Pet Obesity Awareness
Food is NOT love.
Treating your pet is a common why of how pet owners show your love, but there are more healthier approaches to show your pet how much they mean to you. Healthier approaches are simple as time outside together playing with toys, walking around the yard, and even a trip to the park. What your pet wants more then treats or food; is your time, affection, and attention. Positive reinforcement or rewards such as praise, petting, and play are healthy ways of training your pet out of begging. When they cry for a treat or food after they have been fed their meal, instead of offering food off your plate or a treat, take them outside for a walk or throw a toy around the house. If your pet primarily receives food rewards instead of your interaction, they begin to rely on food for comfort instead of your touch.
Exercise is fun!
Regularly exercising your pet is just at important as exercise for you. Benefits to exercise are limited