In this blog post, we will talk about the Things You Need To Know About Feeding Your Dog. To be as fit and healthy as possible your dog needs to have the best diet. Happily, you can discover some of the tips on feeding your dog in my guide below. Read on to find out what they are.
Things You Need To Know About Feeding Your Dog
It’s best to skip feeding your dog table scraps
When they do those big puppy dog eyes it can feel almost impossible not to slip your pup just a little taste of whatever the humans are eating at the table. However, table scraps can be bad for dogs, for several reasons. The first is that dogs can’t eat all the foods that humans do (a topic you can read more about in the section below).
Additionally, it’s easy for your dog’s weight to get out of hand when they are being fed in addition to their regular meals. Lastly, by giving your dog dinner scraps you will be encouraging him to beg for food and otherwise make a nuisance of himself at meal times, which most people generally wish to avoid.
High-quality dog food is always the best option
High-quality dog food not only contains the best food-to-nutrient ratio and is better for your dog’s teeth, but it tends to be made most sustainably with the least waste. This means high-quality dog food is not only best for your pet but also for the planet.
You can usually distinguish high-quality dog food from its lower-quality cousins by checking the nutritional content. Indeed, by looking at a detailed analytical analysis like you can find in these Freshpet reviews you will be able to see precisely what dog food is made up of. Something that will ensure you always choose the best option for your pupper!
There are ways to stop your dog from wolfing down his food
Dogs are famously good at cleaning their food bowls in a matter of seconds. However, eating their meals too fast can result in a range of issues including digestive problems.
The good news is it is possible to slow down the speed at which your dog eats. One way of doing this is to use dry food and a snuffle or puzzle mat, which makes Rover seek out and work for each piece. You may also wish to use toys like a food dispenser, or even add a large ball to their food bowl which means they have to take smaller bites as they eat.
There are certain things you should never feed your dog
Last, of all, there are some items that you should never feed your dog. These include chocolate, grapes, and raisins, as well as onions and garlic. All of which can, in the worst-case scenario, be fatal.
Dogs are also lactose intolerant so that means dairy products like cheese and milk should also be avoided. (Yes, that’s right, though they may love it, cheese is off limits).
It’s also crucial that you are mindful of your dog around common household objects like plants and cut flowers. This is because things plants like Daffodils (particularly the bulbs) and Azaleas can be very toxic to dogs if ingested.