The benefits of good health:
Your local veterinarian and your DogTech behavioural trainer will tell you how important it is for a dog to maintain a healthy diet. And before we commence with any training, your trainer will discuss the importance of nutrition.
Not only is a healthy dog a joy to see, its nutritional levels will also play a major part in its behaviour; from its temperament and energy; and the condition of its fur. In fact, a nutritional diet that combines with the right levels of digestible protein and amino acid will help rejuvenate and strengthen your dog’s coat and give it that shiny look. However, before you serve up a tasty dish, it’s important that you first understand how your dog’s gastrointestinal track is able break down the protein molecules into amino acids for the diet to have any affect. And having information of the ingredients used that make up your dog’s diet is essential.
However, before you serve up a tasty dish, it’s important that you first understand how your dog’s gastrointestinal track breaks down the protein molecules into amino acids for the diet to have any affect. And knowing the ingredients used that make up your dog’s diet is also essential.
The first step in providing a nutritious diet is to review your dog’s breed, medical history and its current state of health including the condition of its fur and weight with your local vet. The next step is to provide your dog with a measured diet and feeding schedule that will help maintain a healthy weight and required energy levels for its age, size and breed.
Here are some tips:
- Find out the exact portion of recommended food you should feed your dog
- Don’t overfeed your dog one day; then skimp the next day. Be consistent with the portion of food you serve
- Create an area where your dog will be fed each day
- Be consistent with treats so you may decrease any potential obsession with random offerings between meals.
- Check the level of calories in each treat and ensure that they’re nutritional snacks
- Never leave food where your dog could get at it. This includes cat food, dinner scraps and shopping bags full of tempting bites
- Ensure that fresh water is readily accessible (in a clean bowl), day or night
- If your dog’s overweight, let’s get physical! A 30-minute walk each day is a fun way to create a healthy, ‘dog-day’ routine. It’s never too early or late to start!
- Stick to a meal and exercise schedule
Also, speak to your DogTech behaviouralist who will discuss the benefits of nutritional snacks in dog behavioural sessions and ongoing in-home training.
At DogTech, we believe a healthy dog is a happy dog.