Dog Nutrition Basics
A dog's nutritional needs are much more complex than most pet parents understand. Find a list of articles here to get a full view into the nutritional complexities of dogs and how to address them.
It is perfectly natural for some dogs to skip meals on occasion. This behavior is rooted in nature and in the way dogs have evolved from their wolfy predecessors. It is simply something that happens from time to time, and it can sometimes even be a good thing.
It’s not likely that your dog has grown sick of their food, but there may be something else going on.
Mealtime can be a struggle for some families, but it does not have to be. As with any part of dog training, it is important that the pet parent always takes full ownership of the dog’s behavior and the outcome of the training. Your dog can learn positive behaviors but only with your support and patience.
Many people hear the word “alpha” and immediately think of harsh or dominating tactics to get a dog to behave or submit. This is definitely not the goal you want to keep in mind when working with your dog and becoming the alpha in her life.
A daily routine helps to give your dog a baseline for what to expect in her daily life, as well as to establish you in her eyes as her fair and gentle pack leader. Over time, following a consistent daily routine allows your dog to trust you and respect you.
Oil supplements can be an effective part of an overall dietary plan for humans, but what about dogs? Are the health benefits similar, and are they safe for canine consumption? Before adding any supplements to your dog’s routine, talk to your veterinarian.
Why are some dogs so weird about their food? More often than not, the answer lies in a behavior called resource guarding.
It may be tempting to call the vet the second your pooch refuses dinner, but it’s perfectly natural and ordinary for some dogs to skip a meal or two on occasion. She may have simply filled up on too many treats that day, or she might be feeling a bit bored with her kibble.
Nutrient numbers in dog food labels can't always be treated as high = good and low = bad. A few general guidelines for thinking about the role of key nutrients in maintaining the health of your pet.
While dogs don't need carbohydrates to survive, there are many studies that have found impressive benefits of including carbohydrates in a dog's diet, which is why we include them in the food over here at NomNomnow.