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The Kalona News

September 11, 2018 Give pets the ultimate mealtime experience
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(BPT) - Dogs and their owners have many things in common. For example, they both love to eat! When preparing a meal for your four-legged family members, make sure it’s packed with flavor and nutrients, and you are creating a dining experience they enjoy and look forward to. Help give your pets the ultimate mealtime experience with these tips:

1. Create a mealtime routine

Animals love routine. It’s important for dogs to establish a mealtime routine whether they get fed first thing in the morning, after their walk or as small meals throughout the day. Your pooch will quickly catch on when it’s mealtime.

2. Purchase a puzzle bowl or toy

Does your dog eat too fast? Do you want them to make a game out of their meal? Puzzle bowls and food dispensing toys are a fantastic way to stimulate your dog’s mind during mealtime. They allow them to slow down to truly enjoy their food, making mealtime fun! Head to your local retailer to choose the correct bowl or toy for your dog.

3. Provide your dog with a meal that gives them variety

Dogs and humans alike enjoy food with variety! Varieties like Bacon & Steak Flavored dry dog food and Beef & Chicken Flavored dry dog food from Kibbles ‘n Bits offer its signature combination of crunchy kibble and tender bits.

4. Turn mealtime into a dance party

Have you ever danced due to excitement? Well, now your dog will, too. Play a song before each mealtime to signal when it’s time for your dog to eat. This new bonding ritual will create more fun for all family members and will have your dog busting moves in anticipation in no time!

5. Make it a training opportunity

Use mealtime as an opportunity to train and reinforce wanted behaviors. Using commands like “sit” and “wait” before allowing your dog to eat helps them practice impulse control and good manners.

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