Tuesday, August 16, 2011
How much are you really feeding your pet?
When it comes to feeding our pets - what we use to measure the amount we feed can greatly affect our pets' waistline more than we realize.
The feeding guidelines on the bag or the amount suggested by your veterinary staff are based on a standard 8 oz measuring cup. When you use a coffee mug, yogurt container, lid from another container or some other scooping device you alter the amount of nutrition and calories you are feeding fluffy or fido and affecting their health.
It is so easy to overfeed your pet and unwittingly contribute to excess weight and obesity.
Ask your veterinary team about how much food to feed your particular pet as all diets are not created equally.