Pet Feeding Guide
Donâ€™t Let Your Pet Eat Out of Boredom
Whether youâ€™re at work or on vacation, your pet just wants you to be home with them.Â This feeling of need can create boredom or stress which can either lead to overeating or under eating.
Obesity is one of the most common medical conditions in dogs and cats.Â 30%-40% of animals are overweight, while 25% of our cuddly creatures are obese.Â Did you know that too much weight wears down joints and tears ligaments?Â Not only is this pain for your pet but also for you.Â You might find yourself spending a great amount of money putting them on a diet or putting them in the hospital.Â There are many ways to avoid this hassle.
- Avoid giving them table scraps
- Measure food quantities
- Establish specific meal times (avoid leaving bowls of food while gone)
- Exercise them
These are some of the things you want to consider when feeding your cat or dog:
|*Dental health||*Food allergies|
|*Hips and joints||*Skin and coat|
|*Weight Control||*Sensitive stomach|
|*Urinary ailments||*Sensitive skin|
Some popular home feeding choices include store bought hard or soft food, raw food only, vegetables only, healthy home-cooked meals and natural pet food which is found in nature and only includes organic ingredients with no added colors, preservatives, pesticides or chemicals.
Your Boston, MA pet sitting company, Boston Felines and Fidos, has the knowledge and experience to come consult with you regarding exactly what your little loved one should be eating according to their size, age and activity level.Â For instance:
Large = 50+ lbs. and over 20â€ tall â€“ these animals are susceptible to Osteoporosis, as well as hip and joint pain
Medium = 20-50 lbs. and 12â€-20â€ tall – they need plenty of protein and high quality ingredients
Small = 6-20 lbs. and 6-17â€ tall â€“ they need energy and are susceptible to obesity, dental health issues and digestive inconsistencies.Â Petite palettes need smaller bite size food.
â€œThatâ€™s sounds nice and allâ€, you say, but when do you find the time to exercise and establish meal times?Â Thatâ€™s where we come in.Â Boston Felines and Fidos is YOUR Boston, MA, pet sitting friend.Â Our pet taxi in Boston will come to your home every day if you need us to in order for your loved one get the extra attention they sometimes need.Â We will sit down with you and your pet to establish the best practices.Â This is our business and our passion â€“ taking care of felines and fidos day in and day out.Â Remember to call your pet taxi in Boston because we love our city and all itsâ€™ inhabitants.