Are you feeding your pet the right amount? Use this simple tool to find out

Aug 31, 2020
You can work out just how much your pet should be eating to help ensure they live a long and happy life. Source: Getty

Aussies love their pets, they bring them joy, provide them comfort and, particularly during the outbreak of Covid-19, help to boost their mental and physical health.

So, it’s only fair as pet owners that we make sure the health of our furry friends is in tip top shape as well. We can take them for walks, groom them, give them lots of love and attention and perhaps most importantly, provide them with a balanced and substantial diet so they can live a long and happy life.

But, how do you know what’s the right amount of food to feed your dog or cat? Unlike humans they can’t tell you when they’re still hungry or when they’ve eaten too much, and we don’t want to be under and over feeding them as that could cause more harm than good (sometimes you have to resist those puppy dog eyes!).

All dogs and cats are different and so are their nutritional needs. It depends on a range of characteristics, from size and age to activity level and weight. It all sounds very mathematical and let’s face it there’s few of us who could work out the sums off the top of our head!

So, to help loving pet owners around the country, Ivory Coat, a company that makes dog and cat food, has created a special calculator which gives you the exact amount of food you should be feeding your pet based on their own specific needs.

The Ivory Coat Food Check is an interactive tool that creates a personalised feeding guide based on the information that a person submits relating to their pet. And once completed online it provides suggested products from the Ivory Coat range and relevant information they need to ensure they’re feeding their dog or cat sufficiently.

And the best news is that it’s free to use. All you have to do is click here, and it will direct you straight to the calculator, then answer a few easy questions and you’ll have your results – that’s it!

Once finished you can browse the website and explore the product range. All dog and cat food by Ivory Coat is made right here in Australia with locally sourced meat as the number one ingredient and no hidden nasties like wheat, corn or soy that could make your pet sick. You’ll find dry, wet, frozen and chilled products on offer and different flavours to suit your pet.

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