As loving pet parents, we understand the importance of a nutritious and balanced diet, but it can sometimes become difficult to determine how much food to give our pups. One of the main reasons for this is the huge variety of brands available, as this may cause uncertainty about how much food is too much or too little. However, your local Veterinarian can guide you, according to your pet’s personal needs.

Many people have a different approach to feeding their furry friends. Some people only feed their pet once a day, whereas others may leave their pet’s food out the whole day, so he or she may eat when they are hungry. Some people have adopted the habit of feeding their pet twice a day. But, which of these options is the best for feeding our beloved pet?

According to most experts the best approach to feeding our furry friends would be to feed them twice a day. But, you need to ensure not to feed them two full portions. The ideal is to split the daily portion into two and feed half a portion in the morning and the second half in the evening. If you have a pup under five months of age, it is recommended to feed them three to four times a day. But, it would be best to confirm this with your local Veterinarian.

We may also find that our new adopted furry friend may be a little sceptical to eat in the beginning. But, it is important to remember that he or she may need some time to adjust to their new family and their new environment. However, we can train our pups to eat at scheduled times and to do so, you may try the following approach:

  • Prepare your pet’s meal
  • Raise the bowl above your pet’s head
  • Command or allow him or her to sit
  • Then place the bowl on the floor and allow him or her to eat
  • Leave the food for ten to twenty minutes and if he or she has not eaten, you may take the food away
  • Continue to do this for a few days, as your pet will soon realize when it is time to eat
  • Try to feed your pet at the same time(s) every day

Something which is of great importance, is to create a regular routine, as this also allows us the opportunity to monitor our pet’s health. When their food is left out the whole day, one may not immediately notice if he or she is not eating and a loss of appetite is the first indication that your furry friend is not feeling well. Feeding them twice a day not only allows us to monitor their health, this also helps to keep their tummies regular.

The next question which comes to mind is “what the best food would be to feed our pups?” The answer to this would be a high quality kibble. However, if you wish to keep your furry friend happy and healthier for longer, you should consider supplementing their meals with fresh organic foods, as this offers a variety of health benefits.

At PetsWell Pantry we have done extensive research on the health benefits of fresh organic foods and have come up with a list of carefully selected ingredients, which we use to manufacture our foods. Our meals are prepared fresh daily, in order to provide our furry friends with the highest quality food, excluding all the preservatives and harmful chemicals. Therefore, when you supplement your fur baby’s meals with our food, you can rest assured that you are providing him or her with the healthiest option around.

Some of the foods which you may expect to find in our meals would include the following:

100% Grass-Fed Beef

It is free from vaccinations, antibiotics and hormones. It contains five times more Omega 3 fatty acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Both Omega 3 and CLA are essential fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties. CLA has been found to promote a healthy skin and coat, as well as a natural healthy weight.

Premium All Natural Chicken

Our chicken is not injected with any vaccinations, fillers, antibiotics or growth promoters and it contains highly digestible proteins and fats.

Premium All Natural Turkey

Free range turkey contains eighteen to twenty percent more protein than caged turkey and is therefore a great source of lean protein.

Organic Brown Rice

It contains protein and fiber and is an excellent source of gluten free carbohydrates.

Raw Organic Honey

It is known as the first medicine and is the only food which cannot go bad. It can be used as a preservative. It alleviates the symptoms of allergies and it kills all known bacteria, fungus and viruses.

Organic Peanut Butter – Unsweetened

It is an excellent source of protein and Omega 3’s and it is not only very healthy for dogs, they love it too!

Organic Eggs

It is the only source of one hundred percent digestible protein. It contains twice as much vitamin A, three times more vitamin E, seven times more carotene and twice as much Omega 3. They are free from pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals.

Organic Cheese

This is a very high source of protein.

Organic Kale

It contains more iron than beef, more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than spinach. It is therefore considered a super food! It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Organic Green Beans

This is a great source of Vitamins A, C, K, Iron and potassium.

Organic Zucchini

It is a great source of Antioxidants, it has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and it reduces the chance of colon cancer.

Organic Olive Oil

This is an excellent source of Omega 3 and promotes a healthy heart.

Organic Bananas

This is an excellent source of potassium and Vitamin B6. They are also packed with flavor and fiber.

These are but to mention a few. We use an extensive list of fresh ingredients, with an array of benefits to our beloved furry friends. By supplementing their food with fresh organic foods you will not only offer them a healthier meal, you will also provide them with much needed variety, making feeding time something they will look forward to.

Love, The PetsWell Team

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