Here at Sabre, we are the official UK distributor of Alpha Spirit Pet Food. We know that our products are amongst some of the highest-quality pet food in the world and we’re proud of what we are able to offer. We want to spread the message and to do that we need you to be clued up on everything Alpha Spirit!
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1: Can I mix raw feeding with Alpha Spirit Dry Food?
Feeding your dog a combination of dry food and raw food is often known as "mixed feeding" or a "hybrid diet." It's a great way to give your dog a balanced and nutritious diet and meet your dog's specific needs. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind:
- Ensure that the combination of our high meat content dry dog food and raw food provides a balanced diet that meets your dog's nutritional requirements
- When introducing new foods into your dog's diet, it's crucial that you do so gradually. Sudden dietary changes can upset your dog's stomach
- Keep a close eye on your dog's overall health and condition. If you notice any adverse reactions or health issues, speak to your vet as soon as possible
- It's always a good idea to consult with a veterinarian or a veterinary nutritionist before making significant changes to your dog's diet. They can provide guidance based on your dog's specific needs and health status
2: When can I move my dog from puppy food to adult food?
This can vary depending on the breed, size, and individual development of your dog. However, as a general guideline, most dogs can make the transition around 12 to 18 months of age. Here are some factors to consider:
- Smaller dog breeds tend to mature faster than larger breeds. Smaller breeds may be ready for adult food closer to 12 months, while larger breeds may benefit from staying on puppy food until around 18 months. Some giant breeds may even take longer to fully mature
- Monitor your dog's growth rate. If they are growing at a steady pace and maintaining a healthy weight, they may be ready for adult food sooner
- Always consult with your veterinarian before making the switch. They can evaluate your dog's specific needs and provide guidance on when to transition based on their overall health and development
- Puppy food is formulated to meet the higher energy and nutrient requirements of growing puppies. Adult dogs have different nutritional needs, so it's essential to switch to an appropriate adult dog food that meets those needs
- Make sure that your dog maintains a healthy weight and body condition throughout the transition. If they start to gain excess weight or become too thin, you may need to adjust their diet accordingly
- When you do decide it's time to switch, do so gradually. Mix a small amount of the new adult food with their puppy food and gradually increase the proportion of adult food over the course of about a week. This helps prevent digestive upset
3: Can you mix dog food flavours?
Yes, you can mix different flavours of dog food if you want to give your dog some variety. It’s a great way to keep your dog interested in mealtimes. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Sudden changes in diet can upset your dog's stomach and lead to digestive issues. Start by mixing a small amount of the new food with the old food, and gradually increase the proportion of the new food over several days
- Not all dogs have the same taste preferences. Some may enjoy a variety of flavours, while others may be sensitive to changes in their diet
- If your dog has known food allergies or sensitivities, be cautious when mixing flavours. Be sure to check that you’re not introducing new flavours that may be harmful to your dog
- If you have any concerns about your dog's diet or are considering significant changes, it's always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian. They can provide guidance tailored to your dog's individual health and dietary requirements
4: What is cold-pressed dog food?
Cold-pressed dog food is a type of premium dog food that is manufactured using a unique production process that differs from traditional methods of making dry kibble or canned dog food. This process is designed to preserve the nutritional integrity of the ingredients and create a more natural, minimally processed dog food option. Here's how cold-pressed dog food is typically made and some of its key features:
- Gentle Processing: The main characteristic of cold-pressed dog food is the low-temperature processing method. Unlike traditional extrusion methods used in most dry kibble production, cold-pressed dog food is made by applying pressure and low heat. This process is gentler and maintains more of the natural nutrients in the ingredients
- Retained Nutritional Value: Because of the lower processing temperature, cold-pressed dog food retains a higher level of heat-sensitive nutrients such as vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids, compared to conventional dog food production methods. This can be beneficial for your dog's overall health and well-being
- High-Quality Ingredients: Cold-pressed dog foods typically use high-quality, natural ingredients. You'll often find meat, fish, and other protein sources listed as the main ingredients, and the use of grains and fillers are usually minimised
5: Is cold-pressed dog food suitable for pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as weaning puppies?
Cold-pressed dog food can be a suitable option for pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as weaning puppies, but it's important to consider some factors and consult with a veterinarian to ensure the best nutrition for these specific life stages.
Pregnant and nursing dogs have increased nutritional needs to support both their own health and the development of the puppies. Cold-pressed dog food can provide a balanced diet, but it may be better to look for a formula that is specifically targeted at pregnant and nursing dogs.
Cold-pressed dog food can also be suitable for weaning puppies, but it's crucial to choose a puppy-specific formula. Puppies have different nutritional needs to adult dogs, including higher protein levels and specific nutrients for their development therefore selecting a food that is specifically targeted at puppies is the best way to provide a suitable diet.
Hopefully the above information will be beneficial to both you and your customers. If you have any more questions, please get in touch with our dedicated team at sabrewholesale.co.uk/pages/contact-us