Why Size Matters in Dogs


Dogs vary greatly in different things - in color, in breeds, in the length of their fur, and in size. The spectrum of dog size stretches long, with the tiniest dog standing at about just 10 centimeters and the gigantic dogs towering up to more than a meter and weighing more than a hundred kilograms.

Size matters in dog, for with the differences in their height and weight depend their appropriate and most suitable, diet, housing and accessories, and training accessories.

Diet

With varying sizes comes varying size-specific physiological differences, which in turn, affect the nutritional needs of different dogs. Dogs of different sizes, tiny ones to gigantic ones, require specific nutrition to support their unique and varied needs.

Toy breed and small dogs grow quickly, reaching their fullest size at around  just 8 months of age. Diet for dogs of small sizes, then, include a high and optimum proportion of fats and proteins that would help meet their energy needs and their metabolism. Food rich in vitamins C and E protect cells against the damage brought about by the environment and by aging. This will help promote a healthier immune system.

On the other hand, large and giant dogs grow fairly slower, reaching maturity until around 18 months. It is important that they get just enough balanced nutrition without excess calories. Food should include ideal amounts of protein and fat that would help balance growth and maintain ideal weight. Optimal bone growth and strength will also be well-supported with a diet that include the right levels of calcium and phosphorous.

With varied sizes also comes different mouth and teeth sizes. Thus, it is important that the size of the dog, per se, should be just the right size for the dog to nibble and swallow.

Housing

With different dog sizes also come the right size of house. Generally, the larger the dog, the more space is needed for the dog to feel comfortable in its house. Dogs need enough space to roam around, without bumping into walls.

Admit it, we all think that the larger the house, the better it is for our dog. However, this is not always true. Small dogs that are very active may be an exemption for because of their being active and jumpy, they also need enough room.

Training Accessories

Ask yourself this: can one bark collar really be suitable for a small breed, such as a Jack Russell Terrier, and at the same time be used on a big breed, such as a Rottweiler? Most sellers would like you to believe that it is perfectly okay.

OurK9 LLC, however, firmly believes that the idea of it is irresponsible and unfair to dogs. Because OurK9 believes that dogs deserve best and what is most suitable and safest for them, we manufacture different collars which are suitable for a vast variety dogs – from toy breeds to giant breeds, from short-haired to long-haired dogs, from well-mannered noisy softies to stubborn seasoned barkers.

OurK9 manufactures 17 different types – of different sizes, correction methods, and intensity of stimulus. All products are well-researched and tested, and thus, are surely safe, pet-friendly and effective.

Dog size matters, indeed, when it comes to choosing the right diet, housing, and training accessories.