Pets Thrive on Routine Meals

By Susan Aiello • Published: October 1st, 2011
Category: Animal Airwaves

Although variety may be the spice of life for people, a consistent diet is a better recipe for pets. Feeding the same, high-quality food every day provides complete and balanced nutrition, and pets thrive on routine.

But your pet’s diet may sometimes need to change because of age or medical problems. For example, puppy food is denser in calories and protein than an adult diet. Senior diets are typically lower in protein because an aging pet no longer needs as much. Your vet may also prescribe a special diet for weight loss or conditions such as heart disease.

Dietary changes should be done gradually to avoid digestive upset. Start off mixing a little of the new food with the old, gradually increasing the amount every few days until you’re feeding only the new after a couple of weeks.

Your pet will hardly notice the change in chow.