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What Your Vet Wants You To Know About Pet Food

by Dr. John Weiner - March 2, 2022

Caring for and feeding our cherished pets should be more than simply filling the bowl full of food from the bag that says ‘dog food’ or ‘cat food’. We all want our pets to live long healthy lives. Knowing what we are feeding these four legged family members is the first step to knowing if it is beneficial and healthy for them.

Creature Care will be doing a series of short broadcasts, here on the Homepagenetwork, in the coming weeks and we will talk more about matters relating to pet dog and cat nutrition. I’ll cover topics like reading a pet food label, what to feed puppies and kittens, feeding older and senior dogs. We will also touch on supplements and even information on using food as medicine for pets with specific health related needs.

Before we talk about specific nutritional needs your dog or cat may have I am giving you some homework.

  • Read your pets food label make and make note of the first listed ingredients.
  • How much is your pet being fed each day and how often?
    • (Ounces – use a measuring cup)
    • How much of what is being fed is actually consumed?
  • Specifically how many treats is my pet getting fed each day? Can they get food/treats else where make note of that.

To summarize, before we can know what is the best diet for a particular pet dog or cat we first need to know the diet. Once we know the diet we can ‘ask’ our pets how that diet is benefiting their health and well being.

Thank you for joining us today on this episode of Creature Care. Now go find out what your pet is eating today.

Credits:

Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Dr. John Weiner
Anchor: Sara Vogt
Guest(s): Dr. John Weiner

Produced by Vogt Media
Home Page Sponsors: Pleasant Valley Veterinary Care

 
 
 
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