Improving animal appetite
My dog doesn’t eat properly what should I do?
There are a variety of reasons for loss of appetite in dogs. It’s important to determine the cause in order to design the best treatment plan. There could be various reasons like illness, vaccinations, travel and unfamiliar surroundings also pets can be picky or may be uncomfortable. You can try certain measures for your pet to start eating properly, like:
Cutting back on treats.
Feeding your pet on a regular schedule, usually at least twice a day.
Making mealtime a fun time for your pet, such as by playing with a toy that dispenses food or rewarding your dog with food for doing a trick.
Taking your dog for a walk before mealtime.
Changing your dog’s feeding situation. If you normally feed your pet with other animals, try feeding him alone. Or try using different bowls or plates at different heights to see what your dog prefers.
(You might even put a few pieces of food on the floor next to the feeding dish.)
Trying a different kind of food, such as fresh food if you normally feed your dog dry food.
Are cats and dogs really mortal enemies?
Pop culture has put this image in our minds that cats and dogs are mortal enemies and can never get along. While, there are plenty of cases that testify that both of them can get along as pets in a household, they are not friends in the wild. Cats and dogs are born hunters, but their techniques are very different. The cat is an ambush hunter, patiently stalking her prey or waiting patiently for it to come within range of a sudden rush. Dogs are less subtle. Wild dogs hunt by chasing prey until it drops from exhaustion. That’s why most dogs love chasing after anything that runs from it. And a large dog can easily hurt or kill a cat.
The best way for them to get along is to introduce both of them into a household while they are still babies.An adult cat that is unused to dogs will find it hard to get along with them, because the cat’s view of the world has become more rigid over time. Likewise an adult dog whose prior experience of cats is limited to chasing them down alleys will find it hard to understand what one is doing in his home.
It was also clear from studies that it is easier to introduce a dog to a house where a cat is already in residence than the other way round.
Why does my cat eat grass?
Cats may eat grass because:
Regurgitation: Cats regurgitate when they eat grass because they lack the necessary enzymes to break down vegetable matter. This up-chucking sensation may eliminate all indigestible matter from the cat’s digestive tract, making it feel better. This is important because cats eat their prey as is, including both the edible and inedible parts (fur, bones, feathers, etc.).
The juices in grass contain folic acid. This is an essential vitamin for a cat’s bodily functions and assists in the production of hemoglobin, the protein that moves oxygen in the blood.
Another theory is that grass acts as a natural laxative, counteracting any cases of indigestion. Cats regularly throw up and leave wet little fur balls around the house. But when the fur moves deep into the digestive tract, the cat needs a help to break it down and pass it out the other end. The grass it eats helps in doing just that. It helps in digesting and successfully removing such unwanted material.
My cat throws up after taking her meals. She doesn’t seem ill otherwise. It seems more like a behavioral problem. What should I do?
Food allergies, poor diet or eats too fast. Change the food and give her smaller quantities more times.
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