When it comes to owning any breed of dog, it is always very important that you know exactly what all of their dietary needs are. After all, with each breed comes a new set of guidelines that you will want to follow. It would only make sense that you would never feed the same diet to a German Shepard as you would to your precious Bichon Frise. Since each breed requires a specific diet, you can always do a little bit of research to be sure that your dog is getting the correct amount, as well as the correct type of food. In addition to that, you might want to find out if your breed of dog needs a certain type of vitamin or supplement that should be added to their regular feeding schedule. Your veterinarian is your best source of this type of information. After all, you selected your veterinarian based on the fact that you trust him/her.
It is very important that when you start thinking about adding vitamins or supplements to your dog’s diet that you do a decent amount of research. This will ensure that you will be giving your precious Bichon Frise the right amount of nutrients with each and every passing day. Depending on the type of food that you are going to be serving your beloved dog on a regular basis, the supplements should be adjusted for the breed. For example, you will want to check the kibble that your dog is eating for ingredients because you definitely do not want to give your pet too much of certain vitamins. After all, what they say about too much of a good thing is true…
One of the things that you will want to watch out for in your Bichon Frise’s diet is calcium. Because this breed is fairly well known for having problems with kidney stones, you will want to make sure that your dog will be able to easily absorb all of the calcium that they are taking in. In addition to that, you will also want to take into account the activity level of your pure bred while you are thinking of any vitamins or supplements. Studies show (and most professionals will tell you) that it is very important for any active dog to receive more important B vitamins in their diet. With the Bichon Frise being a fun, lovable and active breed, you might want to consult your veterinarian about the possible help that a series of B vitamins could provide. But, again, make sure you talk with your trusted veterinarian before you take on any new type of vitamins, supplements, or food.
Keeping your Bichon Frise healthy and happy should be your number one goal as a pet owner. As long as you take care to do all of the necessary research (which includes talking to your veterinarian) in regards to supplements, you should find that your Bichon will live a long and fulfilling life.