Feeding Dogs - Simply Common Sense
Many dog owners are surprised when they discover that their dog is overweight. How can this be when they have simply followed what it said to feed on the back of the packet or can? Well how many of us feed ourselves by looking on a chart for our age,sex and height and then follow that religiously? Common sense tells us that when we look in the mirror we can tell at a glance if we are eating a bit too much! Effectively, we are body condition scoring ourselves and this is exactly what we need to do for our pets. We need to feed them according to how they look, not what the packet says you should feed! And just because your pet likes something and asks for it, should you be giving it, especially if they are a bit overweight? If a child asks for sweets and ice cream all the time, would you just continue to give them whatever they wanted no matter how heavy they are? Feeding dogs is all about common sense and using the same principles as we use to feed ourselves. Feed your dog to how they look! Our nurses are always happy to help you work out what you should be feeding your pet.