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Liesegang, A; Füglistaller, C; Wichert, B (2009). Welpenfütterung in der Schweiz. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 151(11):521-528.

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Abstract

In this study breeders and owners of 8 different dog breeds (Beagle, Bernese Mountain Dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Great Dane, German Shepherd (GS), Labrador, Papillon, Sheltie) were interviewed to obtain information on puppy feeding in Switzerland. Besides answering a questionnaire (husbandry and feeding of the puppies), the participation in this study included weekly weighing of the animals as well as exact documentation of the amount fed to the animals. Totally 67 dog breeders and 131 new owners of puppies participated. The weight development of the puppies was mostly parallel to the growth curve in the GS, Labradors and Shelties. There were some substantial differences to the ideal growth curve within the other breeds. The daily mean energy requirement was estimated too high, when including the growth curves. 80 - 90 % of the recommendations would be sufficient for most animals. The calcium supply was in the range of tolerance in all breeds. Nearly all breeders used commercially available complete food while raising the puppies. No breed-specific differences could be shown.

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Other titles:Puppy feeding in Switzerland
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Animal Nutrition
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:German
Date:November 2009
Deposited On:09 Dec 2009 14:25
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 22:18
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281.151.11.521
PubMed ID:19885797

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