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IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FEED YOUR SCHNAUZER THE PROPER DIET WHEN THEY ARE ADULTS.

AS PUPPIES THEY SHOULD BE FED A GOOD QUALITY PUPPY FOOD. IT WILL SUPPLY THEM WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS OF PROTEIN AND FAT THAT IS NEEDED FOR MUSCLE AND BONE GROWTH. MAKE SURE YOU FIND A FOOD THAT IS MADE FOR SMALL DOGS OR IT MAY ALSO SAY SMALL BITES. YOU DO NOT WANT TO FEED YOUR SCHNAUZER PUP A LARGE BREED PUPPY FOOD.

AS AN ADULT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR SCHNAUZER EAT A MEAT SOURCE PROTEIN AND LOW FAT DIET.  THE PROTEIN SHOULD BE NO HIGHER THEN 21% - 26%. THE FAT CONTENT SHOULD BE NO HIGHER THEN 16%. THERE ARE A LOT OF HIGH QUALITY FOODS OUT THERE WITH A MEAT SOURCE PROTEIN AND A LOWER FAT LEVEL NEEDED FOR YOUR SCHNAUZERS DIET. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE PROTEIN SOURCE IS FROM MEAT AND NOT GRAIN. DRY FOOD IS BEST BECAUSE IT WILL HELP  KEEP YOUR SCHNAUZERS  TEETH CLEAN. MOST CAN FOODS ARE VERY HIGH IN PROTEIN AND FAT SO IT'S NOT SUGGESTED. WATER PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN AVOIDING THE FORMATION OF STONES MAKE SURE YOUR DOG GETS ENOUGH WATER THROUGHOUT THE DAY. IT'S BEST NOT TO HAVE YOUR DOG DRINK TAP WATER THERE ARE A LOT OF MINERALS AND OTHER CHEMICALS ADDED TO TAP WATER, DISTILLED WATER IS A GOOD SUGGESTION, OR USING A WATER FILTER.

I'M SURE YOUR WONDERING WHY THEY NEED A MEAT SOURCE PROTEIN AND LOWER FAT DIET. WELL IT IS BECAUSE IF FED A HIGH CARBOHYDRATE PROTEIN AND A HIGH  FAT DIET THEY CAN DEVELOP PANCREATITIS AND BLADDER STONES. THERE ARE CERTAIN BREEDS THAT ARE PRONE TO THIS AND THE SCHNAUZER IS ONE OF THEM. IF KEPT ON THE PROPER DIET THEY SHOULD DO JUST FINE.

STAY AWAY FROM GIVING TABLE SCRAPS, THEY LOVE TO EAT AND WILL BECOME OVERWEIGHT AND THATS NOT HEALTHY FOR ANY DOG. SMALL SIZE DOG BISCUITS ARE FINE AS A TREAT. CHARLEE BEAR LIVER TREATS ARE ONLY 3 CALORIES A PIECE AND ARE GREAT FOR TRAINING.

I HAVE LISTED BELOW A FEW BRANDS OF HIGH QUALITY FOOD YOU MAY CONSIDER.

(1) NUTRI SOURCE 

(2) PRECISE HOLISTIC

(3) ORIJEN

(4) FROMM

(5) WYSONG

(6) WELLNESS COMPLETE HEALTH DEBONED CHICKEN & PEAS RECIPE

(7) SOLID GOLD

(8) NUTRO

(9) LOTUS

(10) EVOLVE




ALL OF THESE FOODS ARE GREAT CHOICES. ONCE YOU DECIDE ON THE BRAND OF FOOD  MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE SIDE OR BACK OF THE BAG, YOU WILL SEE THE PROTEIN AND FAT PERCENTAGES LISTED, ALSO READ THE SOURCE OF PROTEIN..

TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM SUPERMARKET BRAND FOODS THEY ARE MOSTLY MADE WITH FILLERS AND BECAUSE OF THAT THEY ARE LESS EXPENSIVE BUT NOT A GOOD CHOICE FOR YOUR DOG.

I HOPE THIS HAS HELPED YOU OUT ON WHAT TO FEED YOUR SCHNAUZER. YOUR WELCOME TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.






  WE FEED OUR DOGS NUTRI SOURCE ADULT
                CHICKEN & RICE
  WE FEED OUR PUPPIES NUTRI SOURCE PUPPY
                CHICKEN & RICE