Your pet is an individual and has its own taste and nutrition needs. At Wag N’ Wash®, our first priority is to help you find a food that benefits your pet’s long term health, and works within your budget. All our locations carry foods that address issues with sensitive stomachs, allergies, puppy and kitten development, large breed canines, and joint health and senior care.
Our trained associates are here to find out as much about you and your relationship with your companion pet to identify the food that is the right and healthy fit for your cat or dog. After our recommendation, monitor your pet closely so as to not over-feed when you switch to a higher quality, natural pet food. Many all-natural pet foods have a smaller recommended feeding amount then lesser quality foods. And remember, the guidelines on the bag of food are for the AVERAGE pet and Wag N’ Wash® KNOWS as well you do that your companion is NOT average!
Loose stool and diarrhea are often indicators of over feeding. If your pet is experiencing these issues, try reducing the amount of food being fed or break up meals into more frequent, smaller portions throughout the day.
If your companion animal, particularly the canine variety, is an overly ambitious eater and consumes their food faster than you can say “come and get it!”, you may wish to try a special food bowl available at Wag N’ Wash® designed to slow down food consumption. This will be healthier on their tummy and help to minimize gassiness.
On the flip side, if your companion pet is being finicky and doesn’t want to readily give up their “junk food” diet for a healthier, all-natural one, try limiting their access to the food. Feed them only at their designated meal times and leave them access to their food bowl for a limited time, such as 5-10 minutes. If they haven’t consumed all of the food in that time, it is okay to remove the dish and not feed them again until their next designated time. They will give you the sad eyes and do their best to convince you that they are famished. But be strong and trust that your pet’s instincts will not allow them to starve and they will learn to eat their new, healthier food when it is being presented to them.