When you eat the food you enjoy, you are happy. When you eat healthy food, you feel so full of good energy and life. When you eat at the right times, and in the right amounts, you find more balance and ease in your day-to-day. Everything seems so much easier to accomplish when you are fed well. The same applies to our canine companions. Your dog food affects your dog’s mood as well.
Do you find yourself dealing with your dog’s unpredictable moods often? If you’re worried about the cause of this, you can start by checking their diet. If you find that your dog is moody or exhibiting behavior that is out of the ordinary or is just not giving the energy it used to, you may have to adjust some parts of what they eat. Here are some ways you can start:
1. Make sure they get enough protein
Dogs are meat-eaters, even though some of their owners have switched to plant-based diets. If you are one such dog parent, make sure you don’t do anything drastic with your dog’s diet, and research the matter or consult your veterinarian before you consider making your dog vegan, too.
Make sure they get enough of the protein that they need. You can imagine why grain-free dog food is seeing increased popularity in this aspect, as it’s rich in protein, plus it tastes good. It is essential that your dog has both to boost his health and his mood.
2. Check the labels of your dog food
Just like with humans, too much processed food will do your dog a lot of harm. These ingredients cause inflammation that may develop into pain or sickness in your dog. Make sure to veer away from too much commercially manufactured kibble and feed your dog anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich whole foods instead.
3. Set specific meal times
It would be good to let your dog get used to a routine and expect food at a specific time in the day. The routine will give them a sense of stability, helping manage their mental and emotional health. It will also help them be more disciplined, and the structure will help them feel on top of their game.
In the same way that regulating your diet and eating habits makes you feel better overall, the same goes for your dog. Remember your dog food affects your dog’s mood. Practice these essential methods, and you will have a happier dog full of vitality.
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