Do you know how to feed pet food?
Is your feeding method correct?
Today we will talk about the misunderstandings that can occur in feeding pet food
Everyone can effectively avoid it in the future
Misunderstanding 1: Dog food is fed by "feeling"
We feed the dog food, grab a handful and put it in the food bowl, the dog will finish eating in an instant, and we will wonder if it is not full. Do you want to add more? Watch the dog’s reaction and continue to give dog food, grab a handful and grab a handful again until they can’t eat anymore. Maybe you don’t know that the dog’s stomach can expand to more than 2-3 times the normal food requirement. I feel that feeding dog food is very easy to cause overfeeding problems, easy to cause obesity problems, and even gastrointestinal discomfort. When feeding dog food, please refer to the recommended feeding amount on the packaging bag.
Misunderstanding 2: The recommended feeding amount is not one meal a day
Some owners will also refer to the recommended feeding amount on the packaging bag, but it may be understood as the amount of one meal. However, this recommended feeding amount is marked according to the daily food needs. If you feed 2 or 3 meals at this amount a day, you will be overfeeding again. Therefore, if you feed several meals a day, calculate the amount of feed per meal.
(The following figure takes the recommended amount of Uji Energy Fruit VIP Adult Dog Food as an example. If your baby weighs 5kg, then feed a total of 65-75g a day, don’t overdo it)
Misunderstanding 3: The food bowl puts dog food that can't be eaten in a day
This situation will cause 2 problems
• First of all, it is easy to cause the pet's picky eating problem. (For the solution, click to view the previous micro-text sharing: What should I do if the dog is picky and not eating dog food?)
• Giving too much food at the same time can also lead to overfeeding.
Misunderstanding 4: Use boiling water to soak pet food
When we raise puppies, we are more worried that the grains of dog food are too large and too hard. It can’t bite. Soak it in water to make it easier to digest. If you use boiled water, it can make it faster and softer. Many nutrients are destroyed, especially water-soluble vitamins. After encountering high temperature, they are basically gone. Long-term feeding of dog food with boiled blisters can easily cause nutritional imbalance. We recommend that the water temperature for soaking dog food is around 40℃.
Misunderstanding 5: There is no phased food change
Some people may ask, why do pets need to change food periodically, but people do not need it at all? This is because the number of digestive enzymes and bacteria used for digestion in pets is far less than that of humans (according to the ratio of quantity to weight). If the nutritional composition of another food differs greatly from the original food, there is not enough in the body. Digestive enzymes and bacteria adapt to the new nutritional structure and carry out digestive reactions, which will cause indigestion, soft stools, and bad stools. Therefore, we suggest that for the health of our pets, we must change the food periodically.
After reading the top ten misunderstandings of feeding
I hope everyone can understand and effectively avoid
Feed pets scientifically
Let the Mao children grow up healthily