THE ALFALFA HAY
Alfalfa hay is a multiannual herbaceous plant, belonging to the legume family. It has a vital cycle of approximately five years, always depending on the variety and the climate.
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF ALFALFA HAY:
Alfalfa hay has multiple properties that benefit pets in growth stages, pregnant, lactating or convalescent states:
- They contain protein, minerals, dietary fiber, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B1, B12, C, D, E, and K.
- Helps the healthy growth of bones and teeth.
- Promotes blood clotting.
- It favors the circulatory and reproductive system.
- It has cleansing, diuretic and antioxidant effects.
OUR SPECIALISTS RECOMMEND:
As is already known, offering a proportion of 80% of hay to the daily diet of our pet helps prevent dental diseases and the digestive system, and therefore it is very important to offer a varied diet in hay, since the more variety it let us offer the more you will enjoy and the healthier you will find.
If your palate enjoys different textures and flavors, you will avoid abhorrence of certain foods and also offers you different hay with different nutritional properties.
Alfalfa hay is indicated for pets in growth stages, pregnant, lactating or convalescent stages.
Mix 50 grams of Alfalfa with Festuca hay that you offer daily to your little pet.
For adult pets a serving of 10 grams every 3 or 4 days
Alfala hay can be offered to small pets up to 6 months of age, convalescent, pregnant or lactating pets, although it can be offered to adult pets on a limited basis as a snack.
OTHER HAYS THAT CAN BE CONSUMED:
Apart from oat hay we can highlight other hay that are beneficial for your health:
– Festuca hay : It is the basis of their diet due to its nutritional properties, and should be offered freely available daily.
– Hay with flowers : It is fescue hay with 10% safflower that helps prevent gas and flatulence and 30% rose, chamomile and calendula that help better digestion. – Alfalfa hay: It is the ideal hay for small pets under 6 months because it helps the growth of bones and teeth.
– Oat hay : It is the ideal hay for times of growth and shedding of the coat.
– Barley Straw: Straw is the richest food in fiber and therefore helps to regulate your intestinal transit.