Poor Nutrition - What Impacts Can It Have On Dogs?

Poor nutrition can impact both the health and the behaviour of dogs, depending on how the nutrition is deficient.

Health

Growth of a puppy – bones developing incorrectly

Immune system

Allergies

Malnutrition

Skin and coat problems

Obesity

Lack of energy

Kidney disease

Yeast infections

Pancreatitis

Diabetes

Unable to reproduce

Heart problems

Behaviour

Separation anxiety (due to higher levels of stress)

Aggression over food, treats or toys

Seeking out alternative food (e.g. rubbish bins, digging, trying to escape)

Coprophagia

Chewing wood, rocks or other objects

Over-exuberance

Hyperactivity

Unfocused

Agitated

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