Diet and Your Canine’s Conduct

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Posted on October 09, 2021 at 7:40 pm

From Dr. Saza Curaming, DVM

The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the benefits of having pets at home. Studies show that having a dog at home contributes to our wellbeing. Our furry animal friends can help us combat stress, build confidence, relieve anxiety, and keep loneliness at bay. With all the benefits dogs bring, it’s no surprise that more Filipinos are welcoming them into their homes. Organizations like the Animal Kingdom Foundation have stepped up efforts to promote pet adoption.

This is what a nursing mom needs to stay healthy and provide her puppies with nutrients. Of course, the benefits of dog ownership come with greater responsibility. Regardless of their stage of life, a dog needs regular attention from the pet owner and a healthy diet to develop appropriately. When it comes to dog food, good nutrition is just as important to your dog’s health as it is to your own, but their nutritional needs are very different. A dog’s behavior can be determined by several factors – breed, socialization, environment, and health. Pet owners should consider these factors when their pets’ behavior changes drastically. Diet is key to all aspects of a dog’s development, and it is important to keep in mind that small breeds and larger breeds have different nutritional needs. Physically, proper nutrition can help dogs stay active and healthy and prevent them from being sickly and lethargic.

These human children not only offer their puppies love, but also the right food so that they can grow up healthy and strong. Here are the Hammer Sisters Chelsea, Nikki and Chynna and their Lola Mama Chie with their Chowsky puppies. These pups have been very therapeutic for these girls, especially during the pandemic. A healthy dog ​​is generally a happy dog. In terms of behavior, diet can help dogs develop good disposition. Excessive chewing, begging, and incessant barking are tell-tale signs that something is bothering your pooch and that you need to make some adjustments. Another thing to keep in mind is that adequate nutrition should start early. In fact, when the mother is pregnant, nutrition begins as she can pass the right nutrients to the puppies. Pregnant and breastfeeding dogs need high-quality, nutrient-rich animal feed that is formulated for all stages of life for their growth. Once the puppies are born, the DHA in IAMS dog food can aid brain development for smarter and more trainable puppies. IAMS is also equipped with the right ration of calcium and phosphorus for healthy teeth and bones, essential fatty acids for healthy skin and shiny coat, whole grains for better digestion and an antioxidant-rich formula for a healthy immune system.

Dada, a four year old Dachshund and Asong Pinoy (Aspin) Mixx, is such a good mom to her four pups.  Furparent Tet Santos gives her plenty to eat - a mix of vegetables, meat, and a little rice - to keep her healthy and to help her produce more milk. Dada, a four year old Dachshund and Asong Pinoy (Aspin) Mixx, is such a good mom to her four pups. Furparent Tet Santos gives her plenty to eat – a mix of vegetables, meat, and a little rice – to keep her healthy and to help her produce more milk. Tailor-made dog food solutions such as IAMS offer the parents of their pets sensible care. Otherwise, if the nutrients are insufficient for puppies, they will not be able to absorb the physical, mental, and social skills necessary for development and growth. As creatures of habit, following a routine diet prevents dogs from becoming picky eaters. Knowing what we are feeding our pets is important as we treat them as part of the family. Feeding your pet age-appropriate and size-appropriate foods will help them develop socialization skills and behaviors that will contribute to a long and meaningful life. Editor’s note: This article was provided by Mars Petcare.

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