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4 Do’s and Don’ts of Mixing Pet Food

Many pet owners are vigilant about what they feed their pets, especially when they start to lose interest. In this guide, we will help you improve your pet’s eating habits and the do’s and don’ts of mixing their food.

DO: Consider Mixing Pet Food with Various Shapes, Smells, and Textures

The variety of pet food will help increase your pet’s appetite and reinvigorate their eating habits. Try to offer mixed pet food with different shapes and textures. You may be surprised by how much your dog will enjoy their food.

DON’T: Mix Pet Food Without Talking To Your Vet

Most pet foods are formulated with specific stages in life, lifestyle, and health conditions. Mixing pet food without taking proper consideration will impact your pet’s health and cause an undesired weight gain. This will also risk overexposure to certain vitamins and minerals. Just be sure to ask to your bet before you start mixing.

DO: Add water to dry food

There are plenty of pets that enjoy dry kibble. However, if your pet is starting to have a reduced appetite and less interest in food, it might be time to add a bit of water to the mix. A simple amount of water will moisten the flavor and enhance the meal. Be sure to talk with your vet if your pet would benefit from adding water to dry food.

DON’T: Mix Therapeutic Pet Food with Other Foods Without Asking Your Vet

Pet food is continuing to evolve to fit the needs of therapeutic diets in animals. These therapeutic diets are created to prevent the onset of health conditions in pets. However, it is important to consider the mix and add anything without consulting your veterinarian. This is important as you may have an adverse effect of diluting the formulation and counteract the benefits of your pet.

Got any tips of what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to mixing your pet food? Comment below and tell us what you think!

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