When it comes to keeping your GSD happy and healthy food obviously tops the list of concerned. Then exercise. Yes… I have always tried to strike a balance between the food and exercises for my kennel mates, my German shepherds… my heart throbs. I have never purchased commercial dog food for them, but have been able to keep my shepherds as healthy as a few others. Moreover, I boast to say that they have won in multiple show rings while competing with many other head turner beautiful shepherds.
What is to be kept in the fore front of the mind is that keeping health is no strange formula, but a passion to see them moving around healthy. Its not just feeding them good quality food in huge volume but, feeding them proportionately with the calorie they loose.
It is a myth that German Shepherds must be given meat everyday. Remember that dogs are not lions… they are not carnivorous animals. They are omnivorous creatures just like you and me. The major difference is that our dogs are less capable to digest complex food. So at the end of the day it is recommended to providing your German shepherds with food that are easily digestible by them.
If you are inclined to home made food for your GSD that’s quiet appreciable, but the food should be well balanced, nutritious and can provide them with adequate amount of. If you fail to provide them with meat for a couple of days just don’t worry. Meat is one of the essential components, but not the only essential component of his food. Their food must contain some green, ground up fruits, eggs, yogurt and cottage cheese. Lentil, apple gourd or ridge gourd, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, a few pieces of sweet potatoes, turmeric , and a few drops of vegetable oil, and rice can be mixed together and boiled together for a few minutes until they are properly cooked. Smashed everything together with purely boiled eggs (two eggs for each dog) and the food is ready. Sweet potatoes are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and along side they are vital source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6 and potassium. When it come to fruit I consciously avoid citrus fruit. They are keep very well with apples, bananas, water melon, and cucumbers.
It is not recommended to shift from your food to this recipe all at once. But once they are habituated with this kind of foods you can offer them this occasionally.