Do you ever wonder whether your furry friend gets bored of eating the same food?

Dogs have fewer taste buds than humans.

So, while they will more than appreciate a mouthwatering meal when it’s served up to them, they won’t necessarily grow tired of eating the same food every day. 

For a limited time at least anyway.

Changing up the recipes your four-legged friend feasts on can actually have a positive affect on their health and well-being.

Allowing them to experience a wider range of nutrients, flavor and ingredients will broaden their palette, and new smells will keep mealtimes fresh and exciting.

While there’s no harm in switching up dishes, changing them too frequently can pose health risks.

Always take your time introducing your dogs to new food, this gives them, and their tummies, time to adjust.


The sign it’s time to change your dog’s diet

Dogs love to eat.

Place a bowl of delicious dry or wet food in front of them and you can practically see their eyes light up.

Well-fed dogs are happy dogs. Well-fed dogs are also healthy dogs.

This is why it’s so important we’re constantly checking to make sure mealtime remains tasty and tempting.

Your furry friend isn’t going to start giving you one-star reviews, so watch out for the speed at which they’re devouring dishes.

Hungry hounds tend not to waste much time in wolfing down what’s put in front of them.

If they’re suddenly taking a lot longer to finish feeding, it may be because they’re not enjoying it as much.

Are they avoiding the bowl completely?

If your favorite restaurant started serving you food you didn’t like, you’d eventually stop going.

Dogs are no different.

A bad eating experience could see your four-legged friends’ appetite vanish.

Of course, inedible ingredients aren’t the only reason you may be greeted with an impromptu  hunger strike.

Your furry family member could be feeling a little under the weather. Maybe they’re stressed or scared. The turn-off may even be the bowl itself.

Before deciding to embark on a spot of recipe rotation, use a little doggy detective work to rule out any of these possibilities.

Another clue your dog may be a bit fed up with their food is increased begging.

It’s entirely natural for a dog to beg for food. Continued begging at the table while you’re eating, however, could be a sign they are not entirely happy with their own offerings.

Table scraps are not particularly healthy for your dog, and you should limit how much human food you give them. Not all human food is safe for dogs either, so don’t ever feed them anything that could cause harm.

If your dog is vomiting or suffering from diarrhea after eating, it may be that a certain ingredient or additive doesn’t agree with them. If that is the case, look at changing up their meals as soon as possible using an elimination diet to uncover the culprit.

Under no circumstance should you try and force feed your dog. If you’re growing increasingly concerned about their drop in appetite, speak with your vet.


Make a change with Taste Toppers

Adding Applaws Taste Toppers to your dog’s food is the perfect way to give a bland dry bowl a juicy boost.

Our complementary meal mix-ins boast natural ingredients and come in a variety of mouth-watering textures including gravies, terrines, filets and broths.

Every single recipe has been designed to bring joy to your pup’s palette.

Beef Bone Broth with Turmeric & Parsley Pouch, Chicken Breast with White Beans, Pumpkin & Peas in Gravy Pouch, Lamb with Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Peas in Jelly Tin.

The delectable list goes on. And tantalizing taste is just one of the benefits.

Each mix-in contains high-quality proteins and healthy vegetables, ensuring your dog is receiving a vital nutrient top-up as well.

Boredom will be the last thing on your four-legged friend’s mind once you introduce Taste Toppers into their life.