Proper feeding is not only a complete and balanced diet to your pet which will delight you with his health for years to come, it is necessary to observe a number of simple rules.
Feed your Jack 2 times per day. You need eat little and often so you don’t get fat, right? This rule is not true for dogs, two meals a day is enough.
Feed Jack always at the same time. So his digestive system to adjust to food intake in certain time and will work better.
Food should not be accessed to Jack constant. If he had not eaten his portion in time, remove the food. He'll get the next time.
Do not feed Jack by handouts from the table. Our human food (fried chicken, sausage, hot dogs), according to Jack, is much tastier than its usual feeding, because has a strong odor. If you allow the dog to eats scraps from the table, it will be very hard to get him back to the dog food. Feeding the dog by human food, with lots of fried, smoked, fat, will inevitably lead to obesity, and in addition, will shorten his life, because of diseases of the endocrine and cardiovascular system. In addition to health problems, you will get ill-mannered dog barking demanding treats from the table and the dog will stigmatize you by his behavior in front of your friends.
Do not give Jack any natural bone that he can chew on sharp pieces that can cause the diseases of intestine. In addition, bones simply clog gastrointestinal tract of the dog without bringing any benefit. Jacks, like all dogs love to chew, so you can indulge him by special chewing "dog joy", sold in pet stores they are not only harmless, they have pleasant taste and they are good for cleaning his teeth.
Turn to a new kind of feed gradually. If we talk about the finished feed, then the transition to a new kind of food should take place for at least 7 days, by gradually adding the new food to the familiar.
Water should always be available to the dog.
What food would you choose for your pet, you should definitely consult a veterinarian. Natural products or finished feed, each of them has its reasons and arguments and there’s no only one point of view even among vets. Science has not yet proven and are not given the exact data that might disprove this or that method of feeding. But you need to see a specialist, to produce a precise calculation of necessary nutrients, make the right diet, based on the individual characteristics of Jack and his lifestyle.
Let me guess what your Jack Russell is doing right now? He's probably sleeping. 12-14 hours a day approximately and so sleeping your dog. It turns out that 50% of the time the dog is asleep, 30% — awake and just lying around, and 20% — lead an active lifestyle.