Article From Australian Dog Lover
The old adage “we are what we eat” is certainly a wise one and this applies to dogs too!
We asked Dr Eleanor Parker from AdelaideVet to explore the link between food and mood, based on the latest scientific research.
Nutrition for the support of anxiety, mental health and behaviour in dogs
It is well established that what we feed our dogs influences their physical health. However, the concept that nutrition has powerful effects on mental health and behaviour is often less well understood and overlooked.
Nutrition influences the fuel and building blocks available to every cell and every metabolic process in the body. Just as a bone cannot function properly without adequate calcium and a red blood cell cannot function properly without iron, a brain and nervous system cannot function without its necessary components.