Additives and behavioural issues in dogs

There is a popular misconception that commercial pet food is one of the main causes of behavioural issues in dogs. However, there are actually many reasons why some dogs can have behavioural problems and each one will be specific to the dog, his environment, and the dog’s experiences both now and earlier in their life.

All too often, the dog’s diet is assumed to be the main trigger for any undesirable behaviour, however it’s rarely the case that a food alone could cause this. Some variations in behaviour can actually be an early sign of changes in your dog’s health so your first step is to contact your veterinary surgeon for advice.

We recognise that there have been stories in the media and online linking additives in dog food to behavioural issues in dogs. At BAKERS®, we love dogs and many of us have our own dogs too, so naturally we want to make food that helps keep dogs healthy and happy. That’s why the additives we use in BAKERS are strictly regulated. They are also rigorously reviewed in line with strict EU law to ensure their safety. Additionally, our own experts have not found any peer-reviewed scientific evidence currently available that establishes a link between behavioural problems in dogs and additives in dog food.