The Nutritional Needs of a VizslaThe Vizsla is an extremely active dog, historically bred for hunting. Whether you're a hunter or plan on keeping your Vizsla busy with other activities, your dog needs the proper nutrition to stay healthy. Select dog food brands have natural ingredients that promote various health benefits. When choosing a food, check the ingredients list for:
- Meat: Protein is the number one macronutrient your dog needs to grow big and strong. Ensure that meat is first on the list because that means the meat is the most prevalent ingredient.
- No chemicals: Chemicals and artificial ingredients do nothing for your dog. Avoid dog food that mentions artificial flavorings, preservatives or chemicals like sodium nitrate, butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA).
- Grain-free: Vizslas have a lot of energy, and carbohydrates are great for providing their bodies with energy. However, many Vizslas are allergic to traditional carbs like wheat and rice. Grain-free foods provide carbs in potatoes and legumes — a perfect replacement for your dog's energy needs.