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Dog Rehoming - Good Diet vs Bad Diet

 

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Watching That Waistline!
Watch your dog's weight closely. As a general rule, you should be able to feel your dog's ribs easily when you touch him, but not see them. Just like us, dogs need the correct ratio of food and exercise to be really fit and healthy!

 

Does your dog:

  • Eat unusual things, such as sticks, soil, grass, tissues or stones?

  • Do a wall of death round your lounge in the evening?

  • Have bad breath, itchy skin or dandruff?

  • Lack concentration and find it hard to learn?

  • Become over-excited or find it difficult to calm down?

Did you know that your dog's behaviour can be affected by his diet? Just like us, dogs can be adversely affected by the food that they eat - but the symptoms can be hard to spot. For example, dogs may chew up and eat sticks, copious amounts of grass, tissues or other paper products, such as toilet roll tubes. Coal, soil, and fibrous material - such as carpet or clothing - are also favourites if the dog is attempting to 'compensate' for the diet it is being fed.

 

Physical problems can also be related to diet and feeding. A dog may appear to be hyperactive, or have a sensitivity to flea bites, grass or household cleaners - and they are often particularly itchy around the base of the tail, their feet and their belly if their diet is not suiting them.

 

Dogs should also have consistent digestion, and should not need to go to the loo six or seven times a day - neither should it look and smell like a herd of cows has been there afterwards! The rule here is that the better the food is being digested, the less will need to be passed out as waste.

 

Just as we are becoming aware that what we eat can affect us, emotionally and physically, so we are beginning to know more about how dogs can be affected by their diet. Not only is obesity in pets an increasing problem, but the link between how dogs learn and what they eat is being investigated too - raising awareness about just how important good quality ingredients in dog foods really are.

 

Your dog's health and behaviour depend on being fed the best quality food. He's worth it!

 

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