Why does my dog always want food?

Asked By: Bruce Labadie
Date created: Sat, Jan 30, 2021 3:31 AM
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In many of the above cases, the underlying mechanism leading to increased hunger is the same: your dog's body is unable to absorb the nutrients in the food or digest it properly, so their appetite goes into overdrive.

They are actually starving no matter how much food they eat, so they compensate by eating everything.

Answered By: Consuelo Schumm
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 5:34 AM
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According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.

As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.

Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.

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Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.

Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.

Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.

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Cat food tends to be high in fat, calories and protein which means it's not ideal for dogs. Dogs with sensitive stomachs may suffer gastrointestinal upset, sickness and diarrhoea after eating cat food.
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In many ways, canned dog food can be superior to kibble.

They typically contain more meat protein than their dry counterparts.

And they're made with fewer carbohydrates, too.

Plus, due to their air-tight packaging, canned dog foods contain no synthetic preservatives.

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If your dog is drinking excessively (polydipsia) it is possibly because he is losing excess amounts of water for any of a number of reasons.

While a number of diseases result in excess water intake and urine output, the most common of these diseases include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease.

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What are Dog Feeding Charts?

Adult Dog Size (lbs)Dry Food Feeding Amount (Cups)
26 to 502 to 2-2/3
51 to 752-2/3 to 3-1/3
76 to 1003-1/3 to 4-1/4
100+4-1/4 plus 1/4 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs
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It's very common for dog owners to punish their dogs for growling.

Unfortunately, this often suppresses the growl—eliminating his ability to warn us that he's about to snap, literally and figuratively.

On other occasions, punishing a growling, uncomfortable dog can induce him to escalate into full-on aggression.

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