1. MY DOG HAS DRY, FLAKY SKIN. DOES HE NEED MORE OIL IN HIS DIET?
2. MY DOG IS UNDERWEIGHT. SHOULD I FEED HIM MORE?
3. WHY SHOULD I CHANGE IF MY DOG IS FINE ON ITS PRESENT FOOD?
4. WHICH IS BETTER - CANNED FOOD OR DRIED?
5. THE FUSSY DOG
6. CAN'T BE OVERFEEDING BECAUSE MY CAT IS NOT OVERWEIGHT
7. I CAN'T BE OVERFEEDING BECAUSE MY CAT ONLY EATS WHAT HE NEEDS AND LEAVES THE REST


1. MY DOG HAS DRY, FLAKY SKIN. DOES HE NEED MORE OIL IN HIS DIET?
No! Dry, flaky skin (dandruff or scurf) is a sign that there is an excess of waste matter in the system. It is not a sign that anything is lacking in the diet. The solution is to feed a high quality diet in smaller amounts. This will enable the body to eliminate the waste matter and the skin condition will then improve.
2. MY DOG IS UNDERWEIGHT. SHOULD I FEED HIM MORE?
It is first necessary to establish if the dog really is underweight. There are so many overweight dogs that a fit, lean dog looks underweight. Forget what the charts and scales say. You should be able to feel the dog's ribs with only a thin covering of skin. In a short-coated dog you should not be able to see the ribs and the bones should not be prominent. Many dogs are lean because they are active, not because they need more food. Often, increasing the food intake will reduce the efficiency of digestion so the dog may not put on weight. Increased feeding may even cause problems, for example signs of excess in the system as described in Stage 1 of the Development of Disease
3. WHY SHOULD I CHANGE IF MY DOG IS FINE ON ITS PRESENT FOOD?
Health problems are more likely on a low-quality food and they often develop without showing outward signs. A high-quality diet reduces the risk of a problem developing in the future.
4. WHICH IS BETTER - CANNED FOOD OR DRIED?
The answer is that what is in the food determines whether it is good for your dog, not how it is presented. Moist foods tend to be tastier than dry (mainly because they contain more protein and fat) but dry is more economical and convenient.
5. THE FUSSY DOG
It is truly remarkable how many owners have dogs which are fussy. Many owners seem determined to make their dogs eat come what may. The main reason why a dog refuses food isthat IT IS NOT HUNGRY! However, the owner concludes that the dog no longer likes the food and decides to try something else (usually tastier) in order to get the dog to eat. The dog will eatthis tastier food for a time until it tires of that. The owner will then seek out something else in order to stimulate the dog's jaded appetite. And so it continues. The owner does not seem to realise or care that the dog is simply not hungry .

The best way to please a dog is to give the dog, not food, but time by providing the stimulation of play or by taking it for a walk.

The Health Management Programme offers advice on organising the feeding of the fussy dog.
6. CAN'T BE OVERFEEDING BECAUSE MY CAT IS NOT OVERWEIGHT
NO! ! ! Many cats which are overfed do not put on weight but discharge the excess giving rise to the symptoms described in the Development of Disease Stage 1 in the Guide to Natural Health Care.
7. I CAN'T BE OVERFEEDING BECAUSE MY CAT ONLY EATS WHAT HE NEEDS AND LEAVES THE REST
NO !!! If your cat regularly picks at his food and leaves food behind then this means that he is eating as much as he wants rather than as much as he needs. It is likely that he could manage with a little less each day, his health would improve and he would probably enjoy his food more if he was eating less.












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