Mini Goldendoodles require a nutritious diet that is filled with vitamins, minerals, protein, and vitamins to help maintain overall good health throughout their lifetime.
This active and friendly breed needs a high-quality diet to support their high energy needs. Today, we’ll talk you through dog nutrition. The following information will help you feed your Mini Goldendoodle a proper diet!
Your Mini Goldendoodle needs water to move and carry essential nutrients into and out of the cells in the body. Water also helps your dog to digest food properly, absorb nutrients and maintain normal body temperature.
Mini Goldendoodles need to drink water daily. They have an instinct to consume water so make sure you provide easy access to freshwater any time of the day. An excellent tip is to choose a designated feeding and drinking area of the house so your dog knows where they can always find it when needed. Make sure your dog is drinking 0.5 – 1 ounce per pound of body weight daily.
Kibble or Soft Dog Food?
Kibble dog food provides a blend of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, proteins, and sometimes fruits and vegetables. The small crunchy kibble bits also act as a toothbrush that helps keep your dog’s gums and teeth healthy.
Soft dog food is recommended for elderly dogs that don’t have enough teeth to safely chew and swallow kibble food. Soft dog food recipes are highly nutritious and flavorful. It’s also great to mix in with dry kibble for added flavor, vitamins, and nutrients.
Dog owners who have a Mini Goldendoodle that is a picky eater will benefit from mixing soft and kibble dog food together. The mixture of flavors and smells encourage your dog to eat every meal. You can also learn more helpful tips here.
Beware of Food Allergies
The Mini Goldendoodle breed is known to have food allergies to dairy, soy, corn, and wheat. There are a variety of dog foods specially formulated for small dog breeds that provides a balanced and nutritious diet. The ingredients are printed on the labels of the dog food bag. Make sure the option you choose for your dog does not have the four common foods mentioned above.
Mini Goldendoodles can also suffer from other food allergies in addition to the ones mentioned earlier. Common symptoms of food allergies in dogs include the following:
- Excessive licking (Read: Home Remedies for Paw Licking in Dogs)
- Dry itchy skin
- Excessive scratching
- Hot spots
- Bald patches
- Skin infections
- Chronic ear infections
Whether your dog has allergies or not, dog foods that contain organic ingredients are recommended to maximize health benefits.
Nutritional Needs According to Age
There’s a good reason the dog food industry has puppy food, adult food, and senior dog food options. Every life stage requires a specific amount of nutrition to maintain overall health and help your dog live a healthy long life.
The nutritional needs for Mini Goldendoodles will vary throughout their lifetime and as they enter each new life stage. Consulting with a veterinarian to discuss the nutritional needs of your specific dog is recommended.