Pekingese Food – To Eat or Not to Eat


Together with their coats, shape and size, the Pekingese food and nutritional needs have been passed down from one generation to another. It is crucial that when you choose a diet for your pet, you would consider its breed origin as what may be good to other breeds can prove otherwise for your Peke.

Instead of trying to ironhand your pet to eat food that is all new to his system, it would be best to give him foods that have been found in his native place and have been eaten by his ancestors. These types of food can be easily absorbed in her system plus it won’t cause any stomach upset. See to it that your Peke’s diet would contain the essential nutrients such as: carbohydrates, vitamins, fatty acids, minerals and proteins.

One more advantage in feeding your Peke pup right is the cash that you get to save on trips to the veterinarian! If your Peke had been fed properly then you will not have to worry about any nutrition-related diseases (e.g. hot spots, itchy skin, allergies, constipation, yeast infection, liver and kidney problems.) Also take note that a Pekingese is much more sensitive on the food that he is eating comapred to other breeds, thus you will know right off the bat if he becomes ill on the food that you gave him.

Pekingese Diet and Nutrition

Pekingese Food and Nutrition

If you’ve ever owned a Pekingese you know how differently they act compared with most dogs that you’ve had. In 700 B.C., only the wealthy or royalty in China could own a Pekingese. They were a much larger dog originally but were bred smaller by Chinese priests. The first Pekingese arrived in the United States in 1902 as a gift to Alice Roosevelt, the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. They are known for their intelligence but are one of the pickiest eaters in the canine family.

Source: eHow, byLeanne Clute

Raw Diet

Cheap foods usually contains wheat, soy and corn. Such ingredients can irritate a Peke’s sensitive skin and stomach. Dogs who have a regular diet of cheap dog food will eventually develop allergies towards it. A frozen or raw diet seems to be a healthy choice for your Peke. This kind of diet should include vegetables, lean meat and fruit. It is also wise to give your dog a daily dose of vitamin supplement. Vets and experts recommend a blend of beet, soy, rice, yellow corn and poulty. They also warned owners to stay away from oats, beef, horsemeat and white potatoes. White rice is not as nutrient-rich as brown rice is, take note of that. All things mentioned above are foods that a Peke’s ancestor would have eaten, not to mention their body would respond well to digesting it.

Wet or dry food?

An argument in favor of a kibble is the fact that wet food is bad for a dog’s teeth. Nevertheless, a Pekingese have very tiny teeth and in general would have trouble in nibbling or chewing a kibble. In case you can find a high-quality dog food that is dry that your Peke loves, try to cut it into “bite size” forms so that it would be easier for him to chew. If you are worried about the effects of raw diet on your pet’s teeth, try to include some vegetables like carrots on his daily meal. This proves to be beneficial for their body plus it keeps their teeth clean!

Give it the right food and take pride in the health of your Pekingese. So this sums it all up about your Pekingese food and nutrition.

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