The food is an essential element for the good health of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Properly feed your Staffordshire Bull Terrier means to keep you full of life for a long time. It also means allowing you to develop better muscles and strengthen your bones and joints. And even if your Staffordshire Bull Terrier likes to eat well, it is not a reason to leave you with food for swallowing. For your Staffordshire Bull Terrier does not get too fluffy or too full, it will be enough to give you a healthy diet and, of course, well balanced. Then you have to ask yourself two questions: What kind of food will be most appropriate for your Staffordshire Bull Terrier? What type of food to prepare: raw meat (BARF), homemade food, croquettes? This study will allow you to be placed better, and then define what will be the best food or the best diet for your Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Benefits of the diet BARF
The BARF model (Biologically Appropriate Raw food) means that a dog receives a meal made mainly of raw meat and decorated with macaroni or other starches and vegetables, dogs are carnivorous and, of course, beef is the food that best adapts to them physically (health), but also compartmentally (mental stability) but under condition that it is well constituted and also well served. The BARF program recommends a daily portion of 2 to 4% of your dog’s weight, or 20 to 40 g per kg, depending on your level of physical activity. In practice, for an “”active”” dog of 20 kg, the total portion will be 600 to 800 g (3 to 4% of its weight). The part of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier “”idle”” or elder will only be 400 to 600 g (2 to 3% of its weight).
Disadvantages of a food BARF
Feeding with BARF is not without danger because by swallowing whole chickens, chops, raw meats, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier can have problems with obstructions, perforations, and even suffocation. To top it all off, there may be bacteriological problems if the quality of the pieces of meat is not remarkable. As a result, your Staffordshire Bull Terrier may have a poison similar to salmonellosis, etc. This nutrition will be quite complicated to adapt to the needs of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. In fact, the balance will be difficult to find according to the age, its activity, the quality of the meat (fat, bone, red) and the rations of food supplements other defects of this type of food: the high price, the offer, the storage and, then, the preparation of the meals that may take a long time. In summary, you need time and a lot of money to book for your Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a diet BARF at the end often remains risky.
Household food or home food
It will be a diet made of foods from your diet (meat, vegetables, fish). For example, what is left from your dinner, the dishes that you are going to prepare for your Staffordshire Bull Terrier using what you have in the refrigerator, or canned food?
Benefits of home cooking
With its vast diversity, it is healthy and adapts to the needs of your Staffordshire Bull Terrier. But only if the products are of high quality and the quantities duly studied. The main interest is that you fully understand what your Staffordshire Bull Terrier is taking.
Disadvantages of home cooking
If you choose to reserve the leftovers for your Staffordshire Bull Terrier, there is a high risk that it will not provide the recommended amount. And in this way, it will quickly become too heavy. Also, it is still quite challenging to cook “”homemade”” menus balanced in terms of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and then mineral salts. Finally, you should know that if you train your Staffordshire Bull Terrier to eat only our food, it is predictable that it will not tolerate very well the croquettes the day that you provide for them. This detail can be annoying if you have to keep it in a kennel. How about a mixed diet of homemade food and croquettes? It may be the ideal solution, but it will also remain very complex to balance or rationalize.
Benefits of croquettes
Because we usually don’t have enough time or motivation to cook a real meal every day with meat, vegetables, cereal for your partner. Croquettes are the ideal solution because all you have to do is estimate the part, and your food is ready!
Ensuring nutritional balance
Feed your Staffordshire Bull Terrier with croquettes. You will avoid committing dietary mistakes but also quantitative. Also, this mode of feeding is the guarantee of health quality (not a single microbe or any bacteria).