Dog Walk Essentials: What You Need For Your Dog’s Next Adventure
Heading out the door to take your furry friend on…
The rattle of a bag or the opening of the pantry door and here they come – your pet knows the sound and always comes running in hopes of a nibble no matter what it is. What’s even worse, your dog or cat probably just ate what you put in their bowl. So why do they always seen hungry? Are you feeding your pet enough?
Let’s start with reading the ingredients listed. Here are two tips to keep in mind:
How much food and how often should I feed my pets? First, we recommend asking your vet for their recommendations. Your vet knows your pet’s medical history and their breed specific needs. If you vet leaves the decision up to you, here are a few tips to consider. Let’s break this down by cats vs dogs:
Last, but certainly not least, what about the begging? Is your dog or cat a beggar while you are enjoying a family meal or when you go to grab a snack? To tell the truth, you (or those in your home) are most likely to blame. Begging is a learned behavior. What started out as innocent sharing has now become an annoying habit, a habit that is much harder to break. But it can be done! Start off by only feeding your pet (meals, treats and snacks) in their food bowl. Train the pet to sit feet away from the bowl while you prepare the food and not to move toward it until you give the command. Also, never feed your pet while they are begging. Treats are your idea, not his (or hers).