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As a dog owner, you know that canines love to eat food all the time, as they believe their stomach has unlimited storage capacity. Even if dogs had their meal just five minutes ago, they are always ready to eat again.
What if your dog is different from other canines as it is a picky eater? The first thing you need to do is, ensure there are no health problems with your dog. For example, stomach problems, allergies, and sore gums and teeth prevent your canine from enjoying its meal.
Reasons why your dog is a picky eater
Although there are several reasons, let’s take a look at the two most common causes which makes your dog a picky eater:
How long can you eat the same type of food for the rest of your life? Even if it is the most delicious meal in the world, you will feel the need to eat something else, as you are tired of eating the same dish every day. Similarly, your four-legged furry friend feels the same, as its food is no longer exciting.
Excessive consumption of treats
Every dog owner treats their pet as a member of their family. Due to this reason, it is quite common for owners to feed their dogs with the food they eat in every meal. Over time, the canines lose interest in their food, as it is not as delicious or aromatic as what their owners eat, which leads to picky eating. If you have been feeding your dog with scraps from your meals, your canine will exhibit this behavior.
How to eliminate picky eating in your dog?
Change things up regularly
If you are giving your canine commercial dog food, then you can liven things up with change. For example, you can mix the dog food with beef or chicken broth, as they enhance its flavor significantly. You can also add canned food, as it increases the variety. Also, you can microwave the food for at least 15 seconds, so that it releases aroma, which increases your canine’s interest.
Limit the number of treats
One of the main things you need to do is reduce the number of treats your canine gets in a day. Your canine understands that if it doesn’t eat its regular food, you will cave in and give it treats. Instead, you should reduce the number of treats, while providing it with a balanced, and high-quality diet.
By going through this simple guide, you can handle your dog, even though it is a picky eater. Do you have anything to add to this subject? If yes, let us know by leaving a comment below!