As with humans, canines need a balanced diet to be able to thrive. Unable to make their own choices of diet, we, as their owners, are responsible for what they eat. By providing a nutritious diet, we in return may be rewarded with a companion who is fit, healthy and who hopefully will live a long and happy life. Many conditions that are seen by vets, are as a result of what is consumed by dogs, and obesity is on the increase in dogs which can lead to a number of serious health issues,. These can be physical and psychological. Sometimes, by amending a dog's diet just a little, it can help to ensure they are receiving better nutrition and reducing the risk of long-term or life-threatening conditions. Meals can be supplemented, or changed, to help support many medical conditions
Diet has been shown to have an affect on a dog's normal behaviour and a dog that is in pain, or not feeling well, may communicate this with undesirable behaviours.
During training, or an Emmett treatment, diet often gets considered where there is a behavioural issue, general health concern, or to better support a known condition. Please feel free to ask for advice during these sessions
Benefits of a nutritious balanced diet
Lower risk of known health issues related to obesity, including diabetes, arthritis, respiratory issues, heart disease, and certain types of cancer
Longer life expectancy
Less behavioural issues
Reduced vet bills