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Picking the Right Food for Aging Cats

As your cat gets older, he or she may need some dietary changes to stay healthy. After the age of seven, it’s common for cats to develop health issues that necessitate a dietary change, but even in the absence of health problems, tweaking your senior cat’s nutrition can be an important part of helping him or her age well. With pet food delivery, switching your cat’s food is a seamless and convenient process. As you select food for your aging cat, keep these factors in mind.

Is your cat’s weight healthy?
Being overweight can be as unhealthy for pets as it is for humans. For aging cats, being overweight can be even more dangerous and lead to serious health problems. If your cat is overweight, switching foods may help. Talk to your vet about appropriate choices and if a low-calorie diet might be appropriate. To reduce your cat’s calories, choose a food that has a minimal amount of fillers, so that your cat gets complete nutrition from a smaller amount of food.

Does your cat prefer wet or dry food?
Contrary to popular belief, wet food is not a health disaster for your cat. In fact, it can help with weight control, since people tend to feed less wet food per serving than dry food, and it’s a good choice for aging cats with weakened teeth. Each kind of food has its pros and cons, but they can both be healthy. Feeding your cat according to his or her preference can make it easier to ensure that he or she is getting adequate nutrients.

Is your cat having digestive issues?
Aging cats frequently develop digestive issues, which you may notice by the presence of loose stools in the litter box. Consult with your vet if you think your cat has digestive problems, and consider switching to a more easily digested food.

Whatever food you choose for your pet, EZ Pet Care’s Metro Pet service can bring it right for your door, so you never run out of it again. Schedule cat or dog food delivery in Dallas by calling (888) 613-1320.

How to Stop Your Pup from Eating Waste

Dogs have a habit of eating anything they can get their hands on—and yes, that does sometimes include dog poop. Pet waste removal is an important part of getting your dog to stop this less-than-desirable habit. This video offers other ways to stop this behavior.

Getting your dog on a bathroom schedule can help to reduce the opportunities he or she has to eat waste. Be diligent about keeping dog feces out of his or her space, so the chance to eat waste is not there.

EZ Pet Care makes pet waste removal easy by taking on the job of pet cleanup for you. Schedule a regular appointment to clean up dog poop in Dallas by calling (888) 613-1320.

Signs That Your Dog Needs a Grooming Appointment

Grooming makes your dog look his or her best, but in addition to improving your pet’s appearance, it is also important for his or her health. In the hectic schedule of everyday life, it’s easy to overlook your dog’s grooming needs, but if you pay attention, you’ll see the signs that he or she is due for an appointment. If you notice any of these indicators, make an appointment for pet grooming today.

Matted Fur
When fur gets matted, it becomes a breeding ground for pests, dirt, and other debris, which can cause skin infections and spread bacteria round your home. Matted fur can also be extremely painful for your pup, as it tugs on his or her skin and causes discomfort as he or she tries to self-groom. The longer matts are allowed to stay around, the more tangled they can become, which can make grooming uncomfortable. If you see matted fur, act quickly to arrange pet grooming before it can become worse.

Long Nails
Long nails are an issue for both you and your pet. When your pet’s nails are untrimmed, they can scratch you, your furniture, your clothes, and your flooring. Long nails can make it uncomfortable for your pet to walk. When you notice that your pet’s nails are growing, it’s time for grooming.

Irritated Skin
As dirt and debris build up on your dog’s skin, you’ll notice he or she starts to scratch and chew more frequently. You may even notice dry, irritated skin. This can be a sign that your dog is ready for a bath to remove the irritants and relieve the inflamed skin. During a grooming appointment, the groomer will also inspect your dog’s skin for signs of fleas and ticks, so you can take action if your pet has an issue.

With mobile pet grooming in Dallas from EZ Pet Care, pet grooming is easier and more convenient than ever before. Contact us today at (888) 613-1320 to find out more about all of our pet services, including grooming, pet food delivery, and pet waste removal.

What to Do When Your Pet Is a Picky Eater

Pets have a reputation for being constantly on the hunt for food, but in reality, some pets are picky eaters. If your pet is more likely to ignore a bowl of food than to dig in, getting to the root of the problem is important. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as changing your cat or dog food delivery to another brand. Take these steps if you have a pet who is a picky eater.

Get Real About How Much Your Pet Is Eating
Your pet may not rush to the food bowl, but is he or she actually getting plenty of food throughout the day? If you frequently give your pet treats and table scraps, he or she may not be hungry or may just be holding out for something better. Try to quit the extras, even if your pet begs, to see if cutting back will make him or her rely on the food you provide instead.

Consider Contributing Factors
Sometimes, pets don’t eat their food for reasons that don’t have anything to do with the meal on offer. If you’ve recently moved or added another pet or family member to the household, your pet may be too stressed to eat. He or she could also be anxious about eating if the food bowl is in a high traffic area. Try relocating the bowl and giving your pet some quiet time to eat, so he or she can relax and dig in with confidence.

See the Vet
Sudden changes in eating habits could indicate a medical problem, so make an appointment with the vet if your pet becomes picky. In some cases, an underlying food allergy or other medical issue could be to blame, and your vet may be able to recommend dietary changes that convince your pet to start eating again.

With cat and dog food delivery from EZ Pet Care, you never have to worry about running out of food again. Contact us today at (888) 613-1320 to learn more about pet food delivery in Dallas.

How to Protect Your Pet From Summer Heat

Hot temperatures can be just as dangerous for your pet as they can be for you, but your pet can’t do anything to protect itself. Just as pet grooming and pet waste removal fall to you, protecting your pet from the summer heat is your job as a pet owner.

Watch this video to learn more about keeping your pet safe from hot temperatures. Pets pant to cool down and get moisture out of their lungs, and humidity stops them from doing so, so limit their outdoor time in the summer. Your pet may also need to wear a waterproof sunscreen to prevent burns.

At EZ Pet Care, we make caring for your pet easy with pet food delivery, mobile pet grooming, and pet waste removal in Dallas. Find out more about our services by calling (888) 613-1320.

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