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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH

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Do's And Don'ts for dogs

DO

 Feed your dog the right diet. Dog food is made to contain all the nutrients a dog needs- human food or other types of pet food do not contain all of these essential nutrients in the right amounts.

 Read dog food labels carefully, this is where you can find out if the food is suited to your dog and the right amount to feed.

 Use the feeding guide. Remember your dog is an individual and the guide is just an idea. So a lively, playful dog may need more food than an older pet that is doesn’t do as much.  If in doubt ask your vet.

 Make sure your dog always has plenty of fresh clean water available; if you are feeding your dog dry food make sure you give them extra water.

 Give your dog its own bowls for food and water and don’t forget to wash up- dogs don't like eating from dirty plates just like humans!

 Leave your dog alone while they are eating, they like to eat in a quiet, peaceful place. 


DON’T

 Feed a lot of treats because you'll then need to give your dog less at mealtimes, which means they are missing out on essential daily nutrients that keep dogs healthy.  

 Don’t give human food snacks and treats to your dog. These are often too fattening for them and lead to them putting on weight. 

 Don’t give chocolate to dogs! It is toxic for them and can make them very ill.  Only feed your dog ‘chocolate’ treats that have been 

specially formulated for dogs.

  Don't overfill your dog's bowl if you think it looks like a small portion- follow the feeding guide, dog food is nutrionally dense so dog's don't need very large portions.

 

 

 

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