In the matter of nutrition of Ridgebacks, it is necessary to take into account their activity and, as a result, the need for increased calorie content.
What to Feed a Rhodesian Ridgeback?
The Rhodesian Ridgeback can be fed both natural food and dry food.
If you choose natural feeding of the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the diet should be as follows:
Rice and buckwheat porridge (2/3 rice and 1/3 buckwheat) – 500 grams per day.
Meat (preferably raw) – 500 grams per day. Instead of meat, you can give chicken (chicken breasts, boiled and skinless) or sea fish.
Vegetables and fruits: grated carrots, pumpkin, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, apple, beet, pear, banana.
Probably, the Rhodesian Ridgeback with natural feeding will need a vitamin and mineral complex, but before going to the veterinarian it is worth consulting a veterinarian.
Some owners prefer to feed the Ridgeback with dry food. In this case, you should choose premium or super-premium feed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging for determining the daily feed requirement.
How Many Times a Day to Feed a Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Age of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Number of feedings per day
Up to 4 months 4 times a day
4 – 9 months 3 times a day
Older than 9 months 2 times a day
Clean fresh water must be available at all times.
Remember, there are foods that are prohibited from giving to dogs.