Why is your pet a picky eater?

There are a number of reasons why your pet might be a picky eater. Here’s a few of the most probable causes of his fussiness!

A picky eater can be a frustrating mystery – and a tough one to crack! The Canadian Animal Health Institute presents some reasons why your pet is turning his nose up at his food bowl:

1. He’s full

To avoid overfeeding, read the package carefully and be diligent when measuring portions. Also, ensure that no more than 10% of his daily caloric intake comes from treats.

2. The food is stale and/or rotten

Exposure to air will make dry pet food stale over time. Store food in a sealed container away from extreme temperatures. Canned food should be consumed within three days of opening, kept covered and refrigerated. Once served, wet food should only be out for half an hour before it gets tossed.

3. He has a sore mouth

If you notice your pet is dropping his food or having trouble chewing, it’s time for a dental checkup.

Click here for advice on how to help your pet overcome her pickiness.