If you know anything about computers, then you will know what term GIGO means, it stands for garbage in and garbage out. So now you ask what has this to do with your dogs diet? Well your dog certainly is not a walking, tail wagging, barking computer, but your dogs diet definitely effects it in the same way. What food you feed your pet will eventually come out in the end.
The diet you feed your dog will have a considerable effect in its outputs. There are of course other factors that play a roll in this, such as nerve, illness and the weather. You can tell a lot about the health of your pet, by the outputs they produce.
Cleaning up after your pet is not the most pleasant job, but it is a necessary one that we all have to do. Being selective with your dogs diet, will make this task more pleasant and a easier job to do.
If you feed your dog a diet that is high in fillers, then the excrement will be large in size and often runny. Thus, making it hard to pick up. This is not recommended to do, but if you give your pet leftovers from the table, then when you go to clean up it will not be nice to do. This is because the outputs of a pet eating an unhealthy diet is just plain messy, smelly and large.
To many treats, such as rawhide or bones will change your dogs stool. You need to monitor how treats affect your dogs outputs, this way you can determine how healthy the snack really is for your hound.
If you feed your dog a balanced healthy nutritious diet, that is of high quality, then you will notice a difference in the outputs. Cleaning up after your pet may not be at the top of your list of things to do, but it will be a far easier task and much more tolerable to do, if your dogs diet is healthy and nutritious.
Always consult your veterinarian before you decide what type of diet is best for your dog. If you decide on dry food, then look for one that lists meat as the first ingredient. This way you will reduce the amount of fillers that your pet consumes.
Feeding your pet on a regular schedule is important. When you are deciding what your dogs diet will be do not simply focus on what you are feeding your pet, as its just as important to focus on when you feed your dog. If you feed your dog at consistent mealtimes, then you will be far more able to predict your dogs potty schedule. This also plays an important role when you are house training your pet.
By helping your pet eat a balanced healthy nutritious diet, then you are taking the first and most important step to maintaining a healthy diet for your dog. Your dogs diet, when you monitor it, will keep things running smoothly, it will also minimize outputs and mess. But be warned about to many treats in your dogs diet. By knowing what goes into your pet, will reduce the garbage and mess coming out.