How can dietary changes help with correcting behavioral issues?
During a recent interview, animal behaviorist expert Dr Christopher Pachel highlighted a few dietary changes to consider if you're looking to correct problem behavior.
When it comes to correcting various behavioral conditions in patients, animal behavioral expert Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, urged veterinary professionals to explore how dietary changes can help. During a recent dvm360 interview at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC), Pachel shared multiple factors he considers when investigating dietary changes regarding behavior—starting with quality.
“I tend to look at quality first and, in my opinion, that’s just as important for dogs and cats as it is for us. If we are eating poor quality foods, that gets reflected in our overall health as well as a general feeling of well-being,” Pachel informed dvm360 staff.
“So, I am looking at quality knowing that [quality] is a subjective way to look at that," he continued. "So the quality for me [is] that I’m really looking at the physical health of the animal and saying...‘does this really feel like it’s fitting these animals in terms of their individual needs?'”
To learn more, watch the full interview below.