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Feeding Your Pet

Choosing the right diet for your pet is never easy, whether you are choosing a food based on price, taste or to aid with a particular medical condition, here at Vets Food World we have you covered!

We offer a full range of foods from breed specific diets, veterinary prescription diets and life stage foods!

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So now that you have your chosen food, what’s next?

In this helpful guide we will give you advice on the best ways to feed your pets to make sure they have a healthy diet.

 

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Cats:

  • Always keep an eye on your cats weight, if they start to look and feel heavier adjust the amount of food you are feeding them.
  • If your cat begins to lose weight and they have been wormed then then go see your vet to make sure there are no underlying health issues.
  • Always make sure you read the feeding guides that come with your chosen food, some diets have a specific amount you need to feed and failure to do this can lead to over or underfeeding.
  • No matter what food you use, always ensure the cat has an active and healthy lifestyle. Even senior cats can gain exercise by ensuring you play and interact with your cat every day.
  • Always ensure your cat has access to fresh daily water and make sure the food and water bowls are kept well away from their litter tray.
  • Cats have specific dietary needs and it is always best to avoid human food, especially onions and raisins, these are poisonous to them.

 

View our Breed Specific, Life Stage and Prescription Diets.

 

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Dogs:

  • Make sure your dog has constant access to fresh daily drinking water.
  • Always read the feeding guide on any food you buy to ensure you are not over or underfeeding your dog.
  • Feed your dog once a day, this can be one main meal in the evening or it can be split in to a morning and evening meal.
  • No matter what food you buy exercise plays a large part in a healthy diet and lifestyle, try to make sure your dog gets the right amount of exercise.
  • Try to buy a special bowl with a stand or elevate a normal bowl during feeding, this will make it easier for the dog to eat.
  • It is always tempting to feed your dog’s human food, but you can put their health at serious risk, whether that is due to overfeeding or potential poisoning from food such as onions or raisins.

 

View our Breed Specific, Life Stage and Prescription Diets.

 

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Rabbits:

  • Quality hay and straw each day is essential to your rabbits diet, not only does it keep your rabbit full but it also helps keep the teeth worn down by causing abrasive chewing.
  • Rabbits must always have access to water which should be changed daily; you may need to increase this in the hotter summer months as the water bottle can heat up in the sun making the water less appealing to your rabbit.
  • A handful of fresh leafy green vegetables will help provide your rabbit with plenty of wholesome nutrition.
  • Try not to feed your rabbit too much carrot, small chopped chunks every now and then is ok but ensure that carrots do not make up a large part of their diet.

 

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Ferrets:

  • Feed your ferret throughout the day, little and often, this is much better than feeding them once or twice a day.
  • Ferrets cannot digest large amounts of fibre, so try to stay clear of cereal based food types.
  • It is easy to let your ferret become overweight so make sure you do not over feed them.
  • Always ensure you read the feeding guide of any food you for your ferret to make sure you feed them the correct amount.

 

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Pet Rodents:

  • Always ensure you read the feeding guide and give the correct amount of food to make sure you do not under or over feed your pet.
  • Always make sure your pet has access to fresh water.
  • Access to hay or straw will help keep your pet rodents teeth worn down and not overgrown, if the teeth start to become overgrown take your pet to the vet.
  • If water is dispensed through a water feeder make sure you regularly test it out to ensure it is not faulty or blocked.
  • Try to separate the food from other factors in the living environment by storing the food in a dish or feeder.

 

Check out our full Small Animal Range.

 

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