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People are used to receiving an instruction manual for everything they buy. A mobile phone, GPS, computer, TV, etc. This is also possible because for all devices it applies that, when you compare a device with another device of the same brand and type, there is no difference in the operation. This does not apply to a dog, every dog is an individual! It comes without a instruction manual. Remember: You can buy a nice dog with money, but not the wagging of his tail!


UNDERSTAND THE DOG TO NOURISH IT PROPERLY

A glance at the dog’s origins provides better insight into the food likely to be beneficial for the animal’s health.
The wolf is the dog’s ancestor.  To survive it had to hunt, as did man, for that matter.  Dog may have become differentiated from the wolf over time, but its digestive system and dentition have remained unchanged.  This observation can lead to several essential deductions about nutrition for the dog.

Dogs are carnivorous, but must not live by meat alone.

Originally a hunter, the dog is unquestionably a carnivorebut must not live by meat alone.  More specifically, the wolf does not eat only the muscles and organs of its prey; it also eats the contents of the intestines and the stomach, i.e. cereals, fruits and vegetables. 

The only difference between puppies and adult dogs is the quantity of food.

Close observation of the wolf reveals that the young do not eat anything else than the adults do.  Conversely, up to the age of 4 months, they eat before the others, because they need to eat more.

So there is no need to invent a different type of food for puppies, and even less of a need for a “light” or high energy value variety of food; for in nature, there are no special stags or wild boars and no special rabbits for puppies!

MISSION: AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE

The principal mission of DUCK is to provide nourishment that is close to nature, i.e. natural and fresh food, capable of striking the right balance between muscle meat and organs, between germinated cereals and natural meat juices. Fresh and natural, this dog food moreover contains

  • no thickeners
  • no taste enhancers
  • no colouring agents
Respect for the dog’s nature!

Natural food deep frozen fresh is pleasurable for the dog who likes the smell and flavour of what it eats. Above all, you reduce drastically many disorders such as:

 

  • gastric disorders
  • intestinal disorders
  • food allergies
  • skin problems
  • behavioural problems
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CEREALS
 
Today, grains are, in general, put in a bad light. This line of thought has taken on a life of its own because, in the case of dry feed, the meat / carbohydrate ratio used can never be optimal for production reasons. That is why many dog food producers currently only make gluten-free food. Contrary to what many people think, dogs are rarely susceptible to high quality digest grains in a good proportion.
 
Each dog needs a limited amount of carbohydrates in its diet as an energy source, to promote intestinal transit and as a natural source of vitamins. In addition to the muscle meat, organs and bones of its prey, the dog will naturally also absorb the pre-digested stomach contents. The stomach content of prey in nature always contains grains or crops. Certainly for working dogs, sport dogs, nervous or stress sensitive dogs, it is very important that the diet does contain grains. These grains are a good source of sugars to maintain blood sugar levels throughout the day. They get sugars from these grains that are crucial for their brains to function properly.
 
It is also essential for bearing and lactating bitches that the diet provides a certain carbohydrate content. If the bitch does not get enough carbohydrates during pregnancy and lactation, the chance of survival of newborn puppies is low.
 
DUCK offers you a wide range of both gluten-free foods and foods that do contain gluten.
 
Eating a fresh, raw diet has many health benefits. You must feel your dog's ribs but not see them. This way your dog has the ideal weight. As a nutritional guideline, take into account the age, activity level and body weight of your dog.
 
WEIGHT
 
We all want our beloved dogs to live longer and happier, and it is scientifically and statistically proven that maintaining the ideal body weight of the dog extends the life of a dog. Calculate how much your dog should eat according to the dietary guidelines and observe him! Being overweight burden the growing bones and tissues. If your puppy seems too thin, give it a little more. It is better that your puppy looks slimmer than it is too fat. Initially, his skeleton is not strong enough to bear the extra weight.
 
SAFETY
 
Always keep in mind that, despite all the controls, DUCK is raw and untreated meat. Treat it in the same way as the meat you prepare for your family. Use separate cutlery to separate the meat or pack the meat. For example, do not use the same unwashed fork to turn your steak into the pan afterwards.
 
The dog's digestive system knows how to handle meat contaminated with salmonella, for example, but the human digestive system does not know this. The stomach of the dog has a higher acidity than the stomach of a human. This high acidity in the dog's stomach will easily break down possible salmonella. The risk of infection in humans is greater. DUCK is of course tested for bacteria in an accredited external laboratory. Hygiene comes first, not only at your home, but also in our production! Contamination by poor hygiene must in any case be avoided. By taking good account of the hygiene rules, you prevent problems.
 
STOCK
 
Also ensure a good temperature and rotation of the food in your own freezer. Replenish your stock regularly and always be the first to defrost the meat that has been there the longest. It makes no sense to build up a 2-year supply in your freezer. The fresher the meat you feed, the higher the acceptance in your dogs.