As pet parents we do our best to feed our pets — dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. — the healthiest diet we can and that’s why in our pet calendar: pet food safety month is important. Actually it’s food safety month for humans, but let’s face it — our pets are our family!
When you become a pet parent you need to assure your pet will be healthy for a lifetime and one way to do that is to assure he is eating a healthy diet. We also know when you go online or into a pet store that the choices on the shelves are overwhelming! Ask your veterinarian what food he or she recommends.
- Does your pet have specific dietary requirements?
- Is she overweight?
- A large breed?
- A small breed?
- Active or couch potato?
- What kind of protein do you want your dog to have? Beef, turkey, kangaroo? The choices are mind-boggling.
Starting with a vet recommendation is a great way to help narrow down your options.
Pet Calendar: Pet Food Safety Month
Why should you worry about what your pet eats? Here are a few compelling reasons:
- You want him to be healthy
- You want him to be happy
- You want her to have unique dietary needs met
There are a myriad more and you know your pet best!
In addition to feeding your pup a healthy meal, what else can you do to keep him healthy for a lifetime? Here are a few suggestions:
- Take a walk
- Snuggle together
- Train your dog — it’s a great way to bond
- Get annual veterinarian check-ups
- Give her some new toys
- Make sure he has a comfortable bed and a warm (non drafty) place to sleep
- Socialization matters
- Make sure your pup is on a leash so he doesn’t get hurt when you’re in unfamiliar — non-fenced places.
What are your favorite ways to keep your dog healthy and happy? Share in the comments!