Here’s What Makes Your Dog Extra Special
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In our eyes, our dogs are always very special. It’s not just because they are ours, but because they have a unique set of qualities—be it in their personalities, quirks, or in their breeding.
Certain breeds have unique needs, and as pet owners, we have the responsibility of making sure that we’re able to love and care for them in the best possible way. Here’s what any discerning dog owner needs to factor in:
Large and Small Breeds
Dog breeds differ in size, height, and weight. Smaller breeds have more energy than larger breeds (see: your Shih Tzu’s habit of running circles around your space), which is why they need extra calories. Large breeds will tend to eat more than smaller dogs, but their nutritional requirements should support bone, joint, and muscle health together.
Lifestyle and Environment
The size of your pet dogs also determines their lifestyle and routine. Smaller breeds are commonly known as the best couch potato companions and are most suitable indoors. Meanwhile, large dogs require bigger living spaces because of the mass they occupy. If you own a big dog, it needs ample space to move, run, and play.
Some dogs are very enthusiastic in nature and require more physical exercise, while there are breeds who easily get tired, and can’t exert that much effort (of course, less-strenuous exercises are still encouraged!).
Take the Boxer, for example. A dog of this breed is playful, full of life, and never holds back. Boxers need a diet that supports their innate characteristics.
The Bichon Frise is a small and energetic dog. But because it’s an indoor dog, it has a tendency to put on some weight, meaning daily exercise is necessary.
On the other hand, the English Bulldog is the complete opposite. Known to be less active than other breeds, it’s essential that owners don’t overfeed them.
Looking for a breed that’s more athletic? The Jack Russell Terrier is both tenacious and intelligent, and can match owners with more active lifestyles.
Owners of the Cavalier King Charles know that this breed is intelligent and charming, but it is also prone to a heart disease called mitral endocardiosis—so it’s important that it is given a diet that helps support good cardiac function.
If you’re looking for companionship, the Cocker Spaniel would be a good breed for you. Its soft coat and big beautiful ears demand regular care, so a diet packed with antioxidants and Vitamin A would be ideal.
The same could be said for the Maltese, to keep its white coat smooth and healthy; the Miniature Schnauzer, which needs regular grooming because of its steely coat; and the West Highland White Terrier whose coat needs special care, too!
Skin and Coat Type
Pet dogs vary in coat type, each with different characteristics. For most dogs, they either shed regularly, or their fur grows continuously. In order to keep your pet dog’s coat healthy, it needs to eat a balanced diet.
Dog breeds’ susceptibility to different health issues also vary. For instance, pugs are susceptible to skin problems, have breathing issues, and other dental problems. It’s best to consult with your veterinarian to understand how you can keep your pet healthy.
Knowing all this, you can make your dog feel extra special by giving it the right care and attention. Royal Canin partners with experts in developing a formula perfect for a particular breed—and the result of this is the brand’s Breed Health Nutrition (BHN) variants, which are tailored to different breeds and their specific nutritional needs to help your pet grow healthy and strong. It even begins with these variants' special kibble design. Royal Canin’s kibbles are soft enough to chew, but hard enough for a mechanical cleaning effect. They also have a blend of ingredients that can help support bone and joint growth, help maintain a healthy heart, and help promote beautiful hair growth.
You can pre-order Royal Canin’s selected BHN products for dog breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel, Bichon Frise, Cavalier King Charles, Jack Russell, and Schnauzer dogs on the brand’s official Lazada store.
Visit the Royal Canin website to learn more about the unique needs of each of your pets. And for more exciting offers and promos, visit the brand’s official Lazada store and get your pets something special that’s just right for them.