Dog is Always Looking for Food Despite Being Well-Fed – Top 3 Reasons Why
Is your dog always looking for food despite being provided a reasonable diet? It might be to a point where other people may wrongly assume the dog is being neglected and never being fed. Here a few reasons why and ways to stop the dog’s behavior of seeking food all the time.
1. Dog doesn’t feel full
The dog might be always begging and looking for food because he doesn’t feel full. You may need to make some changes to the dog’s diet so they feel the opposite way. One tip would be to introduce high-fiber food to your dog’s diet. Indigestible fiber, for example, may make a dog feel full without adding calories to his diet. Avoid dog food and treats that consist of a lot of air and water content. Some kibbles, for example, may only look larger because they contain more air pockets. These kibbles are less likely to make your dog feel full.
Feeding the dog a moderate amount of vegetables may also reduce the likelihood of the dog looking for food all the time. Good choices may include broccoli, cucumber, and carrots.
2. Eating as an enjoyable activity
Some dogs may always look for food because it’s one of the few activities that is enjoyable for them. It’s possible the dog feels this way because you always give in whenever the dog asks for food. The dog might think he is being rewarded in such instances.
You need to make sure you aren’t giving the dog any treats whenever he seems to be asking for it. You need to also divert your dog’s attention and make sure he is getting enjoyment from a variety of activities such as playing and grooming.
3. Dog eats too quickly
The enjoyment of eating a delicious meal may not have lasted long enough because the dog has a habit of eating too quickly. You might be able to reduce the number of times the dog asks for food by introducing a slow feeder bowl. Eating too quickly is never a good thing for dogs because it also introduces risks of developing gastrointestinal conditions like bloat.