Has your dog been looking a little down lately? If so, you may be wondering if changing his diet could help him perk up. Switching your dog to a raw diet may have just the impact you’re hoping for. To find out why, let’s take a closer look at how diet and mood are linked and what a raw diet can do to help your fur kid feel better.
Gut Microbiome and Mood May Be Connected
There is little evidence to suggest that your dog’s diet directly affects his mood or behaviour. However, this hypothesis has not been extensively studied. We do know that a link exists between humans’ gut microbiome and our behaviour, suggesting that the same could be true for dogs.
A dog who eats specific kinds of food will have different amounts of good and bad bacteria in their gut. Dogs who are fed raw diets tend to have higher levels of good bacteria than dogs who are fed grocery store kibble. This suggests that eating a raw diet may improve your dog’s mood due to its effects on the gut.
Relieving Symptoms for a Healthier, Happier Dog
Changing your dog’s diet may not immediately make him happier, but it probably will boost his mood in the long run. This is because raw food diets help with many of the most common ailments that dogs live with. For example, eating raw food can:
- Improve digestion
- Reduce constipation
- Reduce joint and muscle inflammation
- Boost immune function
- Improve cognitive performance
- Improve hydration
- Reduce allergic reactions
- Reduce dental plaque
- Boost energy
All of these benefits will help your dog feel his best. This can significantly improve his mood – especially if he’s been dealing with discomfort from problems like joint issues or tummy troubles. Your dog will be more alert, more playful, and even more loving toward you and your family. Whether you’re taking him out on adventures or just hanging out around the house, you’ll have set him up to live his best life.
Considering Making the Switch? Visit Us Today
Want to see what raw food can do for your dog’s mood? For Your Fur Kids has all of the raw dog food products you need to get started, including bulk and single-serve food packs and treats. Visit our Windsor location today or check our online store to find quality raw dog food that is sure to pep up your beloved pet.