In addition, Miniature Border Collies should be fed twice a day, in the morning and the evening. If you want to feed them three times a day, there is no problem with that, and it can come in handy to stop bloating.
However, don’t give them more than the recommended food in the three meals. Like their seniors, these dogs can continuously eat and fool you into thinking that they are still hungry when they are not.
Here are some important nutrients to consider:
- Calcium: Since they are active dogs, this can put their joints under a lot of pressure. For healthy and strong joints, you need to feed them with a high calcium diet.
- Protein: While a dog of this breed may survive on a vegetarian diet, proteins are quite important to give them the energy they need.
- Carbohydrates: To increase their calorie intake Miniature Border Collies need to have slow-burning carbs, for example, beans and vegetables that should have them going for a long time. Avoid feeding them with low-quality carbohydrates like corn, wheat, and soy.
Mini Border Collies require certain supplements to ensure that they remain healthy. While most people think of a joint supplement, multivitamins include a combination of vitamins to prevent or treat vitamin deficiency.
Glucosamine is the most common active ingredient in a multivitamin, but there are other powerful ingredients like methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), chondroitin, and turmeric (curcumin).
Dental Water Additives
For protecting the oral health of your Mini Border Collie, the use of dental water additives can be considered and such additives should be added to the dog’s daily drinking water to ensure that the dog’s mouth and teeth remain clean and healthy.
They work the same way as a mouthwash for humans. Their main aim is to reduce or prevent bad breath, kill bacteria, and reduce or prevent tartar buildup.