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How not to feed your pet! by Rebecca Guss Owner and Chief Cuddler at Camp Becca Dog Walking and Pet Sitting.

Those big eyes! So hard to say No!

Hi, welcome back to the Camp Becca "How Not To" series.

Today, we're diving into a topic that's as delicate as it is crucial: how not to feed your pet.

Now, feeding your pet is an extremely personal journey. It's up to you, your style, and what you and your vet decide is best. No judgments here.

But there's a but. While those begging eyes and pleading barks make it hard to resist, giving in to just one more treat too often can lead to overfeeding. And, as much as we hate to admit it, a few extra pounds can significantly impact their health and life expectancy. I'm sure, just like me, you want your dogs—or any pet, for that matter—to live forever. So, it's all about finding that balance.

Whether you're into kibble, homemade meals, or even the occasional dog-safe smoothie or Korean barbecue (yes, really!), the key is moderation. Do the math, consult with your vet, and make informed choices about your pet's diet.

Take, for example, our 12-year-old Morkie, who's quite the self-regulator and can handle free feeding without issue. Then there's our new addition, a six-month-old Doodle, as fast as she is clever, always on the lookout to snatch any food within reach. Managing their diets requires vigilance and strategy, especially to prevent the little escape artist from overindulging.

Remember, our goal is to ensure our pets lead the longest, healthiest lives possible. A leaner physique isn't just about looks—it's about mobility, quality of life, and maximizing those precious years together.

If you ever need advice, feel free to reach out at 908-941-0080.

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Till next time, give your pet an extra hug for me. Bye!

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