BURNS FEEDING PROGRAMME
You may wonder why a single Feeding Programme
could be suitable.
There are two
strands to the holistic management of health. The first of
these is the selection of suitable food which will promote
rather than compromise these innate powers.
But it is almost as important to ensure that the quantity
of food is right. Overfeeding will undo much of the benefit
of feeding the correct type of food.
This Programme is basically a feeding guide to assist in ensuring
the correct amount based on actual need rather than body weight.
- Gradually change to the new food. Slow
introduction allows a smooth change of intestinal bacteria,
thus minimising the risk of intestinal upset.
- Following the introductory period the new
food should be the only food given.
- Quantity of food must be carefully controlled
to meet but not exceed the dog's requirements. (See below)
- Regular suitable exercise helps to use
up excess calories, discharge waste products, improve circulation
and provides mental stimulation.
- Ask your veterinary-surgeon to empty the
dog's anal glands. This aids in the elimination of wastes
from the system.
- All family members must co-operate by ensuring
that no extras titbits, treats, table scraps or other foods
This Programme has to be tailored to the needs
of the individual because there are so many individuals whose
differing needs have to be accommodated. It is not enough
to try the diet and hope for the best.
We at Burns Pet Nutrition are able to offer professional,
practical advice on correct feeding. If you do not see improvements
or if you have any questions it is important to ask us for
If a symptom or illness is due to a reaction
to a food ingredient which is absent from the new food then
we can expect to see improvements in health in 3-8 weeks.
If there is an improvement then we can expect that it will
be safe to feed that particular food indefinitely. On the
other hand, if there is no improvement on one variety of food,
a different variety should be tried.
If symptoms persist it is advisable to try a completely different
regime. This could be another proprietary food with a completely
different ingredient profile or home-made food using novel
in doubt call us (UK) on Freephone 0800 083 66 96 or 0800
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