To fulfill these requirements the food must be palatable, and contain the proper nutrients to meet the daily energy requirements. Usually a dry food is best, while table scraps are definitely not recommended.
There are many ways to feed our pets, some examples are:
- Free choice – leave a full bowl of food accessible all the time
- Controlled portions – leave a measured amount of food 3-4 times each day.
- Timed feeding – leaving a quantity of food accessible only for a certain amount of time.
There are many types of food to supply the energy needs of our pets. Just a few examples are:
- Development/Puppy/Kitten Formula – Recommended from weaning to 12 months of age and also pregnant or lactating females.
- Preventative Formula – Recommended to optimize the health and well being of our adult, mature pets.
- Weight Control/Mature Formula – Recommended to provide a complete, well balanced diet for less active/older animals.
There are also specialized diets for pets with specific health concerns to help maintain their health.