Proper nutrition is vital for maintaining good health, but as your pet can’t source his own food you’re responsible for making sure he gets the nutrients he needs. Unfortunately this can sometimes be easier said than done—if your dog is a fussy eater it could be difficult to make sure he’s getting the right level of nutrients in his diet, but there are things you can do.
The first thing is make sure you don’t feed your dog too many snacks throughout the day, particularly if you’ve got used to feeding him from your plate. If he’s used to eating your kind of food he won’t find his own very inspiring, and don’t think it’s a good idea to go totally natural either—you might think that your steak and veg will do them the world of good but dogs have got specific nutritional requirements, so it’s always better to go for a properly-tailored range of food from a reputable pet store.
You’ll want to mix things up a bit too. Anyone would get bored of the same old diet from day to day, so add a bit of variety into things—consider offering both wet and dry food, and you might want to change the range every now and again to offer different flavours. If he’s becoming really fussy it might be worth taking a trip to the vet as well—an underlying health condition could change his eating habits, but if you address any issues and make sure to choose a suitable range of food you could get him back into a proper routine before you know it.