hello and welcome to animal wise today we are going to talk to you about feeding your dog and cat when at home during quarantine the coronavirus has meant many animal guardians are starting to have doubts over the care of her companions during locked on ensuring they have a proper diet is one of the most common concerns for this reason we provide a series of tips to help you knew how to feed your animals during confinement thereby ensuring their health and well-being at this difficult time be considerate while it can be easy to worry one of the most important things you need to do is be considerate we are currently without significant food manufacturing problems or

shortages however distribution and delivery may be affected by the current crisis in cases where your animal needs a specific diet for a health issue it’s best to purchase enough food to last two weeks in advance this should tide us over if we need to wait for a new delivery dietary changes even simply choosing a new brand for the animal can cause gastrointestinal issues dogs and cats have digestive systems adapted to a stable diet changes to their eating habits can result in causing various gastrointestinal disorders such as vomiting and diarrhea these are two conditions which require veterinary attention weight control it is also very important to you control your pets wit since they will spend more time at home and have less opportunity to exercise this increases the chances of your animal companion

gaining weight we know that weight increase and associated obesity have very serious consequences for the health of an animal it is also important to note that the development of obesity is associated with the development of certain diseases these include pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases in dogs and dermatological problems hepatic lipid OSIS or urinary problems in cats weight gain can also pave the way for developing certain endocrine or metabolic diseases such as diabetes we’re not talking about aesthetic problems in your cat caused by weight gain preventing your animal from becoming overweight helps to prevent serious potential health problems while individual animals

have specific issues maintaining a healthy weight is possible since animals are spending time in confinement eating the same amount of food is before lead to weight gain to help us keep our animals at a healthy weight we recommend you wear your pet every two weeks by tracking this information you will know whether or not you need to adjust their care needs if you see your pet is increasing their weight by a significant amount you should call your vet and detail the situation this is so they can provide it by specific to your animal situation even as little as 500 grams more weight can lead to significant problems it is also much easier to prevent possible weight gain that it is to reverse it how to properly feed my companion animal since we are spending more time at home many of us are taking the opportunity to cook more if we have a dog or cat they will often be on the lookout for even the smallest morsel of food such dedication for scraps means they may give us the impression they are hungry when they’re actually being

greedy in these circumstances we need to avoid giving them more than their daily food alliance if your dog begs for food you can distract them or play with them we often mistake requests for attention to be a simple request for food when they may want other kinds of interaction if we give them food every time they beg they learn to think they will get it every time they do so in the future since the animals boredom levels may be higher they may bake even more for something to do this is the kind of behavior which can lead to a weight problem for this reason you should distract your pet to see if they want attention or are genuinely hungry you can use intelligence games and toys to help entertain your pet and improve cognition at the same time a good example is a food dispensing toy such as a calm this way they get a treat they also stave off boredom and developmental skills we know that it can be very difficult to refuse our animals treats however we need to be strong especially during confinement if you give in to them regularly the consequences – total health can be significant another technique you can apply is to feed them the same amount of food as before but divided into smaller portions preneur the day this way the animal can have more stimulus or

will eat the same amount and not over indulge we don’t give the animal more to eat where we give them smaller meals to help keep them occupied and satiated for longer if you do end up giving them a treat or they overeat for whatever reason we can subtract food from the normal meal schedule or you can take some of their regular food often in the of kibble and set it aside to give them as a treat without increasing the daily calorific intake it is very important we avoid giving them extra food when we’re cooking or eating as it will not only mean

they eat more calories but you are instilling a negative behavior which they will likely continue even after quarantine is over if your dog or cat cannot control themselves when cooking or eating it may be best to keep them in a separate room until these activities are complete here ends our special quarantine animal care advice we hope this video has been useful and we sincerely hope that everyone in your family is safe and healthy whether they walk on two legs or four we’ll see you next time [Music]

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