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From weaning to 15 months

During the first stage of intensive growth, the Maxi puppy builds its skeleton. It gains about 130grams per day on average and will reach 50 per cent of its adult weight in only five months.
During this time its digestive system is still fragile.

Building the skeleton

To ensure the development of its skeleton, the Maxi puppy needs twice as much energy as an adult dog. Meanwhile, its still-immature digestive system prevents it absorbing large quantities of food. Overloading the digestive system can lead to diarrhoea with adverse effects on health.

From 5 months to15 months

This second stage of growth is characterised by gradual consolidation. The growth rate in height and weight is slower, but the puppy continues to develop its muscle mass and consolidate its skeleton for about ten months.

Muscling up while controlling weight gain

From 5 months, the construction of the puppy's bone and joints is nearing completion, but its growth is far from finished: It is entering a stage of muscle building that still requires a higher energy intake than required by adult dogs. This energy intake must however be strictly controlled to prevent the puppy becoming overweight, a condition that can lead to skeletal deformation.

During this stage, the digestive system matures so the puppy is able to handle the larger meals needed to satisfy its appetite.

 

08 April 2007 Posted by simon

The boxer: one of the most active of mastiffs

  • Muscle mass and joints that need  care.  Whether working or just going for a walk with an owner, the boxer is full of spirit and enthusiasm that can put great strain on muscles and joints. A tailor-made food helps maintain strongly-developed musculature and joint health.
  • Recognised cardiac sensitivity.  It is well known that the boxer can suffer from cardio-vascular diseases. The most common is dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) which leads to heart failure. In the long term, the heart muscle becomes incapable of contracting sufficiently to ensure correct blood circulation. It is essential that your boxer has a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise. If you are at all worried take your dog to the vet for a checkup.
  • A very special facial and jaw type. The boxer is a brachycephalic type of dog with the following characteristics: a short head, as wide as it is long, with a marked step in the forehead and a short nose. The boxer's jaws are very special since the lower jaw juts out over the upper jaw and curves slightly upwards (prognathism). This obviously poses problems with grasping food and speed of ingestion and as a result,  food can be left to waste.

08 April 2007 Posted by simon

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