5 easy steps for you or your pet sitter to naturally increase your pup’s energy levels.
Here at PetHomeStay, we want only the best for your pet. If you’re a dog owner or a private dog sitter and you’ve noticed that the pet in your care has the attention span of a two-year-old child, and is easily fatigued throughout the day, then it might be an indication that it’s suffering low energy level problems. While animal medicines have their place, if your vet does not see a major health problem then you, or your dog sitter, may want to consider going the “natural” route and follow some of the guidelines below to get your puppy feeling better and acting more alert:
1. Reducing feeding times. As long as your puppy is more than six weeks old, try reducing his feeding times to only twice per day. In an attempt to keep our puppies growing and healthy, some dog owners make the mistake of overfeeding the little pups, which can result in lethargic energy levels as well as very short attention spans. So if you decide to cut back on your puppy’s meals, be sure to also let your dog sitter know.
2. Digestibility. Check the food labels and be sure that the food you are feeding your puppy has a complete digestibility level of at least 85% to 90%.
3. Protein. Here at PetHomeStay, we know that protein is a very important nutrient for good health and energy in dogs. Unfortunately, many dog foods sold in stores are made up of mostly carbohydrates. Dogs need meat and lots of protein to be at their best. This is especially true of young puppies. So be sure that each meal has a high level protein source when feeding your puppy.
4. Brewers yeast. As far as supplements are concerned, is always smart to first check with your veterinarian. But we have a recommendation that may help your dog and that is to supplement his food with brewers yeast. Brewers yeast is chock full of B vitamins and protein.
5. Omega-3 fatty acids. Last but not least, the latest trend in supplements for both people and animals are omega-3 fatty acids. But there is good reason for this popular trend and that is because these oils are extremely healthy and are known to raise concentration levels in dogs as well as create a healthy shine on their coat. You can find omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils and flaxseed oils.
Have you or your dog sitter found something that helps your pup increase its energy levels? What keeps your your puppy happy and energetic throughout the day? Let us know in the comments.