The Aussiedoodle is a first-generation mixed dog whose parents are the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle. They can differ in size depending on which Poodle they were made from. Aussiedoodles that come from Toy Poodles will be smaller than the ones that come from a Standard Poodle. But no matter what their size is, their diet remains pretty much the same, only the quantity might differ.
These dogs can thrive on various types of foods that range from dried food to raw diets, and you can choose whatever diet you feel comfortable with. Their foods need to be formulated for small to medium-sized dogs with high levels of energy. In this article, we’ll talk about what exactly they can and cannot eat.
The Aussiedoodle Diet
Aussiedoodles need to be fed just like any other dog, three times a day while they are puppies, then you need to offer two fixed meals per day. It’s a must to always feed your dogs at the same hour, each day. This gets them used to a schedule, which is very important for any dog. It’s ideal to feed your dog in the morning after it had its morning walk, even if it’s a short one.
These dogs grow to be between 14 and 23 inches in height, and they can weigh between 25 and 70lbs. If your Aussiedoodle is smaller and weighs between 25 and 50lbs, you should expect to feed it 2 to 2-2/3 cups of dry food per day. And if your dog is on the bigger side, between 51 and 75lbs, you should expect to feed it between 2-2/3 to 3-1/3 cups of dried food daily.
You should also keep count of all the treats you’re offering your dog and whether it had its exercise in the past few days or not. To keep them from becoming overweight, make sure you’re not overfeeding your dogs. And if there was a lot of rain or something happened and the dog couldn’t spend enough time outside to play, be careful with the energy-boosting foods.
When it comes to the exact type of foods you can feed your dog, you have a very wide range to choose from. But even so, you should keep in mind that a dog’s digestive system hasn’t evolved much from the time these creatures were nothing but wild wolves. This means that a meat-based diet is still highly recommended over any type of food. This is also why raw feeding is so popular.
Can Aussiedoodles eat chicken? Raw or Cooked?
You can definitely feed your Aussiedoodle chicken. It’s a very popular meat used in commercial foods as well. But when it comes to whether you should cook it or not, it all depends on you. This is not because one diet is superior to another, but because some diets are more time-consuming and some can be very pricey. It’s important to put our dog’s needs above our comfort from time to time.
If you have the time, resources, and you’re experienced, a raw diet is highly recommended. This is because humans are pretty much the only creatures that cook their food, and a dog’s stomach is obviously very well-equipped to eat raw meat. But the reason why this is not a very popular diet is because of the care needed to handle raw meat.
People that don’t have the time and money to always get fresh meat should focus on a cooked diet. This is because the risk of salmonella is very high and you need to handle the food carefully. But a cooked diet can work as well so you don’t have to stress if you’re not a fan of raw diets. Just make sure to never give your dog cooked chicken bones as they splinter and can hurt their insides pretty badly. Raw bones are the way to go.
How about Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is a common dog treat and it’s great for training as well. More than that, it comes at an affordable price and it lasts a pretty long time. Just make sure the peanut butter you’re getting is not made for diabetic people as this type is made with Xylitol.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is excellent for people that suffer from diabetes but can be fatal to dogs and other pets.
Can Aussiedoodles eat eggs?
Aussiedoodles can definitely enjoy an egg from time to time as a treat. It’s also a great way to add flavor to simple food that your sick dogs refuse to eat. Eggs are high in protein and they’re a great source of vitamin A and linoleic acid.
The way you cook the egg is up to you but it can also be fed raw. Just make sure the egg is fresh. You can boil the eggs, fry them, make an omelet, etc.
Is Turkey Meat OK for Aussiedoodles?
If you want to feed your Aussiedoodle simple turkey meat, then you’re more than welcomed to do so. It doesn’t matter if it’s cooked plainly or raw, as long as it’s fresh and safe then it won’t cause any issues for your dog. But if you plan on feeding your dog home-cooked turkey meat that’s left from Thanksgiving Day, it’s a better idea to throw the extra food away.
This is because the way we like to cook our food can be very harmful to dogs. Onions, garlic, condiments, and other things we add to make the turkey tastier can cause serious health problems to even the healthiest dog.
Can Aussiedoodles eat cheese?
As long as the cheese is fresh or well-preserved it should be good as an occasional treat for your dog. Just avoid blue cheese at all costs and other types of cheeses that contain onion, garlic, and herbs. We add them for flavor but they can be harmful to pets.
Fresh and plain cheese is a great treat and they can eat a few pieces now and then. Just don’t use too much cheese as their training treats as they will get sick of it.
Can Aussiedoodles Eat Apples?
Aussiedoodles can eat a few slices of apple now and then, especially if it’s a favorite treat. Apples taste really good and they are an excellent way to make sure your dog has clean teeth and good breath. If your dog is a slow eater, then you can feed it bigger pieces as well. But if it tends to swallow the food immediately, you should slice the apple very well.
Make sure you also remove all the seeds from the apple as they contain small amounts of cyanide that will get released into the body once chewed.
How about Oranges?
While oranges aren’t exactly toxic, they’re still not a great treat for dogs. If you want to give your begging dog a very small piece of the fleshy part then it’s OK. But more than that is not recommended due to how high in acid these fruits are.
Avoid unpeeled oranges at all costs and never give your dog oranges in big quantities. They can create an upset stomach and lots of pain.
Are bananas OK for them?
Bananas are a great treat for almost any pet. This is because they taste amazing and most dogs love them as training treats. Just don’t feed them big pieces if they don’t chew their food and don’t give them too many bananas. A few pieces a week is more than enough.
Keep in mind that bananas are known to cause constipation so don’t give them to a dog that already has a hard time pooping.
Can Aussiedoodles eat grapes?
Grapes are a very big enemy of dogs and the real problem is that there isn’t even enough research to know exactly why. We just know they’re toxic and that they affect dogs very differently. Some dogs might eat a good hand of grapes and only get an upset stomach, while others can die from just a few. It doesn’t matter if they’re peeled or without seeds, you should not give your dog grapes.
Raisins are pretty much dried grapes so make sure you’re avoiding them as well.
Can you give them blueberries?
As opposed to grapes, blueberries are an excellent treat for dogs and they’re actually highly recommended. They’re low in calories and they contain vitamins C and K, fiber, and even antioxidants. This makes them excellent for your furry friend.
Blueberries help their immune system and work great as training treats since most dogs absolutely love them.