Just like how you shouldn’t feed candy to a child every day, pet parents need to avoid giving packaged pet treats regularly. They aren’t as nutritious as you think!
Pledging to keep your pet on a completely healthy diet is easier said than done. When you’re busy with work, family life or other responsibilities, it’s much more convenient to grab packaged treats for your pets.
We talked about how feeding peanut butter can be dangerous to your pet and this is exactly why it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to packaged food. It’s difficult to know exactly what happens when they’re made and what goes into them. If you’ve been noticing signs of illness in your cat or dog after feeding them a certain treat, get them to the vet as soon as possible.
Veggies For Your VIPs
Making healthy cat treats at home isn’t as difficult as you’d expect. In fact, very few steps are needed. We’re also sure your furry friend is going to love your homemade dog food recipes, especially since they’re packed with healthy nutrients and made with the best care.
Encouraging a pet to love healthy pet snacks and vegetables will greatly improve their overall health. With their vitamins and minerals and low fat and calorie counts, these treats make for an excellent alternative to packaged snacks.
There are some plants that can be harmful to pets, so it’s better to be familiar with which vegetables are acceptable. Contact your veterinarian if you’re unsure about any snack or treat. While dogs are naturally omnivorous and more open to different food, cats are incapable of digesting several types of food due to their carnivorous nature. Here are some examples of healthy treats that are generally safe for your pet’s consumption:
- Apples with the core and seeds removed
- Green beans
- Watermelon without seeds
If you need an awesome Peep to make sure your VIP is being fed healthy meals and snacks whenever you’re away, don’t hesitate to schedule a service!