A puppy is needed to be raised with dedication just like you raise your real human baby. You should have a clear idea about your furbaby’s habits, pros, cons, and possible health-related issues.
Similarly, you should also have an idea about the right food and the recommended amount. So, if you have planned to get a Bernedoodle puppy or have already got one and looking for what to feed your puppy, this post is for you. Let’s first read a short introduction to Bernedoodle below.
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Bernedoodle is undoubtedly one of the best Doodle breeds and is popular around the world. It is a Poodle Bernese cross and was bred by Sherry Rupke for the first time. Being a crossbreed, Bernedoodles have inherited mixed features from both the parent breeds. In our previous articles, we have covered almost everything related to the Bernedoodles, but this post is about their food and diet.
Not only Bernedoodles but every dog deserve the best available food. Many people prefer branded food for their dogs while a lot of them go for homemade or raw food. In my opinion, you should feed them with a combination of dry food, wet food, and homemade food. Surprise treats are a plus. Let’s talk about it in detail.
What is the best food for Bernedoodle puppies?
Feed your Bernedoodle puppies with some good quality puppy food until the age of 8 months that is enriched with different nutrients especially calcium. Calcium helps in the development of teeth and bones and is necessary for puppies. After 8 months, change their food gradually. You can ask their breeder what they recommend.
Usually, many people feed their puppies with raw food too, but it’s better to ask your vet before trying any new food item.
What is the best food for Adult Bernedoodles?
There are a variety of items you can feed them including boiled food, raw fruits and vegetables, and some popular brands available. Let’s start with the boiled food first.
Chicken is one of the major sources of proteins for dogs and they should be fed with chicken often.
Instant Chicken and Rice Recipe:
The following recipe makes 7-8 servings for an adult dog of about 50 lbs.
- 5 lbs. chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
- 1 small beet
- 1½ cup of brown rice (uncooked)
How to prepare?
- Boil all the chicken in a pan for 20 minutes.
- Boil 1½ cup of brown rice.
- Cook the beet until soft, and then peel and puree.
Now, it’s ready. Simply, combine all the cooked items in a bowl and serve it to your Bernedoodle.
There are many other homemade recipes for your doggies which you can prepare instantly at home. We’ll write a dedicated post on it soon.
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Bernedoodles love Turkeys. It is not only a delicious and healthy food for them but also the healing one. The dogs with disturbed digestive systems are often prescribed by the vets to eat turkeys.
Instant Turkey Recipe for Bernedoodles:
- Boil half a cup of small Turkey pieces for up to 30 minutes and then drain the water.
- Add 3 cups of boiled rice
- Add some oatmeal
- Add boiled sweet potatoes and mix them.
- You are done with it.
Now, divide it into 4 servings and you are good to feed this meal to your Bernedoodle every 5-6 hours.
Raw Fruits and Vegetables:
There are a variety of fruits and vegetables which you can feed to your Bernedoodles. Let’s find them below.
Spinach: Its full of iron and avoids cancer and cardiovascular complexities in dogs.
Asparagus: A great source of iron, potassium, fiber, manganese, and vitamin A, B1, B2, C, E, and K. Make sure to feed him with boiled Asparagus instead of the raw one.
Apple: Are you bored? Give an apple to your doggy and let him eat, you’ll not regret watching him eating an apple. Other than that, apples have a powerful antioxidant that is beneficial for dogs.
Watermelon: Watermelons are not only the best source of Vitamin A, B6, and Thiamin but also among the best summer treats for your Bernedoodles.
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is among the healing foods in dogs and it cures constipation and diarrhea in doggies.
Quick Questions about Feeding Raw Food to your Dogs
Should we feed our dogs with raw chicken or not?
Vets suggest that you shouldn’t feed Bernedoodles or any other dogs with raw chicken as it may lead them to Salmonella and Paralysis. You should cook or boil chicken before giving it to your dog.
Should I Feed Raw Meat to my Dog?
No, you should not feed them with raw meat. Although they can digest it easily, raw meat contains harmful bacteria such as listeria and salmonella which are harmful to dogs. Alternatively, you can find HPP processed meat for your dogs. HPP or High-Pressure Pasteurization eliminates bacterias from the meat so it’s safe to feed them with processed meat.
So, these were some beneficial recipes, foods, and meals for your Bernedoodles as well as other dog breeds. We hope this post was helpful to you. Got anything to say? Feel free to leave a comment below.
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