German Shepherd is very courageous and brave dog. This dog has a big structure and resembles to wolf. Exercise is a must thing for these dogs when they are of younger age. With the time, their exercise requirement decreases as they start to age. As the dog goes through from one stage of growth to another, the dietary needs also change with the aging process.
It is very important, that you as the owner, take a good care of their diet plan along with other things which you are already taking care of.
This is the fact that, larger breeds will always be required by nature to do more exercise than smaller breeds. But here is an exception, German shepherd don’t need a heavy exercise once they step in the adolescent phase of their age. They are capable of maintaining their health by just having a walk or some light playful activities.
The Young pet have a lot of energy, so they need to consume it by doing exercise and playful activities. As they have a great source of energy they also need a good diet plan which should comprise of proteins and calories.
When the young dog will start to age, then the requirement of diet and exercise will also change. Normally, with the passage of time and age, German shepherd doesn’t need a high protein and calorie diet plan. You will have to readjust diet plan by keeping in view the age of your dog. Such adjustment in grown up diet plan is very important because if you didn’t change its diet plan, then there is the risk that you’re grown up dog will get a lot of weight due to heavy diet.
The adjustment in diet plan is necessary and the yardstick to adjust is the activity level on which your pet is living. One thing you should consider, before adjusting diet plan of your dog, is that you should focus on the ‘natural’ content, because it really matters when it comes to the diet plan of a GSD. However, it has been observed that people concentrate more on ‘volume’ than the quality of food. This is the wrong approach. If you notice that your dog is eating more than he should or vice versa, then before making any changes, you should consult a veterinary doctor.
One thing, which is free of age concern is that, German Shepherds will always require a high-protein diet. The presence of protein is very essential for GSDs, as protein creates energy in these dogs and also generates hormones. The thing which should always be kept in mind, is the quality of protein. You should always prefer protein that is extracted from animals rather than from plants.
Your diet plan for your pet should contain nutrition. This will help your dog to maintain a good health. As you know that there are two coats of German Shepherd dogs and to keep your dog healthy, it’s very important to take care of its coat. You should also brush your GSD on the daily basis so that it may not fall victim to any disease. Daily grooming is also beneficial for controlling the hair shedding problem.
It is important that you should take a good care of the diet of your dog. You should plan a diet in which there should be all necessary vitamins like A, D, E and K. For letting your dog absorb these nutrients, your dog will need Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids too.