Mealtime doesn’t have to be a feeding frenzy in your multi-pet household. In fact, you can easily take care of everyone who needs to eat without fussing and fighting. To do so, you’ll want to come up with a plan that works for you and your animals.
Four tips for fightless feedings helps you do just that by transforming meal time into a meditative experience for all. No one animal feels insecure and that he or she must gobble up their food or race to eat the other animal’s food while they aren’t noticing.
Tip #1: Feed in separate spaces.
It may be more convenient to feed your pets in one shared place. That’s where fighting ensues. The moment you turn your back, your sweet docile dog and carefree cat become very competitive. Mealtime is a time instinctively that they use aggression to get what they want. Even the sweetest pets want to make sure they get fed. Before they injure one another, consider how much easier to feed your dog in one room and your cat in another.
Tip #2: Put up a pet gate to keep animals apart.
Create a physical barrier to keep the animals apart. If your dog can’t get to the cat’s food, he or she won’t eat it. The same thing with your cat. If you don’t want to ask, “Can cats eat dog food?” You won’t be left wondering, “Can you feed a dog cat food?”
Tip # 3: Make sure that each pet has eaten their own food.
Double check for physical signs that each pet has eaten his or her own food. If you notice that bowls are empty but your dog or cat seems skinnier or hungrier than usual, it could be a sign that they aren’t getting enough nourishment. This could be due to a more aggressive pet eating their food or because they no longer like the taste of the product that you’re serving to them.
Tip #4: Get your vet involved by continuing to monitor your dog or cat’s weight gain throughout the year.
With the Petrics app, you’re able to schedule vet appointments and receive reminders on your smartphone. You can also monitor the ingredients in your pet food, learn about product recalls, and get information concerning your pet and the dangers of pet obesity. It’s like having your own personal veterinarian with you at all times. If you give yourself one gift this year, it’s backing the Petrics app on IndieGoGo. You’ll be among the first people in the world who have full access to it when it releases.
Preventing one pet from taking over and consuming all the food that you’ve put out for your other pets takes time. It’s an exhausting process for some who find that their dog or cat become aggressive in the presence of food. No matter what you do, don’t give up the fight. Fightless feedings are possible, although they require work, to pull off.