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To help a picky eater develop proper eating habits:
Don’t give your pet food from table. Instead, feed or treat him or her from a separate area from where you and the family eat. To make this successful, make sure everyone in your home knows to adopt this method of feeding and treating.
Keep your pet’s food separate from your own so your dog doesn’t get the idea that he can eat whatever seems tastiest at the time.
Feed your dog on a consistent schedule so he knows when to expect his next meal. People like variety, but consistency is the key to developing a dog’s healthy eating habits.
Remember that pets have different taste preferences just like people do. Your pet’s picky eating may be his way of telling you that a new brand of food, or format (raw, dehydrated, kibble, or can) might be in order.
Most cases of picky eating are not a cause for concern if your pet is active and at a healthy body weight. However, a trip to the vet is in order if you notice that your pet is losing weight and/or seems lethargic. In this instance, picky eating might be a sign of a medical problem that needs to be addressed.
Tasty Treats for Picky Pooches
If you’re looking for nutritious dog treats that will satisfy even the pickiest pooch, Max & Ruffy’s fits the bill. Our recipes are crafted to offer a treat that will appeal to your dog’s taste buds while offering nutritional benefits that promote his health and wellbeing. For example, our Powerhouse: Sweet Potato & Alfalfa treat is packed with sweet potatoes that offer the immune boosting properties of beta-carotene, phosphorous, iron, and vitamin C. Alfalfa, an immune boosting plant, has been said to help provide relief from arthritis pain and assist in healing liver disorders, intestinal ulcers, and gastritis.