How much food should I Feed my Sheltie?
For most Shelties, this is between 3/4 of a cup and 2 cups per day, though active dogs may need more. Divide the total and feed your dog half of the food in the morning and half in the evening.
What to do if your Sheltie gets sick?
Since Shelties are not very large, it doesn’t take much of any one of these toxic foods to cause them to become seriously ill. If you suspect your dog has eaten any of these foods, contact a veterinarian immediately.
What foods are bad for a Sheltie to eat?
Some common human foods are highly toxic to dogs. The list includes chocolate, alcohol, avocados, onions and macadamia nuts. Other deadly foods are raisins, grapes, yeast dough and raw eggs. Since Shelties are not very large, it doesn’t take much of any one of these toxic foods to cause them to become seriously ill.
How old is Ben the Black Sheltie dog?
He is a beautiful 2 1/2-year-old Bi-Black Sheltie. He is a very happy, playful, dog with a puppy-like personality. Whether it be with a rope, a ball, a stick, Ben is always ready to fetch and retrieve, play tug-o-war, or run around the yard with his canine and human companions.
Is it bad for a Sheltie to be overweight?
Just like humans, your sheltie can become overweight and lethargic. An inactive lifestyle is very unhealthy and can have many negative effects on your dog’s physical and mental wellbeing. An obese dog is at a greater risk for skeletal stress, heart disease, cancer, canine diabetes and fatty liver disease to name a few.
What can I Feed my Sheltie for fillers?
1/2 cup of dry food. 30 minutes in water. Feed your dog twice a day, but cut back on the amount of food. If you are worried that your Sheltie will be hungry, add boiled potatoes or canned green beans to each meal. These act as “fillers” but won’t cause your dog to gain weight. Do this for 6 months.
What to do if your Sheltie is overfeeding?
When a Sheltie gets to be as obese as Cindy was, it might be medically necessary to put him/her on a food such as Hills Prescription Diet r/d. This food is basically ALL fiber, so your dog won’t absorb the food or calories. The result is weight loss & a LOT of poop.
What are the symptoms of a Sheltie with low thyroid?
Symptoms: weight gain, thinning coat, dry skin, slow heart rate, intolerance to cold. A dog may have one symptom or may have a variety of symptoms. Thyroid disease is a progressive disease, so the changes are often gradual and subtle. Low thyroid can also make other conditions, especially those involving the hair and coat, more pronounced.