Having a dog makes your life easier because they can be stress relievers. But you must take care of your dogs. One of the things that you must take care when it comes to dogs is the food they eat. Dogs are good eaters but sometimes it is hard to let them eat all his food.
However, there is a big difference between a picky eater and a dog who stops eating altogether. You must make sure to follow these tips so that your dog gets the nutrition your dog needs from the proper place through your dog’s food.
Picky eaters are like a child who refuses to eat anything except pasta. Picky dog eaters only want to eat the food that they used to eat. He may refuse to eat it when you suddenly change his food or if he has been fed too many table scraps.
There are some common causes of picky eating and what to do to fix them. A first cause is a warm weather. You should not worry because it is common for dogs to eat lesser in warmer weather conditions than in cooler weather conditions.
Your dog’s appetite should be better when the weather cools down. The second cause is the sudden change in diet. If ever you buy or get a new dog, make sure that you buy the type, flavor, and brand of food that your dog’s been eating. If you want to change your dog’s food, you can mix first the old food with the new food then gradually decrease the amount of old food slowly until your dog’s food became your new choice of food.
The third cause is getting food from somewhere else. Having a dog in your house is like having another family member. You shower your dog with love and affection. Dogs are really known as garbage pickers so you make sure that your dog can’t reach the trash can. In terms of feeding your dog, you try to feed your dog at the same time every day. You can make a schedule in feeding your dog.
This can be also a great way to get your whole family to be involved in feeding your dog. You can assign a different family member in every meal to feed your dog.
The last cause is the refusal to eat. If any of the above is not the case that your dog may be a picky eater maybe this is the reason. Your dog completely stops eating or reluctantly eat only small amounts of food, you should immediately contact your veterinarian.
Maybe the reason why your dog is a picky eater or refuses to eat is that maybe your dog feels different like your dog has sore teeth or it may lead to a serious internal organ problem.
You must take care of your dog. Shower them with love and affection so that they may live a long and happy life. Give them the right food in the assigned time.