While all dogs are individuals – and it’s true – a dog is a dog is a dog – Labrador Retrievers and Beagles and West Highland White Terriers, for example, are all different too. All breeds were developed for different purposes, and have some very specific needs. Royal Canin nutritionist Dr. Jill Cline agrees, and explains some of there are also different needs when it comes to nutrition. It really does matter.
For example, Labrador Retrievers are usually vacuum cleaners, inhaling their food. This can make them more susceptible to bloat (gastric dilatation, in which the stomach distends with gas and fluid.or a distended stomach rotating on its long axis. The spleen is attached to the wall of the stomach, and therefore rotates with the stomach). Also, their appetite isn’t quenched when they scarf down a meal. And they may barely chew their food, which isn’t good for digestion either. So, finding kibble that forces Labs to chew, and to take some time to do this is a very good thing. Also, there are specific nutrients beneficial to the breed found in the Labrador Retriever specific diet, as one example.
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