Let’s face it, pets are so food motivated they will eat as much as they can in case it’s their last meal or the only food they’ll get in quite some time.
This used to be the case when dogs and cats lived in the wild and were forced to hunt but today that has all changed. It’s we, the pet parents, who decide the when, what and how much for them and, often times, we get it all wrong.
Constant access to food and the ability to eat any quantity at any time will soon, inevitably, result in over-eating which translates into becoming overweight or, worse, obese. And, we are all very much aware of the health hazards that poses.
I recommend two options but this is the preferred one that most pet parents can manage.
Precise quantities served in person, morning and evening.
Wait 10-15 minutes.
Pick up each time if left unfinished.
GOOD TO KNOW #1 – Avoid the temptation to guess the amount of food you should give your pet at each meal. Consult your veterinarian who will advise you what that amount should be based on the weight, age, health and physical activity of your pet.
GOOD TO KNOW #2 – Once you know the right quantity to give, don’t guess the amount. Measure the food accurately using a measuring cup and a measuring spoon.
Together, let’s keep our precious pets healthy, happy and safe!