Diet is the bricks and mortar of health. This applies to dogs as well as humans. Putting a little thought into what you feed your dog can pay big dividends with their improved health over their lifetime. However, choosing which dog food is the most beneficial isn’t always easy.
Dogs by nature are not fussy eaters. However, it is quite amazing how many owners appear to have a ‘fussy eater’ as their canine companions.
Should your dog suddenly lose its appetite when it generally has a healthy eating pattern the best advice is to always seek medical attention in case there is an underlying problem.
In most cases the reason a dog doesn’t eat is because it is not hungry. Humans are conditioned to eat 3 times a day unlike dogs who do not necessarily have to eat every day.
Owners automatically assume the dog has gone off its food & they need to try something else to tempt it to eat.
Your dog will generally only eat the quantity of food it needs (unless you have a Labrador or Beagle !!) so rather than overfeed themselves they will leave the quantity they don’t need.
To ensure your fussy eater gets all the nutrients & vitamins he needs, feed a Premium quality palatable food such as FourFriends.
Up to 90% of the protein in FourFriends comes from animal origin and our food doesn’t have any cheap or unnecessary ‘fillers’. All the ranges are naturally hypo-allergenic and wheat gluten free.
If your dog needs a little extra help to add calories use FourFriends Sensi High. This is formulated for active dogs with a high metabolism who may not be particularly food orientated.
To alleviate your dog’s fussy habits never feed table scraps and avoid giving a variety of food choice sin one meal. Keep to a premium balanced food and feed them in a quiet spot away from the hustle & bustle of the household. If any food is left in the bowl, remove it straightaway until the next mealtime and reduce the amount to slightly less that the amount offered the previous time.
If all else fails, contact one of the FourFriends team who can discuss your dog’s particular eating habits in more detail.