

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