Is your dog hyperactive or aggressive?
There are few studies on diet and behaviour
problems in dogs - however studies in humans have shown that….
* Regular exercise increases the levels
of endorphins in the body. These help improve mood and promote a
feeling of well-being. Take your dog for a walk!
* Prinz et al (1978) found that there
was a significant link between destructive, aggressive and restless
behaviour and the amount of sugar children consume…..many
commercial pet foods contain sugar, to improve palatability. Burns
does not contain sugar.
* Feingold (1975) found that antioxidants
BHA and BHT (normally stated on bags of dog and cat food as 'EU
or EEC permitted antioxidants or preservatives') contributed to
learning difficulties and hyperactivity in humans. Burns is preserved
naturally with Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil.
* The Asthma and Allergy Research
Centre on the Isle of Wight looked at the effects of food additives
and colourings and behaviour. In children significant changes in
behaviour were seen when the additives (E102, E110,E122, E124 and
E211) were removed from the diet for as little as 2 weeks. Does
your pet food contain brightly coloured pieces?!
* According to the BSAVA (British
Small Animal Veterinary Association) Manual of Companion Animal
Nutrition and Feeding: ' Some breeders believe that the inclusion
of large amounts of additional protein in a puppy diet will aid
the development of good condition and muscle. Unfortunately, this
is not the case and protein which is consumed in excess of requirement
is, rather, metabolised to produce energy or stored as fat.'
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