A Vizsla will not eat as much as some of his heavier counter parts as the breed only weigh an average of fifty pounds. Nutrition is important in the diets of all dogs, especially the Vizsla. With its lean body and small build, an excess of weight could throw his whole system out of whack, shortening his life span and such. Thus, close attention should be paid to his diet as to give him energy for the hunts, planned or not, that he will no doubt embark daily.
A Vizsla should eat food Native the portion of Europe he originated from. The mountains in near present day Hungary is where the ancient people, the Magyars, resided with the Vizsla as their hunt dog. That region is heavily filled with grain crops. And the meats native to that region include cattle, chicken and sheep. Wheat, oats, and rye were probably the most eaten crop by the Vizsla in ancient times.
If a Vizsla owner plans on preparing a cooked meal for his/her pet then he/she needs to make sure not use any type of preservatives. Use only the freshest of ingredients because precooked, soy bean or manufactured ingredients could irritate the Vizsla stomach lining. A combination of the grains and a meat like beef or chicken is a healthy meal for a pet Vizsla. It contains lots of fiber and plenty of protein.
Feeding your pet less preservatives can actually not only be really healthy for your pet but it can be really inexpensive. Not only does some of the preservative filled food cost more but medical bills for lack of nutrition can also be expensive. The correct combination of minerals and vitamins needed in a Vizsla's diet can be found out at the vet's office. The amount of food and the particulars of a diet can be determined by anything from a particular's breed genetic history to his taste palette.
For instance, one animal dietician cites that the amount and best sources of calcium for a Vizsla might be so different from the recommended dose for another breed or even another Vizsla, one may develop kidney stones and the other will not based solely on too much or too less calcium. A source of the mineral calcium can be absorbed by the Vizsla more easily than another breed would. However it may the case that if you placed that same calcium in another medium then it will not be so easy for the Vizsla to digest.
Some of the medical conditions that rise from a lack of proper nutrition in A Vizsla or any other breed include but are not limited to: yeast infections, itchy skin, and liver problems. It is important to look after your dog's outsides as well as his insides.