28/02/2023

Share

Gluttony and Dogs

We are going to start this article by defining the term gluttony, it comes from the Latin gluttire, which means to swallow food excessively or without measure.

The biggest problem lies in the harmful consequences that obesity has on the health of our pets, the most frequent being joint, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases.

An obese dog is a reflection of a sick dog, which translates into a poor quality of life and a decrease in life expectancy. Generally, weight gain is due to an imbalance between energy intake and use, always associated with sedentary behaviors. It is vitally important to take our dog's diet into account in the early stages of development, an obese puppy will be an obese adult dog.

If, on the contrary, we maintain an adequate feeding routine, if we supply a balanced and good quality diet, adjusting the dose to the age and weight of our pet, the chances of our puppy being an obese dog will decrease significantly.
{{editor}}

Exercise will be an inevitable discipline in the life of our dogs and, like the diet, it must be adjusted to the stage and condition of the animal. Ideally, to control your pet's gluttony, we recommend  incorporate feeding schedules, teach him to remain calm at mealtime and if you see him agitated or anxious, wait until he is calm to feed him.

If the problem is  they eat very anxiously and/or quickly, you can use a special type of dish for these cases, which prevents the pet from taking large amounts of food to its mouth at the same time. Ask your trusted veterinarian the tools that make it easier for you to control your pet's gluttony.

by Vitalcan

Source: All Pet Food

 


Share

Rate the reading


Videos


Events

Upcoming
Foro Mascotas 2024

Foro Mascotas 2024

date

June 26 to 28, 2024

marker

Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Upcoming
PET SOUTH AMÉRICA 2024

PET SOUTH AMÉRICA 2024

date

August 14 to 16, 2024

marker

San Pablo Expo - Brazil

Upcoming
REAM 2024

REAM 2024

date

September 03 to 05, 2024

marker

Plaza Mayor Convention Center in the city of Medellín - Colombia.

Upcoming
CIPAL 2024

CIPAL 2024

date

September 25 to 26, 2024

marker

UCA, Puerto Madero, Argentina

Upcoming
Figap 2024

Figap 2024

date

October 16 to 18, 2024

marker

Expo Guadalajara. Guadalajara, México

Upcoming
World Plastic Connection Summit 2025

World Plastic Connection Summit 2025

date

April 08 to 10, 2025

marker

Sao Paulo - Brazil