• Training Your Pet to Eat Fewer Treats

    When pets plead with you for treats, it’s hard to say no. However, giving your pet too many treats can lead to unhealthy weight gain. If you’ve fallen into the habit of giving your pet too many treats, it is possible to break the cycle. Start by making sure the food you get in your pet food delivery provides your pet with the nutrition he or she needs to stay full. These tips will also help.

    When your pet is begging for a treat, give him or her attention instead of food. A short burst of play or a walk can be a satisfactory replacement for treats. Substitute some of your usual treats for healthier options that are safe for your pet. For example, dogs can eat carrots, green beans, and apples for fewer calories than most dog treats. When you do feed treats, make sure you account for them in your pet’s overall calorie count.

    Get cat and dog food delivery in Dallas from EZ Pet Care, so your pet always has healthy food options on hand. To learn more about all of our pet care services or to schedule a food delivery, call (888) 613-1320.

  • 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.