While no one intentionally gives their pet bad food, it is an easy mistake to make when there are so many variants on the supermarket shelves. It is easy to assume that all pet food is the same, and, therefore, choose an option on the cheaper side. However, cheap pet food can have expensive consequences in the long term. If you are continually having to take your pet to the nearest veterinary hospital, then it might be because of the food you are feeding them. Here are three signs your pet might be getting ill from their diet, and how a veterinary hospital can help change that.
Refusing To Eat
The most obvious sign that your pet is struggling to get any nutrients from their food is their refusal to eat it. This is very rarely just your pet being stubborn, in most cases of a pet refusing to eat food, it is because the food itself is not very good quality. When you do get to your local veterinary hospital, it is always a great idea to ask what sorts of food you should be choosing for your pet instead. Many veterinary hospitals have a whole bunch of different foods they can try, and they can also suggest what supermarket pet food is the best (if any).
Increase In The Amount Of Bodily Waste
If your pet is relieving themself far more often than usual and growing weaker because of it, this could be an adverse reaction to the food it is eating. While there are other causes too, such as bacteria in their gut from an illness, often this simply boils down to them not being able to process the food properly. This can be quite a serious condition, as it will dehydrate the pet and could eventually end up causing kidney (or other organ) failure.
Pet Getting Angrier
If your pet's temperament is changing rapidly for seemingly no reason at all, then the cause could be the food you are serving it. When pets don't get the right nutrition, they can lash out and become irritable so that even the slightest thing can trigger them. The important thing with this symptom is to talk to the specialists at your local veterinary hospital. They know how tough it can be to find food that your pet enjoys and is good for them, and they are only too happy to help ensure your pet has a good quality of life.
If you have additional questions, reach out to a local veterinary hospital.