Learn about the Bad Feeding Habits That Could Be Hurting Your Dog

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There are very many dogs that are not healthy because of them being obese or overweight. There is a big similarity between unhealthy behavior in dogs due to obesity with that of humans. The diet that people give to their dogs is the most probable cause of the health issues such as obesity that affects most dogs and knowing this fact is very important in this subject.Let me emphasize the importance of knowing what you feed your dog with because a dog has no capability of selecting its diet. Over the years people have made numerous errors on the diet that they give to their dogs. There are guidelines that ought to be followed when a person is dealing with the diet of dogs so view here.This article is very important because it aims on informing some of those bad habits of feeding dogs as they are the main cause of people having unhealthy dogs with the aim of eradicating this problem.

Leaving the dogs dry food out all the time is one of the examples of the bad habits that constitute to the poor dieting of the dogs thus leading to the obesity of the dogs.This habit of leaving the food out all the time is commonly dubbed as free feeding.Here people argue that the dog will be reasonable enough to stop eating when it is full but contrary to that, the dog continues eating even after its fill thus leading to obesity.In other words, dogs cannot self-regulate the amount of food they eat thus leading to excessive eating if presented with much food. Overeating of the dog eventually leads to obesity.

Obesity of the dogs which eventually leads to a dog not being healthy could be traced to the excessive treats that dog owners give to their dogs. Treats are given by dog owners to their dogs as a sign of love. Unhealthy dogs due to obesity could also be traced to the excessive calories that are found on the treats that are given to the dogs.Treats have very many benefits such as acting as a motivation while training the dogs but their consumption by the dogs should be regulated.Choosing the treats that are low in calories is also very important here!

Feeding the dogs from the table is also another probable cause of the obesity that most dogs face. The quantity of the food a person is feeding their dog with cannot be accounted.In addition, feeding a dog from the table may also make the dog food come into contact with human food that may be poisonous to the dog such as chocolate and garlic.

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