breakthrough™ Initial Feeding Trial: Wood Green, The Animals Charity
Before we launched breakthrough™ to the general public, we made sure that dogs enjoyed the food (that’s pretty important….) and we also wanted to see what results we’d get (in terms of behaviour) by just feeding breakthrough™ alone. We called upon many of the COAPE trained behaviourists within the UK to feed some of the dogs in their care for 3 to 4 weeks (more details of these results coming soon). In the instance we’re focussing on in this blog; we worked with Wood Green.
A summary of the trial results – Val Strong Msc
Dogs were referred to a behaviour specialist who was responsible for making and recording the emotional and mood state assessments. Inclusion into the study required the dogs to be in good health, not receiving any veterinary treatment or medication, or receiving any form of behaviour therapy and no history of dietary intolerance.
Rescue kennels are stressful environments for most dogs and that stress can have a major impact on their welfare and management, and ultimately their chances of being adopted.
Seven dogs were identified as having long term problems, with several displaying various degrees of kennel stress. Following the introduction of breakthrough™ each dog showed a significant improvement in emotional and mood state and overall behaviour enabling them to be successfully re-homed.
These results clearly suggest that the diet had a significant positive effect on the dogs’ behaviour. This could have profound effects on the welfare and management of dogs in rescue shelters and their successful rehoming.
The Case Results
3 year, male, neutered SBT
2 years Springer Spaniel, male neutered
3 years GSD, male neutered
3 years SBT male neutered
2.5 years Siberian Husky, male, entire
3.5 years SBT X, Female, neutered
3 years SBT X, Female, entire
More results will be shared soon.
Val Strong Msc
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