Fat Or Fussy Dog
Dogs are usually greedy feeders and will eat anything put in front of them, so it's rare to have a fussy eater. On the other hand, some pets are adept at begging for, and getting, more food than they need from their owners, which often leads to them becoming overweight.
These are usually created by their owners; a dog won't usually starve himself unless there is a physical reason, such as illness or a mouth problem, so consult your yet in the first instance to rule this out, or treat accordingly.
It your dog is healthy, then only give him his regular diet at set times. It it remains uneaten alter 20 minutes, remove and dispose at the food. Do not give him anything else until the next set meal time. This usually works within a day or two.
This usually occurs by them eating more than is necessary and not having enough daily exercise. Obesity causes all sorts of ailments, from joint problems to heart disease, so it’s essential to get, and keep, weight under control.
Consult your yet to check your dog is healthy, apart from being too fat, if he isn’t, then your yet will advise on the best diet and exercise plan. Otherwise, simply gradually reduce your dog’s daily food intake to the appropriate level.
Where both fussy and fat dogs are concerned, keep treats to a minimum and include them as part of the daily ration not on top of it. Aim to wean your dog onto healthy treats, such as raw carrot and other vegetables. Consult a canine nutrition expert as to what fruit and vegetables are safe.
Begging For Food
Ignore this behavior for the sake of your dogs waistline and domestic harmony. A dog who whines at the table and attempts to steal food soon becomes a nuisance.