Affenpinscher Diet

What Should I Feed My Affenpinscher? 

A little About Affenpinschers.
Affenpinschers were originally designed to seek out rats and other vermin in shops, stables, and homes. They were then bred to be smaller, and quickly became ladies' companions. Today, they are playful, mischievous companion dogs, little but feisty, full of energy and spunk. Affenpinschers are considered hypoallergenic. Their lifespan is approx 12-14 years. Average weight is between 6-13 lbs and 9-12" in height. The most common health problems in Affenpinschers are orthopedic diseases, luxating patella, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and hip dysplasia.

 

How Much Should I Feed My Affeenpinscher
Choosing a high-quality diet is essential to an Affenpinscher’s overall health and ability to thrive well into adulthood. The recommended daily amount of food is ¼ to ½ cup of high-quality dry dog food twice a day. However, the amount depends on your Affenpinscher’s metabolism, size, build, activity level, age and of course the brand you choose. Just look on the back of the bag and it should have how much you should feed based on current age and weight.  NEVER feed them just once a day. It's not healthy for them to ingest that much food in one setting as it can lead to early health issues.

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Basic Ingredient to Look For
Feed as naturally as possible with holistic grain-free foods. You always want real meat to be the number 1 ingredient. Never choose a food that has corn, wheat or soy listed. Get a food with taurine to support heart health. DHA to promote a healthy brain development. A proper balance of calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth. Also, foods with prebiotics and/or probiotics are wonderful for the Affenpinschers digestive track. Making sure the brand of food is an antioxidant rich formula is important. Let's not forget the Omega-3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat. A poor diet can result in symptoms of severe nutritional deficiencies that may not show up for months or even years later. The benefits of choosing a healthy diet for Affenpinschers are significantly evident in their overall long-term health.

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