Lots of dog waste? Might be poor quality food.

When clients report that their dog is going potty numerous times per day and they are having house training problems, I always recommend that they look at the quality of the food.

Inexpensive foods that contain corn, soy, grains and animal byproducts are usually not utilized as well by a dog’s body and therefore are eaten during breakfast and dinner  and are excreted during potty breaks in large, often extra smelly quantities.

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My dog is a finicky eater

This topic comes up quite frequently with my private clients. Dogs of all ages and sizes can be finicky eaters. While I normally don’t like to contribute to “breedism” I have found in my experience that small breeds can be more finicky than large breeds.

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People food to dogs? Not a problem

A few days ago I had a first appointment with a new Beagle puppy and his family. For the first time ever, I saw a Beagle that did not really like treats and he wasn’t too enthralled with his food. Normally Beagles are indiscriminate eaters and can eat all day long if given the chance.

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