How should I select the right food for my pet?
Current styles in advertising create pet food trends based on ingredients. Our primary concern is caring for your pet through proper nutrition. We understand that proper nutrition is derived from a balance of quality ingredients based on scientific research, not advertising. We can help you choose the right diet based on the pet’s breed, body type, environment, activity level and possible medical issues. We offer prescription foods as well as regular maintenance diets. Our team of educated professionals can answer your questions. Dietary requirements change as your pet ages. We can help you assess those changing needs. We give 100% guarantee on all our foods. Anytime a pet does not like their food for any reason you may return it for a full refund.
How much should I feed my pet?
First look on your pet’s food packaging. Different manufactures will often tell you how much to feed your pet. Those standardized guidelines are based on an active, unsterilized pet. Therefore you should never exceed those recommendations. Your own cat or dog requirements may vary by up to 25%. Part of our preventative care exam is to score the body condition of your pet and help give you specific recommendations on a semi-annual basis. Diets higher in nutrients usually require feeding less quantity. Do not look at the price per pound but consider the price per feeding.
How often should I feed my pet?
- Puppies & kittens: feed 4-6 times each day
- At 50% full grown: feed 3 meals each day
- Adult dog & cat: feed about twice each day
How should I feed my pet?
• No Free feeding (pouring unmeasured amount of food into a bowl to be freely consumed throughout the day). Free feeding is not recommended as this allows the pet access to excessive amounts of food. Over-consumption is one of the key contributing factors to obesity.
• Portion control feedings is the best method to feed a pet. Measure the food daily. We can provide you with a free measuring cup.
• Always try to feed at approximately the same time and in the same location every day as this will help the pet keep normal elimination habits and avoid accidents
Does it matter how I store my pet’s food?
You want to store your dog or cats food so it maintains its freshness. Don’t buy more food than your dog or cat can eat prior to that “best by” date. If you have one tiny dog, don’t buy a 40-pound bag of food.
Store the food in a cool, dry place. It’s best to put the pet food in a storage bin you can seal closed.
Any food left uneaten each day should be thrown out and the bowl should be cleaned. Any wet food can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.