Tips and Tricks for Your Fussy Dog

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Cracking the Code of Fussy Eaters: Understanding Your Dog's Picky Food Habits

  • Attention and Interaction
  • Medical Issues
  • Stress or Anxiety

Creative ways to make mealtime More Appealing for Your Fussy Dog

  • Warm the Food
  • Change the Food Texture
  • Freshen Up the Food
  • Apply some food to their paws

Homemade Dog Food Solutions for Fussy Eaters: Recipes and Tips

Cracking the Code of Fussy Eaters: Understanding Your Dog's Picky Food Habits

Dogs, like humans, can exhibit varying behaviours for a variety of reasons, and it's important to note that individual dogs may have different preferences and reactions. If you're noticing changes in your dog's behaviour and they seem fussy, several factors could be contributing to this:

- Attention and Interaction: Dogs are social animals, and they may become fussy if they are not getting enough attention, playtime, or mental stimulation. Boredom can lead to undesirable behaviours. 

- Medical Issues: Sometimes, underlying medical issues that are not immediately apparent can affect a dog's behaviour. Regular veterinary check-ups are crucial for identifying and addressing any potential health concerns.

- Stress or Anxiety: Dogs, like humans, can experience stress and anxiety. This can be triggered by various factors, such as loud noises, unfamiliar surroundings, or changes in their daily routine. 

And many others. You will be the best judge so look out for what might be going on.

Fussiness when it relates to food, can cause pet parents severe anxiety 

Dogs can go without eating for a day or two, and that often causes pet parents lot of stress and anxiety. Puppies, smaller breeds, and senior dogs may have a higher risk of developing complications from not eating. Additionally, certain medical conditions or illnesses can lead to a loss of appetite, and in these cases, it's essential to seek veterinary attention promptly. Prolonged periods of not eating can lead to serious health issues, including malnutrition, weakness, and even organ failure. Dehydration is also a concern if a dog is not drinking water.

 

In short, it is not ideal. We want to fix this.

 

Here are some creative ways to make mealtime More Appealing for Your Fussy Dog

- Warm the Food: Heating the food slightly can enhance its aroma, making it more enticing for your dog.

- Change the Food Texture: Some dogs may prefer a different texture. You can try switching between raw food, cooked food, and semi-moist options to see if your dog has a preference.

- Freshen Up the Food: Dogs may be more inclined to eat fresher food. Adding a fresh carrot as a snack for example can have a positive impact on their appetite.

Apply some food to their paws: It might be a struggle to get your dog to even try their food, applying some wet food on their paws can urge them to lick it and taste what is in their food.

Then there are some less ethical ways, like gentle starvation, putting cheese on top etc. We strictly don’t recommend any of those methods.  

 

Homemade Dog Food Solutions for Fussy Eaters: Recipes and Tips

Cooking at home can be a good solution to keep your fussy pup’s gut health in good shape, however doing it for long periods without taking full care of the nutrient balance can cause some health issues. There are some good recipes on this website that you can follow to make really well-balanced meals https://foreverdog.com/resources/diet-food/

Whilst cooking good dog food is not rocket science and with enough practice you can get good at making balanced meals that are both nutritious and cost effective. However, not everyone has the option to do it regularly enough and that’s where we come in. 

At Brunswick Fur Food, we try to give it our everything to provide your pup’s the freshest meals that money can buy. We serve our meals to some of the fussiest (but cutest) pets in Melbourne. Our google reviews are testament to our diligence in serving up the most delicious single protein meals. Our meals are locally made in Melbourne are delivered straight to your doorsteps.  

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