It is important to ensure that the Basset Hound has a balance between adequate feeding and exercise. Urban dogs often move a little, and this is a direct path to obesity. Excess weight, in turn, leads to problems with the spine and limbs.
Think about how you will feed the basset hound, even before it appears in your home. Ask the breeder what the little ones ate. The first time you have to adhere to the same scheme. The dog is transferred to another type of food gradually.
Basset hound appetite cannot be guided by – she is prone to overeating.
Basset Hound Natural Feeding
If you prefer natural basset hound feeding, choose the following foods:
- lean meat (raw or cooked, it is better to choose veal or beef),
- fat-free cottage cheese,
- fermented baked milk,
- vegetables (pumpkin, carrots, zucchini, cabbage),
- porridge (rice, buckwheat, or oatmeal).
From 2 months, you can give boiled eggs (no more than 2 pieces per week).
Boiled sea fish without bones can be fed to a basset puppy over 3 months old. It can replace meat twice a week.
Vitamin and mineral supplements can be added to the diet, but consult your veterinarian first.
What Should not be Given to a Basset Hound
- waste from your desk,
- fried and fatty,
- spoiled food.
Dry Food for Basset Hounds
If you choose dry food for a basset hound, go for premium and super-premium food. Read the instructions on the packaging carefully.
Dry food and natural food are not mixed.
Feeding should be regular, always at the same time, portions should be the same in volume. It is better to feed the dog after training or walking.
Clean water must be available at all times.
Basset Hound Feeding Frequency
Basset hound age Number of feedings per day
Up to 2 months 6
2 – 3 months 5
4 – 6 months 4
6 – 12 months 3
Older than 1 year 2