Signs Your Dogs Food Is Wrong
Sometimes the littlest hint from your dog could mean something. When I first got Lilly she had many problems with food, she would display it in different signs, and some foods just didn’t sit right in her belly. Dogs can display signs because they are having an allergy to one of the ingredients in what they are eating , or the food many not have enough nutrients the dog needs based on breed, size, and age. Here are some signs your dogs food is wrong?
- Bowel Problems – This is probably one of the most common signs to detect. If your dog is having problems going to the bathroom, having loose stool, and diarrhea this could be a clear sign that their food is not right and they are having problems digesting it.
- Vomiting – If your dog is acting like they don’t feel good after they eat or start vomiting up their food after eating, they might not be handling there food that well.
- Itchiness– Does your dog itch all the time for no reason? If your dog doesn’t have any fleas or any dry skin, it may be their food. It could be a bad reaction like an allergy to an ingredient in their food.
- Weight – If your dog is losing or gaining weight in large amounts it could be due to what they are eating, having too much carbohydrates or not enough nutrients in their food.
- Ear Problems – If your dog is paying a little too much attention to their ears or has been having chronic ear problems, take them to a vet and see if the dog might be suffering from food allergies.
- Gas Problems – This is a sign in most dogs that are having food allergies suffer from, Lilly suffered from this when we had to change her food. Some breeds are prone to gas, but if the gas started with a food change this could be a sign that something in food is messing with their system.
- Behavioral Problems – Some dog owners don’t realize this, I was even surprised when I learned food can actually cause behavioral issues. For example, if your dog acts like they are still hungry after just eating and eat your cats food, this could be a sign that their food isn’t giving them what they need.
- Not Eating – If your dog has always been a good eater until switching their food and they just won’t eat, this can be a sign that the food is most likely the culprit.
- No Energy – If your dog was always a ball of energy but after changing there food they seem sluggish, or if there energy level is not as it was, this could be a sign that your dog isn’t getting proper nutrition from their food.
Some dog owners don’t realize what dogs eat can actually mess with everything a dog does, such as physical and emotional behaviors. If your dog shows any signs that he/she could not be keeping their new food down, ask your veterinarian about some foods that might be better for your dog.