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How To Increase Your Dog’s Energy

If your dog appears worn out, sluggish or lacks their typical energy and sparkle, you might be wondering, “How can I boost my dog’s energy?” 

Even though your dog might be recuperating from a medical condition, surgery, or injury, low energy and lethargic behaviour could also be signs of metabolic disorders or circulatory diseases that need to be checked out by a veterinarian. Because of this, it’s important to track any changes in your dog’s behaviour or manner.

Alternatively, dietary deficiencies may be the source of these fatigue symptoms, which can be treated with healthier food and extra nutrients. Make sure your dog has access to a physiologically suitable natural diet, such as raw (BARF), which has plenty of benefits.

So, how do you increase your dog’s energy?

High-Energy Food For Dogs

If your dog lacks energy and has become a couch pawtato, we recommend looking into what you’re feeding your dog for an energy boost. Here’s what we recommend:


Protein is what gives your dog energy. It is essential for tissue growth and repair, enzyme synthesis, and immune system support. Pump up the protein in your dog’s diet, and watch their energy levels soar.

Opt for lean protein sources like fish, poultry, or turkey, which can be found in Wild Pack. These options are not only high in protein but also low in fat. 

It’s like serving your pup a gourmet meal, minus the fancy doggy napkin.

Wild Pack Beef and Chicken Raw Dog Food


Bones are more than just a tasty treat for your dog; they offer several health benefits that can boost their energy. 

One of the benefits is that it provides mental stimulation, keeping boredom at bay and those tails a-waggin’.

Can the Kibble

Despite what some individuals may claim, it’s a myth that grain-free diets are the greatest for dogs. Dogs require a good balance of food categories, and some dogs may develop heart disease from a strictly grain-free diet. 

So, if your dog is eating kibble, try to find food where the primary ingredient is protein. 

Make sure to ask your veterinarian for advice specific to your breed when it comes to choosing the correct diet to keep your dog healthy and energetic.

Start training & exercise

Sometimes, when your dog’s energy is on the decline, it’s because they’re begging for more fun and games. Try activities like fetch that keep both their minds and bodies engaged. It’s a win-win for you and your four-legged pal.

Manage their weight

Dogs who are obese may have lower energy levels. 

The culprit? 

Too many treats and not enough exercise.

Furthermore, obesity raises the likelihood of developing chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and even joint issues. You must simultaneously adjust your pet’s food and amount of exercise if you want them to lose weight.

Keep them hydrated

Never underestimate the power of water. Dogs who have access to lots of clean water are more likely to have healthy body temperatures, hydrated muscles and joints, healthy faeces, and the ability to eliminate harmful germs that may cause UTIs.

how to increase dog's energy level

FAQs for Pet Parents

What can I feed my dog to make him more energetic?

Give your dog a healthy diet, plenty of water, exercise, affection, and a routine that is as stress-free as possible for maximum health. Check with an expert to see whether changing your dog’s diet or adding supplements would be the best course of action.

Why is my dog so low on energy?

Your dog might not want to play for a variety of reasons. They can be suffering from a lack of nutrients, the winter blues, an unidentified sickness, or just plain boredom. 

Speak with your veterinarian if your pet’s routine doesn’t seem to be improving or if you observe any abrupt behavioural changes, such as their apparent inability to move, as this could be an indicator of an illness.

How can I train a low-energy dog?

Look into what will get their attention! Play games that make exercising enjoyable, such as running or fetch with your dog. To keep them company introduce them to other dogs so they can play together. 

FAQs for Dogs

Why am I feeling so lazy?

Hey, we get it, sometimes you just want to paws and snooze in peace! 

Or you might simply be bored. Make sure to remind your human to fetch that leash and take you out for a tail-wagging walk every day. 

Why am I feeling so sleepy?

Well, fur friend, you need more beauty sleep than your humans do—around 12 to 14 hours a day on average! 

But if you’re feeling overly tired all the time, it might be time to take a trip to the vet for a checkup. Sweet dreams!

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