It's 'food for thought', why feeding for optimum health and behaviour will impact positively on your dog's health and behaviour!
Just as highly processed ‘simple’ ‘high-glycemic’ refined sugary foods like biscuits can create sugar spikes in people, similar hyperactivity and an inability to focus occurs in dogs fed highly processed simple carbohydrate foods like ‘kibble’. Sugar highs are followed in people and dogs by sugar lows like lethargy, moodiness, and being irritable. But some pet parents mistake these behaviours as being ill-mannered or uncooperative, rather than attributing them to their dog’s food.
Simple carbohydrates digest and absorb quicker, leaving dogs feeling hungry again quicker. Triggering undesirable begging behaviours, or munching on inappropriate ‘foods’ like your designer Chelsea boots.
As rescues see the aftermath of the ‘pandemic puppy boom’, re-sales of young dogs are soaring online. Could making a choice to feed a healthy raw balanced and complete diet like Paleoridge reduce dogs being abandoned for ‘bad’ behaviour problems?
This week Anna is joined by the vet, Dr Nick Thompson, to chat about a campaign he is fronting called ‘Ditch The Dry’. Talking about ‘ You are what You eat’ and why overly processed foods like kibble, compared to fresh raw balanced complete meals, are damaging to your dog’s health; and why pet parents could do better by their dogs, helping to minimise common but serious health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and obesity.
A Dog's Life with Anna Webb. Alternative Vet Lise Hansen talks 'Itchy Dogs' and why the answers are environmental
Vet Lise Hansen chats about 'Itchy Dogs', arguably the most common condition in modern vet practice. Lise explains why the cause of the itch lies oftentimes in the environment. Not as commonly thought in what dog's eat. Lise demystifies 'Hypo-allergenic' diets, and we discuss at length the value of the Titre Test. Also why pharmaceuticals like steroids simply cure the symptom rather than fixing the cause.
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