Under and Overfeeding: Dog Owners Should Avoid Both

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Under and Overfeeding: Dog Owners Should Avoid Both

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You've decided to treat your fur baby with the best — natural, cold-pressed dog food that's perfect for sensitive tummies. Kudos to you! Choosing food with all-natural ingredients and cold-pressing techniques is a stellar move for your pet's health. But there’s another piece of the puzzle — feeding your pup the right amount.

We've all been there— trying to figure out just how much to feed our dogs. Overfeeding or underfeeding can mess with their health, just like it does with us. A little extra here or there won’t hurt, but consistently giving too much or too little can spell trouble.

When Your Pup's Not Getting Enough

Hard to imagine your dog not eating enough, right? But it happens. Some folks might cut back on food to make their dog more motivated during training. Well-intentioned, sure, but it can lead to underfeeding. There are other reasons too, but the bottom line is, if your dog isn't eating enough, it can lead to some nasty health issues like:

  • Skin problems
  • Lethargy
  • Thinning fur or even bald spots
  • A weakened immune system
  • Gastrointestinal problems

Think of it like this: without enough food, your dog’s body can't function right. They don't heal as fast, their growth is stunted, and they just aren’t their vibrant selves.

When Your Pup's Getting Too Much

On the flip side, overfeeding is more common. Who doesn’t love spoiling their pets? But overindulgence can lead to overfeeding, and that can cause:

  • Skin issues
  • Cushing's disease
  • Breathing problems
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Certain cancers
  • Musculoskeletal problems like arthritis and tendon issues
  • Overfeeding can make your dog’s life tougher and shorter. No one wants that.

Finding the Sweet Spot

So, how do you nail the perfect portion? Your vet is your go-to person for advice on feeding guidelines. They know your dog's health and any specific needs they have.

And don’t overlook the food chart that comes with your dog food. If you haven’t checked out our blog post on food charts, do it! It’s a great resource. Basically, these charts give you a baseline for how much to feed based on your dog's weight. Just remember, they’re brand-specific – you can’t use a chart from one brand for another.

Nextrition also offers a free personalized feeding plan on our website that is tailored specific to your pup for a more exact feeding amount.

Why Nextrition Cold-Pressed Dog Food?

At Nextrition, we’ve raised the bar on dog food. Our cold-pressed dog food is all-natural, gut-friendly, and packed with nutrients. Think of it as a gourmet meal for the boss of the house (yes, your dog!).

Our cold-pressed technique locks in all the goodness and flavor, ensuring your dog gets a nutrient-packed meal that’s easy on the stomach. Say goodbye to digestive issues and hello to a healthier, happier pup. Plus, it’s perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs or common allergies.

The Bottom Line

Feeding your dog the right amount isn’t just about keeping them full – it’s about their overall health and well-being. Whether you’ve got a picky eater or a dog with dietary restrictions, Nextrition offers a balanced, nutritious option that stands out.

Join the feeding revolution with Nextrition. Because your dog deserves the best – and nothing less. By making smart choices about your dog's diet, you can help your furry friend live a healthier, happier life. Whether you’re dealing with underfeeding, overfeeding, or just looking for the best dog food out there, remember that Nextrition has your back.

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