Nutrition for Hardworking Dogs
Hardworking, active dogs have specific nutritional needs. That’s why it’s important to feed them 100% complete and balanced nutrition specially formulated to help them be their best every day.
So what is a hardworking dog?
Search and rescue, agility, racing, dog sledding, herding and hunting dogs are considered hardworking.
Feeding Hardworking Dogs:
• You will want to feed a nutrient-dense food such as Purina® Dog Chow® Active Life™ brand dog food that contains a healthy balance of protein to fat.
• Feed as indicated on the product package to help maintain ideal body condition.
• Don’t feed immediately before or after hard work. Make sure there is always plenty of fresh water.
• Allow 7 to 10 days to gradually transition your dog from his current food to nutrient-dense formulas such as Purina® Dog Chow® Active Life™ brand dog food.
• If you have any questions about what to feed your hardworking dog, be sure to talk to your vet.
In the Off Season:
Whether you decide to switch your hardworking dog to a less nutrient-dense food during the off-season or continue to feed the same food in smaller amounts, it’s best to make the transition over a 7-10 day period to avoid digestive upset.