Guide to Pet Diet & Nutrition
It’s something some owners don’t think about much, but it might be the most important part of your pet’s health—their diet. What do you feed them? How much? Do they eat on a schedule or whenever they want? Just like with humans, the quality and quantity of the food dogs and cats consume can make a big difference in whether they develop health issues down the line. And even on just a daily basis, knowing what is and isn’t safe for your pet to eat can save you from an expensive trip to the emergency clinic (though, if you need emergency vet services in the Germantown area, we can help!).
We’ve compiled all of our blogs on pet diet and nutrition in one convenient place so you can get all your big questions answered. Still need more information? Don’t hesitate to call us today at 240-252-7467!
Wet vs. Dry Pet Food
Before we get into common issues with dogs and cats separately, one of the most common questions we get—especially from new pet owners—is whether wet or dry food is best for pets. If you’ve perused the pet food isle at the grocery store lately, you know there are about a million different choices. There are different ingredients, recipes, tastes, and promises, not to mention brands and prices. Your friends all have different opinions about what’s best, and every advertisement paints that particular brand as the highest quality. So how do you choose?
Guide to Dog Diet & Nutrition
How Much & How Often Should I Feed My Dog?
If you want your dog to be healthy and happy, it’s vital to provide him with the proper diet and nutrition. This means choosing the right type of food and feeding him on a schedule that works for both of you. Follow these guidelines for how much and how often to feed your dog to ensure he maintains a healthy weight and receives all the nutrition he needs.
How to Make Your Dog Eat Slower
Being a speedy eater isn’t just a silly dog trait—it can actually be dangerous to your dog’s health. It’s important to curb your dog’s food gobbling tendencies so that he or she doesn’t cause any harm. At Germantown Vet, we have a lot of experience dealing with fast eaters, and we can give you some advice about slowing things down.
Why Is My Dog Eating Poop?
What’s with dogs and poop? If they’re not rolling in it or stepping in it, they’re eating it. It can be a smelly nightmare—and it’ll take your dog’s breath to a whole new (and terrible) level. So why is it happening and what can you do to get your dog to stop?
Can My Puppy Eat That?
Babies and puppies have many things in common—they both poop and sleep more than almost anything else. They both need a lot of attention and will cry if they don’t get it. And they both put almost everything in their mouths. However, when it comes to puppies, you may not have as good of an idea of what is and isn’t safe for them to consume, so the experts at Germantown Vet have compiled a quick list of some household things your puppy can and can’t eat.
How to Tell If Your Dog Is at a Healthy Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight for your dog is crucial to his or her overall wellbeing and happiness. But since dogs can vary so much in size from breed to breed, how can you be sure that your pup is at a healthy weight? At Germantown Vet, we have some basic parameters for what is an unhealthy versus a healthy dog weight.
Guide to Cat Diet & Nutrition
How Much & How Often Should I Feed My Cat?
When it comes to your cat’s health and happiness, nothing is more important than ensuring the proper diet and nutrition. This includes choosing the right type of food for your cat and following recommended guidelines for how much and how often to feed your pet.
Why Is My Cat Always Hungry?
Hungry, hungry kitties! Do you have a cat who is always chowing down? There can be a lot of reasons why your cat is always hungry that range in severity. Our expert vets can help give you an idea of whether or not you should be worried about your cat’s bottomless stomach.
Can My Cat Eat That?
One of the most commonly asked questions for pet owners is, “Can my pet eat XYZ?” Whether it’s spoiling your furbaby with some scraps on your plate or a panic after your cat has gotten into a potted plant, there are some things that are toxic to your cat.
Have More Questions About Your Pet’s Diet?
Still have questions that need answers? Our veterinarians are always here to help. If you think you’re dealing with an emergency, call us immediately at 240-252-7467. If you’d rather, you can contact us online and we’ll get back to you shortly!