Keeping track of a dog’s food intake is an important part of disease prevention. There are systems in place that will help people estimate a dog’s body condition. They can look at visual charts and pay attention to changes in a dog’s features.
Some dogs might not be eating enough, and others might be eating too much unhealthy food. Veterinarians can help people make sure that their dogs are getting diets that are carefully balanced.
Dogs will vary when it comes to their energy requirements when they’re at rest. They’ll use energy even when they’re not moving. Heavier dogs may consume more energy than smaller dogs even when they’re inactive. Older dogs might not need as many calories as younger dogs that are still growing. There are calculations that can help people determine exactly how many calories their dogs will need each day to stay healthy.
People have many factors to consider when analyzing nutrition for pets. Working dogs who are physically active each day have high calorie needs. Dogs all need some exercise, but dogs with relatively sedentary lifestyles have relatively moderate nutritional requirements. The process of feeding a dog nutritious food doesn’t have to be too inconvenient. It’s certainly possible to give dogs healthy snacks that can be easily measured.
Watch the video above to learn more about nutrition for pets!