Why is my dog a fussy eater and what can I do
21st September 2016 posted by Peter
There is nothing more disheartening than placing down your pet’s meal with love and care, only to see them stare at it and wander off with disappointment. Often a fussy eater is a result of feeding your dog too many table scraps or too many treats; they feel as though there is something better to eat and so refuse their own meals. However, in many cases, fussy eating can’t be avoided and your dog simply doesn’t like the food you are feeding them.
Although dogs don’t need variety in the same way humans do, this doesn’t mean they don’t want to enjoy a delicious meal each and every day. The problem with a lot of dry kibble based foods is that they have gone through harsh cooking procedures which typically destroys a lot of the taste. You can see why your pet might compare their dry food to the tasty scraps they are getting after your meals. Even if this isn’t the case, it’s not hard to see why some dogs will turn their nose up. If you’ve had previous pets who were treated in the same way, but weren’t fussy eaters, what does that mean? There are typically two types of dogs; the ones who will devour anything you put in front of them and the ones who eat only because they need to.
Pure pet food is a human-grade, all natural food that is not only a healthy option for your pet, but it’s also one of the tastiest! Human-grade says it all, we use high-quality meat and vegetables to create our recipes. Plus, we don’t use harsh cooking procedures, Pure is prepared using a method called dehydration in our very own UK food facility.
If your dog has got a taste for human food, Pure Pet Food is the perfect solution, full of flavour whilst still providing all of the necessary nutrients and vitamins your pet requires for well-balanced diet. We’re confident Pure will inject that excitement back into mealtimes even for those dogs who seem totally uninterested in their food.
It’s important to note that even if your pet really dislikes their current food, you should still transition them slowly onto any new brand to encourage clean digestion. Pure is no different. Start by mixing some of the new food into the old and try these ratios for each serving:
Day 1 - 75% old and 25% new
Day 2 - 60% old and 40% new
Day 3 - 50% old and 50% new
Day 4 - 40% old and 60% new
Day 5 - 25% old and 75% new
Day 6 - 10% old and 100% new
Day 7 - 100% new
We’ve had many fussy eaters successfully convert to Pure Pet Food and never look back. In fact, it’s one of the most common things we hear from our customers. Check out these fussy eater success stories to see for yourself.
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