Our pet is part of our family, right? But that doesn't mean that she can eat the same you do.
Remember for example, that your dog is primarily a carnivore so don’t build the foundation of his dog food around carbohydrates and vegetables.
They also can't eat as frequently as you do. A practical guideline is that puppies and kittens should be fed three times a day from 3 weeks to 4 months of age. After 4 months, they should be fed twice a day. According to Iams pet food website, most dogs and cats should continue to be fed twice a day throughout their life, although some pets do well with one feeding.
The amount to feed depends on the age, size, and activity level of the dog or cat.
I have a friend who feeds her dog with meat twice a day as she should. The problem is that afterwards, she treats him with whatever she is treating herself. Please don't do that!
This is a list of food items to avoid feeding your dog. And below you will find an info-graphics with more information.
- Sweets (Candies, chocolates, doughnuts and other sort of sweet snacks). Why? well, mainly because all these could lead to a yeast infection.
- Fake Dog Treats that look like bones, bacon or any number of tasty morsel but are made with grains and fillers. Please check the labels first.
- Pasta and bread, both are high carbohydrate dense food sources, not good at all.
- Sausages, which are highly processed and full of fillers and chemicals.
Ah! And don't worry if you feed your dog with the same meat every day. Boredom with food is a human trait. Dogs and cats don't really care, they are creatures of habit and usually are happy with just one food if it serves the purpose.
You can check out this excellent info-graphics from go compare.com. It even includes example of safe treats for your dogs, cats, rabbits and rats.