Like some humans, many pets are picky. Most pet owners have seen their pet turn down perfectly fine food. Thankfully, there are ways to encourage healthy feeding. Pet owners are turning to pet food toppers, which sit at the top of your pet’s regular meal. These appetizing treats will ensure your pet gets their nutrition without a fight!
What Are Pet Food Toppers?
Pet food toppers can come in multiple forms. There are wet pet food toppers, typically gravies, sauces, or broths. There are also dry pet food toppers, which are usually either powdered or freeze-dried. You can find them in the pet food aisle, and they typically come in small containers or packs. Pet food toppers are designed to be aromatic and enticing for even the pickiest pets. Different companies produce toppers differently. While some focus on meat and other pungent products to get pets to eat, others supply nutrition to supplement a balanced diet.
Most pet food toppers are only meant as intermittent treats, but others can be served as meals. If the packaging claims it meets AAFCO standards, it can be used as part of a balanced diet. Otherwise, it will encourage intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Supplemental pet food toppers should not comprise more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
What Are the Benefits?
Pet food toppers are typically used to encourage picky eaters to enjoy their regular diets. Pets can become easily bored eating the same meals every day. Thankfully, pet food toppers give us the chance to step up that bowl of kibble or canned food. They are also easier to store, meaning that you can experiment with different types or stock up on multiple different flavors at once.
Furthermore, the type of pet food topper you buy can determine its benefits. Some toppers contain extra supplements to bulk up your pet’s regular diet. Many contain probiotics, supplemental proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. Your vet may be able to help you pick the very best supplement for your specific pet. Wet pet food toppers can also provide hydration to pets that refuse to drink water. When you tailor pet food toppers to your specific pet, the possibilities are endless!
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