We all know dogs are highly motivated by food and can seem like they’re never satisfied. But feeding your dog too much will cause health risks such as obesity, a growing issue among dogs of today. Whether you have a new puppy or adult dog, there’s a few things to consider to avoid this.
Quality above quantity
Before worrying about feeding your dog too much, quality of food comes first. The way to maintain a happy, healthy dog and avoid health and weight issues like obesity is to ensure the doggy diet is top quality. This includes choosing a complete dog food with high meat content and less carbohydrates (grains, cereals, wheat.)
Feeding a low quality, commercial brand to your dog or puppy exposes them to filler ingredients such as grain and various other carbohydrates. And (like humans) a carbohydrate diet will cause weight gain and eventually obesity.
Be sure to introduce and maintain regular patterns with meal times. Keeping a routine, especially if you have a new puppy, should help with cravings and behaviour when it comes to food.
Complete, balanced diet
Experts recommend an adult dog should be fed twice a day, but every dog is different due to breed and life stage so be sure to research. Our recommendation is to introduce a complete, balanced diet that includes everything your dog or puppy needs.