You Sprocker Spaniel’s diet should include protein, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, vitamins, and minerals to ensure a complete and balanced nutrition. Protein will aid in building strong bones and lean muscles. Animal protein can be found in good-quality meat and fish such as salmon, turkey, chicken (without the skin or bones), beef, or lamb. Don't forget to trim off any excess fat. Protein can also be found in eggs, vegetables, and cereals.
Fats can help keep his bones and joints strong and supple, and offer protection against arthritis. Essential oils and fats can be found in meat (animal fats) fish (cod liver oil), and vegetables (olive oil and sunflower oil).
Carbohydrates are also needed to give your Sprocker Spaniel endless energy to stay active all day long. Good sources of carbohydrates can be found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Some of these carbohydrates include rice, barley, or oatmeal. They are also good sources of fibre, which helps with his digestion.
Vegetables provide fibre too, but it's best not to feed him with vegetables that produce lots of gas. You may opt to feed him with beetroot or pumpkin.
As a highly energetic dog, the Sprocker Spaniel needs premium-quality dog food that suits his age, breed, activity levels, and size. This type of dog food has ample amounts of nutritional content specifically designed for him. If you are having a hard time narrowing down the list, consult the vet.
It is best to avoid commercial dog food since it often lacks nutritional content. This may result in vitamin and mineral deficiency on your Sprocker Spaniel. Some commercial dog food brands have dangerous ingredients too, like preservatives and additives. Do not forget to refill your dog’s bowl with fresh water every day to keep him properly hydrated.
Follow a set feeding schedule consistently and provide the same food that your Sprocker Spaniel is used to in order to avoid stomach upset. A sprocker puppy must be fed three to four times a day, whilst an adult sprocker spaniel can be fed twice a day. For a sprocker puppy that is two to six months old, feed him 48-180 g of food daily, depending also on his size and activity level. For one that is seven to ten months old, feed 40–165 g of food daily. When he turns eleven months and beyond, he can be fed with adult dog food.
The adult Sprocker Spaniel weighing 14–18 kg should be fed about 175–280 g of food daily, also taking into consideration his activity level. For a sprocker that weighs 20 kg and above, the daily recommended portion ranges from 230 to 305 g.