Feeding Your Dog May Be Affecting His Temperament

Commercial pet food products may look very similar to each other but they are not created equal. Their ingredients may differ, as well as the way they are processed, and packaged. Other factors that affect the quality of the pet food product include the quality and proportion of the ingredients, as well as the effect of each ingredient on the metabolism and action of the other ingredients.

One important thing to remember about pets and pet food is that what your pet is eating can actually have an important impact on your pet’s energy level, behavior, and temperament.

Carbohydrates

Consumption of high-carbohydrate pet food can lead to peaks and lows in the dog’s blood sugar levels; this can have a significant effect on your dog’s energy levels; some experience mood swings, and even display erratic behavior.

Fats

A low-fat diet or one that contains minimal fat can cause the level of blood serum to drop. When this happens, the dog may undergo moody behavior, become grumpy, and even have a tendency to act aggressively.

Sugars

High amounts of sugar in pet food offer short-term energy boost, which can lead to a drop in energy levels. Too much sugar can also make a dog hyperactive for a short while followed by quick loss of energy.

Know more about your dog's nutritional needs by visiting your Springdale, ON animal hospital.

Feeding Your Dog May Be Affecting His Temperament

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