Feeding your Pet on the Road
How much food in that bowl? How much is a handful?
- Food Quiz Bowl! How much food is in each of these bowls?
- How much is a cup?
- How many calories in food?
- Remember, these are not diets, they are lifestyle changes for healthy living!
How much food is in each of these bowls?
How much is a cup?
Measuring cup, coffee cup, scoop, hand
How many calories in food?
Hard to find on a lot of bags, advise petobesityprevention.com as a GREAT source.
Measuring your pet’s food in set meals is the best way to manage their health.
Weight but also health watch tool.
How many calories?
Activity level, life stage, individual metabolism Examples – cats – 180, shih tzu – 250ish
Lab – 1000, etc.
How many treats? What kind?
10% or less of their daily food requirement.
Use foods that are less “expensive” – carrots or green beans vs cheese or meat
Use items that help your pet’s health – t/d, toothbrush
Watch out for the big guns (large milkbone like a ½ cup of food)
See your veterinarian to assess your pet’s health, find out if they are near their proper body condition, and to help you make a plan for success.
Remember, these are not diets, they are lifestyle changes for healthy living!