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Feramo - D: Frequently Asked Questions

How does Feramo - D work?

Feramo®- D contains 9 essential vitamins and 5 essential minerals.

Vitamins are required for a wide range of vital bodily functions including energy production, general metabolism, nerve and muscle function and reproduction. With a few exceptions most vitamins can not be synthesised by the body and must be supplied in food.

Minerals are involved in metabolic processes including the formation and integrity of structural components such as bone, muscle, blood and other tissues and also play a role in energy utilization. Minerals can be classified as macrominerals which are those found in considerable amounts in the body which includes calcium, phosphorus and iron and microminerals which are those minerals found in trace amounts in the body including, copper, cobalt, manganese and zinc. 

Does my puppy need Feramo - D?

Adequate nutrition for your puppy is important and is critical during early growth and development. From 6 weeks to 24 months depending on your puppy’s breed it will require a balanced diet and optimum health and nutrition to ensure they grow into strong and healthy adolescents. Correct nutrition can significantly impact genetic potential, trainability and integration of your puppy into the human household.

Feramo-D can help ensure your puppy receives balanced levels of vitamins and minerals during this critical period.

Do active dogs require extra vitamins and minerals?

Like any human athlete a complete and balanced diet is critical to the conditioning and maintenance of any working, racing or sporting dog. It is vital that nutrition is adapted to meet the needs of these dogs, which may be dramatically increased during periods of training and competition. Adequate nutrition may also play a vital role in the prevention of injury and shortening rehabilitation and recovery times.

Why do older dogs need superior nutrition?

Nutritional requirements change with age and many common diseases in older dogs can be managed through diet manipulation. Most dogs over 7 years of age have reduced energy requirements, higher protein requirements and lower nutrient digestibility than younger dogs.

As your dog’s nutritional requirements change it is important to ensure their diet is also modifi ed to meet these needs. Ageing dogs are susceptible to obesity and associated health risks including arthritis, diabetes and reduced immunity. It is important to ensure your dog’s diet changes along with its age and lifestyle.

Feramo-D can be used to ensure your ageing companion receives all the essential vitamins and minerals required during this period.

Can Feramo - D benefit my brood bitch or stud dog?

New findings have demonstrated the importance of the nutritional status of the bitch during pregnancy and lactation on the health of the newborn pups and the nursing bitch. In the last few weeks of pregnancy and early lactation the bitch’s nutritional requirements increase dramatically, similar to those of a working dog. Her appetite will be reduced as a result of abdominal distension as the puppies increase in size and weight, making it diffi cult to ensure she receives adequate nutrition during this period. Feramo-D can be added as a vitamin and mineral boost without increasing the
volume of her meal.

Certain vitamins and minerals are required by the stud dog for optimum fertility. Ensuring your dog receives a nutritionally balanced diet containing all essential vitamins and minerals may improve fertility, if deficiencies currently exist.

How can Feramo - D be incorporated into a raw food or home prepared diet?

In recent years many owners have made the decision to supply their dogs with raw foods or home-prepared meals for a variety of reasons. Raw foods and home-prepared meals are not always complete and balanced and as a result may unknowingly cause defi ciencies in the diet. Unfortunately it can be difficult to determine if a homemade meal is deficient in vitamins and minerals as clinical signs of a nutritional deficiency can take months or even several years to develop. Fresh meats that are subject to storage and cooking have reduced potency of a number of vitamins and minerals. It is now common practice to include a multivitamin and mineral supplement to home prepared diets to create a balanced meal for your dog.

In some instances raw feeds and home-prepared meals are fed in conjunction with a premium dry food. As these dry foods have been specifically developed as a complete feed, adding raw foods and home-prepared meals to these dry foods may cause an imbalance of vitamins and minerals. When supplementing premium dry feeds with raw meat or home-prepared diets it is important to balance this part of the meal.

Feramo-D when added to your dog’s diet can ensure they receive all the vitamins and minerals required for optimum health.

What if I already feeding a complete dry food?

Essential vitamins and minerals in complete dry dog foods may be destroyed by certain factors including exposure to light, heat and air during manufacture, transport and storage. Supplementation with Feramo-D will help ensure your dog receives a balanced diet with adequate levels of vitamins and minerals. Feramo-D has been scientifi cally-developed based on National Research Council (NRC) nutrient standards to correct minor imbalances and inadequate feed levels. As Feramo-D is formulated with recommended daily intake requirements in mind, we can guarantee that the level of vitamins and minerals in Feramo-D are sufficient to correct minor imbalances.

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