Unlike humans most dogs aren’t fussy when it comes to food and it’s not too often that they refuse it. Your pet’s dietary needs are different to your needs and it is important to feed them a diet that is both balanced and healthy. If you are unsure of the amount and type of food you should feed you pet you should speak with your vet.
When you feed your pet either in the morning or the evening make sure you do portion control and not leave bulk amounts of food out for them to decide when enough is enough.
It’s also a good idea to get your dog into a routine and get them used to being fed at a set time in the day, this will help control their weight and prevent over feeding.
Whether you choose to feed your pet dry food or wet food diet or even the more controversial raw food diet you need to make sure your pet is getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep them healthy. Feeding your pet the right diet will lead to less health complications throughout their life which also means less vet bills. So it is worth doing right by them now to save in the long run.
There are some human foods we consider healthy that can potentially be harmful for pets so be careful if you are someone who gives in and shares food with your pet. The main foods to avoid feeding your pet include chocolate, grapes, dairy and foods with a high salt content to name a few.
On the other hand, there are some foods that are good to feed your pet such as carrots, which are good for their teeth and is a safer alternative to bones. Bananas is another unusual one, but from our experience we know dogs love them so its worth trying it with your pooch too. Cashew nuts are also a good alternative treat for your pet, even thought they contain good fats they should be given in moderation to avoid weight gain.
What unusual food does your pet like to munch on?