FitDog

FitDog

Shaker Show more  In stock Shaker Bottle for mixing the powders. 5.00
FitDog Energy + Rehydrate Show more FitDog Energy + Rehydrate The product is used for rehydration and to supplement the energy level of the dog BEFORE and DURING exercise. from 17.10
FitDog Recovery Show more FitDog Recovery The product is used AFTER intensive exercise to ensure the recovery and to complement the energy and vitamin levels of the dog’s body. from 17.10

Why does my dog need the FitDog products?

  • Dogs that train and compete actively can be regarded as athletes.
  • These dogs face a lot of physical stress in their daily lives
  • In order to succeed you need to ensure the performance and effective recovery of your dog. Also in some special situations, the dog needs extra rehydration (old dogs, recovering from surgery, bitches with puppies).
  • Sports drinks for people and horses are not suitable for the use of dogs as the physiology of dogs is so different – for instance, dogs are not sweating as people and horses
  • Dogs need products that are developed to their specific needs

Taking care of the rehydration level of the dog

  • The body temperature of a dog rises quickly
  • Dogs dehydrate at a much quicker rate than humans do because they have sweat glands only on their nose and feet.
  • Exercise increases the need for rehydration
  • Warm weather increases the possibility for dehydration but it can occur also during winter time!
  • In general, a dog needs 0,5-1dl/kg of water -> dog weighing 20 kilos needs 1 liter of water daily
  • Exercise and warm weather increases the need for water!
  • Already 3-4% of dehydration influences the physical performance of the dog
  • 7-8% of dehydration can be dangerous and needs medical treatment

Influence of physical stress on the need for energy

  • The approximate energy demand of the dog increases by 10% after 1 hour of physical exercise
  • During long competition days in agility and for hunting, the energy demand can increase to double
  • For sleddogs the energy demand can increase to triple during
    long days
  • During long exercise, most of the energy intake comes from fat