The relationship between the behaviour of the dog and nutrients, which eats is tested recently. However, it is emphasized that there is a link between diet,
and animal behaviour. No balanced diet interferes with the chemical balance of the body contribute to behavioural deficits.
Based on these conclusions the research carried out psychological tests on animals as a result of which, for example. Dogs aggressive and fearful change their behaviour by modification of the diet. There are even theories that the composition of the food and individual nutrients affect the nervous system of the dog.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal system. He has responsibility for the ability to sleep, to feel sexual needs, impulsive behavior and appetite. Serotonin deficiency in turn, may also contribute to the development of depression.
Serotonin can not be produced in the body. Its production is needed tryptophan. Serotonin not be in final form administered to the body as already susceptible to degradation during digestion and reaches the brain. In turn, 5- hydroxytryptophan (5 - HTP), from which serotonin is formed passes blood - brain barrier. It is the most durable building blocks of serotonin.
In behavioral disorders in dogs should therefore rethink the option to supplement 5 - HTP. To keep the tryptophan at the appropriate level should be an appropriate balance diet, whereas a particularly amino acids, which are rivals of 5 - HTP. As a result, the production of serotonin will be more intense, which in turn will lead to regulating undesirable behaviour in the dog.
Diet versus life environment
As a result of the research also found the relationship between the quality of food and the need for contacts with other animals. It was also found that diet affects the nervous system of the animal. Maybe he was her do both aggressive and quiet.
The research also shows that dogs fed a chow better than before have an increased need for social contacts and cooperation. Dogs are then quieter. If the dog does not satisfy the needs of contact becomes isolated, which in turn can lead to attacks of aggression.
Animal fed worse than before it becomes irritable and restless, needs isolation distance. If tried in this case lead to the animal contacts we would have to deal with the loss of balance in the dog and disorders in behavior.
Composition of a diet versus behavioural disorders
The researchers demonstrated that reducing the amount of protein in the diet has a calming effect on the animals. It does this by reducing the calorie intake of food, so that the animals are calmer.
The well-being of dogs is also influenced by the level of cholesterol. Its deficiency may lead to depression and neuroses, and the excess contributes to excessive impulsivity. On this basis it was concluded that the level of serotonin is dependent on the level of cholesterol.
Dog behavior may also depend on the level of unsaturated fatty acids, lipoic acid, and vitamins C, E and B6 - have an impact on the protection of neural connections.