The most important feeding period of Bourne mountain dog is 2-6 months old and needs to move freely. If he is trapped in the cage for too long, it will affect the development of his skeleton.
It’s best to have other dogs play with him to make his limbs develop freely. During this time, the nutrition of food is also very important.
Bourne mountain dog is a large dog, so in addition to giving high-quality natural dog food, don’t forget to add some nutritional foods to your dog, such as calcium tablets, calcium powder, hair powder and vitamins. This breed is not suitable for exposure in the hot sun.
Because its fur is black, if it is exposed to the fierce sun for a long time, in addition to heatstroke, the black fur will slowly fade and hoarse, which is very ugly.
Water is an important source of life for Bernese mountain dogs. If you raise them, you will find that they are easy to be thirsty and drink a lot of water. Don’t cut their fur short when summer comes, because their hair is used to resist ultraviolet rays.
The following nine foods are delicious for human beings, but pose a threat to the health of dogs. They should not be fed or less fed:
1. Chocolate (fatal)
Theobromine in chocolate reduces the blood flow to the brain, which can cause heart disease and other fatal problems. The higher the purity of chocolate, the higher the content of theobromine, and the greater the risk to dogs.
2. Onions and shallots (dangerous)
Raw or cooked onions and scallions contain disulfide, which is harmless to human body, but will cause the oxidation of red blood cells of cats, dogs, sheep, horses and cattle. May cause hemolytic anemia.
3. Raw or cooked liver (dangerous) a small amount of liver is good for dogs, but excess can cause problems. Because the liver contains a lot of vitamin A, it will cause vitamin A poisoning. About three chicken livers (or the corresponding amount of other animal livers) a week can cause bone problems.
4. Bones (dangerous)
Broken bones, such as chicken bones, may pierce the dog’s throat or cut the dog’s mouth, esophagus, stomach or intestine. If you want to feed bones, boil them in a pressure cooker. Bone marrow is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus and copper. Gnawing big bones helps to remove tartar.
5. Raw egg (dangerous) raw protein contains a protein called ovalbumin, which depletes vitamin H in dogs. Vitamin H is an indispensable nutrient for dog growth and fur health. In addition, raw eggs usually contain bacteria. Boiled eggs are perfect for it.
6. Raw meat and poultry meat (dangerous to fatal)
The dog’s immune system cannot adapt to captive poultry and meat. The most common Salmonella and bacillus are very dangerous to dogs.
7. Pork (not recommended)
Fat globules in pork are larger than other meat and may block the microvessels of dogs. Avoid pig products, especially bacon containing sodium nitrate.
8. Milk (not recommended)
Many dogs have lactose discomfort. If dogs fart, diarrhea, dehydration or skin inflammation after drinking milk, they should stop feeding milk. Dogs with lactose discomfort should eat milk without lactose.
9. Mushrooms (not recommended – fatal)
Commercial edible mushrooms and mushrooms are harmless to dogs. However, dogs should not be allowed to eat, so as not to develop the habit of eating mushrooms and eat poisonous mushrooms in the wild.