|Barked: Tue Oct 16, '12 1:23am PST |
|Thanks for the replies everyone, we had thought that increasing fat would be the best way to give them the extra calories, we generally up their food and fat intake if we're doing a lot of running or doing a big walk.
We're trying to plan butchers along the route so we can collect along the way rather than take a load with us!
We already give them a joint supplement as a preventative, is there anything else which anyone would recommend giving them?
And regarding feeding frequency, we feed every day, but how much and how often depends on what they've been doing, if we've all had an easy week or a few rest days then we'll feed once a day and not too much, and more protein, whereas if we've done a lot of exercise it might be two meals and more fat for the extra demand.
We try to use common sense rather than get too wrapped up in counting calories, -if they look a bit lean, we'll feed them more, if they look a bit heavier, cut them back a bit.
Edited by author Tue Oct 16, '12 1:30am PST
|my posts|| [notify]|