Saturday, November 3, 2018

Keep Your Pet On A Regular Feeding Schedule With At Least 2 Meals A Day

Every pet will have its own unique needs regarding nutrition, depending on their age, activity level, and physical conditions. However, all pets thrive on routine and keeping a regular feeding schedule of smaller more frequent meals (be sure to keep calorie count within their daily allowance to avoid becoming overweight) can keep your pet happy and healthy.   3 meals a day is ideal but for many who work full time, it may not be possible. On days you are home,  try to feed your pet a mid-day snack or lunch.  Keeping your pet's blood sugar regulated keeps destructive behavior to a minimum. We all know what it feels like when we are famished and pets feel the same way too.  Free feeding of dry food is not recommended but if you need to leave something out, consider freeze dried raw as it does not contain starchy carbohydrates the way dry food does.   To learn more about pet nutrition, please read our library of articles about pet diets, supplements and holistic pet care.