Proper nutrition is the fundamental basis for every aspect of your dog’s life.
Nutrition affects their health and longevity by offering an essential balance of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates and the trace nutrients and minerals their bodies need for growth, repair and the maintenance of the immune system.
Nutrition is a complex and integral part of your dog’s ability to think clearly, lower stress levels and display a calmer behaviour.
Canine thinking takes a lot of energy. Dogs involved in any training programme and working dogs too, need tremendous amounts of mental energy to focus on the tasks presented to them. If your dog starts with minimal nutrition, they become lethargic, edgy or hyperactive when asked to perform the simplest of tasks. They cannot focus and lose concentration after a short period of time or eve become confused. If the dog is continually asked to do something they cannot comprehend through this confused state, then the confusion can lead to an aggressive state through frustration.
I have worked as a professional animal healer and therapist since 1996. When I go to give therapy to a dog, one of the first thing I look at is the dog’s diet. I personally work from the inside out. In terms of canine behavioural issues, giving animal therapy does not become as effective if the underlying causes for the behaviours are not changed.
In my experience as an animal healer, hyperactive, unfocused and out of control dogs often eat foods with high levels of cereal compounds such as: wheat, corn and cereal meal.
Aggressive dogs tend to eat foods that contain higher levels of incomplete protein which produce excessive amounts of energy. These proteins are often incomplete chains, not offering proper building and repair of tissue and these foods are often difficult to digest.
I’ve noticed that shy or stressed dogs do not digest their foods well at all and can suffer from intestinal complications such as diarrhoea. Their coats are also often dry, brittle and shed heavily.
One way to test the foods you are feeding is to soak the food in water for about 30 minutes. If it swells in size and becomes mushy, it is primarily cereal. Are your dog’s stool soft and loose or is the dog gassy? If so, they are not digesting the food properly.
By looking at your dogs’ food, you will do more to help balance their behaviour, as well as, contribute to their health and longevity.
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