My Dog Is Eating Too Much?

BINGE EATING-RICARDO TAMBORINI

YOUR DOG EAT TOO MUCH? HE IS VERY GREEDY AND IN A MATTER OF SECONDS HE EATS ALL THAT FEED HIM?
THIS PROBLEM HAS A NAME, CALL IT POLYPHAGIA OR OVEREATING

WHAT IS POLYPHAGIA OR HYPERPHAGIA, OR SIMPLY, BINGE EATING?

POLYPHAGIA or OVEREATING is an excessive hunger, and consequent excessive intake of solid foods (cooked food or feed).

Your dog is eating too much? -The Polyphagia may be linked to anxiety, stress, depression, affective, deficiency or hormonal changes.
Dogs with this problem are usually very competitive and, in this case they usually want the toys just for them, and ask for attention all the time.

Binge eating -some dogs who face this sort of compulsive disorder eat so fast they throw up right after ingest food. The Polyphagia in most cases, happens when there are two or more animals living together.

Your dog is eating too much? – For many people eat enough, and especially hot foods, with high-calorie, can be an irresistible temptation especially during weekends and holidays. But for most dogs, eat a delicious meal is perhaps something that occupies their minds at any time. Dogs generally love the time to eat, maybe one of his greatest joys, especially those who earn food specially prepared for them. You start to realize that something is very wrong with feeding a dog, when observing a specific behavior and unregulated power-related, such as a dog who steals food from the cat, eats leftovers from waste or steal stuff off the table. Some dogs get to jump in and pick up food cabinets, open to the fridge in search of some delicacy to CHOW down. The problem here is that for us, eat a lot of foods that might work in a bit of indigestion and some gastro intestinal problems, however, for the dogs an irregular food intake so it can become something much more serious for the health of a dog.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DOG IS EATING TOO MUCH?

When a dog is eating too much, you’ll see that it begins to act differently. Some dogs exhibit a restless behavior and begin to find it difficult to lie down in a comfortable position. They can also be more tired, displaying a heavy breathing, and may introduce excessive salivation or even give evidence that will throw up, showing nausea, even to end not coming to vomit. The most telling sign, however, is a noticeable abdominal distension. Many dogs with more abundant coat hiding the bloating of the abdomen between your coat. If you notice any of these symptoms, act quickly and in first place, take your dog to a veterinarian. These symptoms may also be signs of a more serious problem called gastric dilatation volvulus syndrome, when an animal is suffering from this condition, also known as gastric torsion the dog’s stomach twists literally holding the gas and the food in the stomach. When a dog’s stomach twists required him to have emergency veterinary care to clear the stomach twisted and retrieve the blood flow with an emergency therapy.

YOUR DOG IS EATING TOO MUCH? THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING VETERINARY ASSISTANCE AT THE RIGHT TIME

When a dog ingested a plethora of food and presents a visible abdominal distension, it is important to have appropriate medical follow-up, making an RX to assess the size of the stomach. It is possible that the vet select administer medicines in your dog and, because the stomach dilation can affect hydration and also blood circulation which causes pain in the animal.

It is also important to monitor your dog’s heart rate and heart rate monitor. Usually there is no contraindication to induce vomiting in dogs presenting cases abdominal distension, because it could increase the likelihood of a ruptured stomach. Moreover, it can be difficult to make a dog vomit when he’s with the distended stomach.

In more severe cases, depending on the State of the dog, the veterinarian you choose to sedate him to hold her stomach in order to help remove food. If there is a suspicion that some foreign material, that is not food, may have been ingested by the dog and for this reason can be a risk to try to remove it through a pipe, surgery may be necessary. Fortunately, with aggressive fluid therapy and supportive care, most dogs are well and can return to a normal life in a few days.

Anyway, be sure to take appropriate measures to keep your dog away from any sources of foods that are not specific to him. Avoid leaving food, if you have other pets, separate them before offering food to them, talk to the children about the problems of super feed the dogs. Keep your dog out of the kitchen and without access to garbage. As you finish here, the excess food can harm your considerably buddy.

MY DOG IS EATING TOO MUCH, HOW DO I MANAGE THIS PROBLEM?

Fortunately we have such ease, and in some cases to solve the problem of a dog that is eating too much.

  • When your dog eats too much he feels stomach upset and is having trouble stretching, this causes him to feel a great discomfort. Most dogs feed on today through dry ration-based diets, in the stomach, it expands, so that many dogs end up eating much more than they should, and only after the food has been swallowed is that the effects of excess begin to show signs. It is important that you follow the nutrition guidelines, contained in the back of the packaging of the feed that you use for your dog, measuring your pet food according to the age, the activity and the size of it.
  • Feed your dog several times a day with small amounts.
  • If you have more than one dog at home, feed the dogs in the first place that does not have this problem, and finally feed the dog who has this problem, usually the animal ends up eating too much is the dog identified as leader of the Pack.
  • Experience in hot times, decrease a little daily number offered, in general the dogs need less food in hot days, including may end up feeling more willing eating a little less food.
  • Increase play, physical activities and contact with your dog.
  • The training is also a great option, because with the training he will be practicing physical exercises, thus besides him getting more deeply will prevent obesity also.

Enjoy the tips and good luck!!!

Ricardo Tamborini-Trainer and Canine behavior specialist

Leave a Reply