This month at Just Right by Purina, we got to ask their experts a couple of our top unanswered questions that we want to know about our pet. The two questions I asked, have always been up in the air waiting to be answered!
Below are the top two Q&A’s, answered by our Purina expert, Dr. Gerardo Pérez-Camargo. MRCVS. PhD.
Global Pet Welfare and Behavior Manager.
1. Why does Scooby never eat his food immediately after it is poured until his bowl, and this goes for both meals, every day!
A: Some dogs are fast eaters, some are not. It might be that Scooby is not very food driven, or he knows that you will always provide food for him and he does not need to worry about it. The only cause for concern would be if Scooby changes his normal behavior or if he does not eat anything at all by the end of the day. Keep an eye on his body weight to make sure he remains healthy.
2. Why does Scooby always throw his bones up in the air while eating them?
A: Scooby seems to be very playful dog. Sometimes dogs like to imagine that some objects might be alive and they have to chase them to catch them. By throwing the bone in the air, it is like the bone becomes alive for a while and Scooby has to hunt it.
Of course as a pet parent we are not perfect, and there are always things I do not know about, so it is awesome to learn something new. For a while, I always thought it was the food that I was feeding Scooby, and that he did not care for it, but any time I would switch foods, he would still act the same. Since we have fed Scooby his Scooby’s Blend by Just Right by Purina, this has been the quickest I have seen him finish his food. It still takes him a while to start eating (and since he is a such a smart and sassy guy, I think Dr. Perez-Camargo is right about Scooby knowing that he is always going to get fed twice a day, so it is always going to be there for him, therefore he will eat on his own time frame).
As for him always throwing his bones up in the air, this was always a question I wanted answered because I have never seen another dog do this before, and I also felt as if this would be a trait in cats, more than in dogs. Scooby has never done this with a toy or any other object before, so it does make sense that since it is a bone he can eat, he is trying to make it like live prey.
We are very fortunate to be able to have such a great dog food brand with excellent customer service and team that always are here to answer our questions and give us advice!
As always, you can head over to their website to learn more, or speak to one of their experts yourself!