We know that you want your pet to be happy and healthy. We know that you will do anything to make sure they stay that way. One of the most important things you can do to make sure your pet lives a long and happy life is to watch it nutrition. The thing that makes pet nutrition so difficult to understand is the wide variety of nutritional products on the market; if you are at all confused about your pet’s nutritional needs you should consult your veterinarian.
Consider Your Pet’s Age
Different age pets have different nutritional requirements. Most pet food manufacturers make it easy to make sure your pet’s age nutrients are covered, they have designed foods for each of your pet’s stages of development. All you have to do is make sure you pick up the right bag of food while you are at the pet store. One of the biggest nutritional differences between young pets and old pets is the amount of protein they need. A young pet that is still growing needs more protein then a old pet.
Taking Medical Conditions into Consideration
If you have a pet that has a special medical condition such as chronic urinary infections or a heart problem, you will have to take extra care with its nutrition. We recommend that you seek the assistance of your pet’s veterinarian when you are trying to determine a balanced menu for your family pet. Your veterinarian will be able to give you a list of foods that your pet will be able to safely eat. They will also give you a list of foods and treats that will be detrimental to your pets overall health.
Changing Your Pet’s Nutrition
There are times in your pet’s life when you will have to change your pet’s food. Some pets are so into their food that they don’t seem to notice the change in food. Other pets notice the change and refuse to eat. If you need to change your finicky eaters’ food, we recommend that you do so gradually. We suggest you start mixing the two types of food together, start with just a small amount of the new pet food and increase the amount with each feeding. After a few days, the pet will be eating the new food.