Discovering YOU Magazine October 2018 Issue - Page 32

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5 Ways to make Your Pooch's

Mealtime more Enjoyable

Article by Banfield Corporation

(BPT) - Dogs and their owners have many things in common, but perhaps one of the biggest commonalities is that they both love to eat! When preparing meals for your four-legged family members, it's important for the meal to be packed with flavor and nutrients, and to create 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. By establishing a routine, 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 great 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! That's why for nearly three decades, Kibbles 'n Bits(R) has been making dog food with its signature combination of crunchy kibble & tender bits to bring joy to your dog's every bite. With varieties including Bacon & Steak Flavored dry dog food and Steak & Cheese Flavored dry dog food, you will be sure to find the perfect match for your furry