We have a great emotional bond with our pets, particularly rescued dogs.  We like to see them eat, especially if they have had a traumatic history and we can inadvertently spoil them by offering them too much food or by adding tasty morsels to get them to eat more.  These dogs would be happier and healthier if they were fed the correct amount for their needs, and were able to share more of our time, going for a walk or playing fetch.

…  Anne