As far as feeding is concerned, it is advisable to use a good quality dry food which therefore contains a low percentage of crude ash and that the elements present inside it in greater concentration are meat or fish and not cereals or products of the bread industry.
Surely these two characteristics alone will affect the cost of the feed, but they will benefit the health of the dog.
However, this does not mean that in order to make these two characteristics coexist, the cost of feed becomes prohibitive, there are in fact various companies in the sector that produce excellent products at honest prices.
Stages of growth
We divide the life of our four-legged friends into three phases: the first from weaning up to two months, the second from two months to one year and the third from one year onwards.
In this regard, we use 3 different types of feed depending on the growth phase in which our dogs are located, in order to provide them with all the nourishment necessary for a healthy and correct development.
The first phase always belongs to the breeder, while the second often coincides with the entry of the puppy into the new family, which will have to feed it with croquettes suitable for puppies called “puppy” or “junior”, indicatively up to the age of one year. Then you can switch to an adult diet, which is preferably Grain Free or Low Grain, that is free of wheat or that contains a very low percentage.
If you prefer a home-cooked diet compared to dry food, we always recommend starting after one year of age, because during growth you risk not giving the right amount of nutrients to your little friend. However, we recommend that you always rely on a veterinary nutritionist, who recommends a balanced diet that can be adapted to the needs of the dog, also based on the type of life that leads.
We use the Puppy and Adult products (beef and rice) of the Monge company.
Typically a lagotto eats 250 grams of croquettes per day.