It seems like our dogs’ stomachs are bottomless pits that can never be filled. It doesn’t matter if they’ve just had breakfast – the moment you open the fridge they’ll be by your side, begging for more! But why do they act that way?
They Have A Medical Condition
Your dog may have an underlying illness that’s making them feel hungrier than usual. Conditions such as Cushing’s disease, hypothyroidism, or diabetes can affect a dog’s metabolism and hunger in all sorts of ways. If they’re suddenly eating or demanding more food than usual, it’s best to have them checked by a vet for medical problems.
Scavenging Is In Their Blood
Thanks to living with us, dogs no longer have to worry about where their next meal comes from. That said, old habits often die hard – so dogs often try to eat as much as they can, just in case.
And here’s the thing – they know we’re their primary food source too! Coupled with that genetic need to scavenge, and dogs will want to beg from us nonstop.
For the most part, a dog’s greed is pretty normal. It’s only something you should be concerned about if it’s a sudden change in appetite or hunger. Otherwise, just try to keep them healthy!
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