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Over Feeding

It is important to get the daily feeding amount right or you may end up over feeding your pet. Over feeding may not necessarily result in your pet becoming overweight, the excess can manifest in other ways.

How can I tell if I’m over feeding?

Fussy eating is often the first sign of over feeding as the pet suffers a loss of appetite. If there is no noticeable weight gain signs of excessive intake can include:

  • Increased physical activity i.e hyperactive, excitable or overly boisterous behaviour
  • Persistant moulting/ shedding of hair
  • Appearance of wax in the ears
  • Scruffy, dry coat
  • Itchy skin and ears
  • Biting or licking the feet
  • Occasional vomiting
  • Occasional diarrhoea
  • Discharges from eyes, ears or genital systems
  • Overfull anal glands
  • Concentrated, strong smelling urine
  • Unpleasant body odours
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth tartar
  • Excessive grooming (in cats)

If you notice any of these signs, you may need to reduce the amount you feed. Our nutrition team would be pleased to help you determine a more appropriate feeding amount.

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