Keeping Them Healthy & Happy

Just like your diet matters, so does your pet’s. However, it can be difficult to know exactly what your pet needs to help keep them healthy, so here are a few tips:

 

Rabbits

Fresh hay is essential for your bunny. Not only does the fiber in hay defend against intestinal blockages and dental problems but they also love it! Provide an unlimited supply to nibble on at all times. You can find freshly packed boxes for a reasonable price at SDHRAS.

 

Cats

To keep your cat healthy and agile, the most important factor is feeding them the right amount. Check the food label to make sure you are not overfeeding them. Their food should also be high in protein and fat. It’s okay to treat your cat, but make sure it is only in very small quantities.

 

Dogs

For dogs, food should have a proper balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to facilitate stomach health, energy, and vitamin absorption. The amount of food your dog needs will depend mostly on their size and energy use. For treats, you should avoid bones which can hurt their teeth. Instead, try fruits and vegetables.

 

Horses

Legumes and grasses should make up most of your horse’s diet. They should typically consume about 1.5 percent of their body weight in forages per day. Oats and corn can be integrated into their diet in limited amounts. Fats are also an alternative to cereal grains for more active horses.

Any time you make changes to your pet’s diet, be sure to consult their veterinarian first.