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11 Mar '19

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Changing Your Pet’s Food

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6 Reasons Why You Should Be Changing Your Pet’s Food

Should You Be Changing Your Pet’s Food Regularly?

Should you be changing your pet's food regularly? We may be used to feeding our furry friends the same food but there are a variety of reasons why their food should be switched up every once in a while. These reasons include their life stage, activity level, dietary deficiencies and the development of allergies.

  1. Life stage

As your pet becomes older, their food should be changed to reflect their nutritional needs. For example, a puppy should be fed puppy kibble. As they age, they will move on to adult and senior kibble, which should be introduced gradually rather than abruptly. You can get recommendations from your vet as to when you should change your pet's food and how to introduce them to a new food.

  1. Overall health

Over time, your pet's health will change. They may develop specific dietary needs, such as needing to eat higher calorie food if they are underweight or "diet" food if they need to lose weight.

  1. Activity level

Another important factor to consider is activity level. Think about whether your pet is mostly sedentary, moderately active or highly active. If your pet is more active than most, then they may need high protein food to suit their nutritional needs.

  1. Variety

Dogs are designed to eat a variety of foods. Would you want to eat the same food for years? It's important to switch things up but while being attentive to the needs of your pet's health.

  1. Dietary deficiencies

Another reason to change your pet's food is that they may be lacking in certain nutrients. After all, no one pet food has it all. Some factors that may indicate nutritional deficiencies are:

  • A dull, lackluster coat
  • Noticeable changes in weight
  • Changes in their behavior
  • Changes in thirst, such as suddenly becoming very thirsty
  1. Avoid the development of allergies

Your pet may develop one of several common food allergies when eating the same food, such as an allergy to corn, soy, wheat, chicken, beef and/or fish. This means that it's time to change their food to a type without this ingredient. There are many diet foods that don't include these popular ingredients.

Overall, you should be changing the type of food that your pet eats periodically. Your pet's dietary needs will change over time and their food will need to change, too! Check in with your vet if you have any concerns about what your pet is eating.

12 Feb '19

Good Dental Hygiene is a Must for Your Pet's Optimal Health:

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Good Dental Hygiene is a Must for Your Pet's Optimal Health:

As February marks National Pet Dental Health Month, it's essential that we take a moment to remember how important good oral health is to our furry friend's overall well-being. Whether you have cats or dogs, their oral health is imperative to their overall health and qu....
15 Jan '19

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Chewing Everything

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How to Get Your Dog to Stop Chewing Everything

Dogs are some of the best companions a person can ask for, but sometimes they can be a bit ornery. Dogs love to chew on things and they can be very stubborn when it comes to stopping them. Even though it is very frustrating, there are several things you can try to keep your house from being chewed to pieces...
12 Dec '18

How to Protect Your Pet During the Winter

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How to Protect Your Pet During the Winter

Winter can be a dangerous time of year for all pets. Especially pets that are kept outdoors. Temperatures drop to below freezing and dangerous chemicals can harm or even kill pets. Everybody loves their pets and wants to keep them safe and comfortable so, here are a few helpful tips to protect...
12 Nov '18

Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays

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Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of lighthearted cheer and spending quality time with loved ones. Of course, this includes your favorite, four-legged friends! We have tips that will keep your furry friends in check when it co...
12 Oct '18

October is National Pet Wellness Month

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October is National Pet Wellness Month

We all want our animal companions to live long, healthy lives, and that's why October is National Pet Wellness Month. During the month of October, set aside some time to evaluate your pet's health and mak...
11 Sep '18

Flea & Tick Prevention: 5 Tips This Fall

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Flea & Tick Prevention: 5 Tips This Fall

The summer is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean fleas and ticks no longer pose a problem for your beloved pets. September still offers plenty of warm days and opportunities for these little critters...
10 Aug '18

Summer Heat and Happy Pets

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Summer Heat and Happy Pets

While we are all enjoying the summer sun and the activities that come with it, we may sometimes forget about our furry friends' reaction to the heat. Heat exhaustion can occur in any hot or humid space...

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