Measure your pet’s hunger:
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If the score of your dog’s weight falls between 4 – 6 pounds or somewhere around 2.5 on a 10 – pointer or a 5 – pointer scale respectively, then you may relax as he has a healthy weight. If you have concerns like your dog does not finish what is in his bowl or if he craves for more food after having enough then in either of the cases if your dog is maintain a good body condition then you need not to worry. There are pretty good chances that it does not require food it probably wants something more, may be your attention! However, if you notice any discrepancy in its physical condition, like if it has become more active then it would require more food. At this point of time, you should consult your vet to revise pet’s diet.
1 More fiber, longer hours of relaxation:
Fiber is the most amazing food for ‘hunger satisfaction’, but it remains the most overlooked food from the dog’s diet. There are two types of fiber –
As the names themselves define the two kinds, insoluble fiber is the one that does not dissolve in water while the soluble fiber dissolves in water. Besides its health benefits that it can reduce the risk of intestinal cancer, prevents constipation and diarrhea, both at the same time, good for loosing calories, etc., it also can make your pet feel full for longer duration, not just pet but anybody, reason being that insoluble fat, as it does not dissolve in water, remains there in the digestive track for more time. Fiber can help in improving the gastro intestinal functions and maintain the body weight by not adding to the calories.
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2 Veggies to make tummy full:
If you are not in the mood of cooking but your dog’s stomach is rumbling with hunger, off course you overlook that too pretty unlucky that your dog cannot be given pizza…otherwise you would have just ordered and the dog too could enjoy the cheesy treat…! What do you do then? Not much, just make some steps in the direction of your refrigerator, ohh no you silly…your dog is obviously not that hungry to eat refrigerator!!! Vegetables inside the refrigerator will serve him good. Veggies like green beans, carrots, cucumbers, celery and broccoli are good choices. You can give the dog boiled veggies; however, veggies are more nutritional when eaten raw. But if you decide to feed them raw, make sure they are washed properly otherwise it may pass some undesirable infections to the pet. Once you feed them with veggies, you can be assured that your pet and you are going to enjoy a good afternoon sleep.