While you're whipping up something special in the kitchen for family and friends this holiday season, you may want to consider doing the same for your four-legged family members. A new survey from Wellness Natural Pet Food found that 70 percent of pet parents wonder if their pet gets bored eating the same thing every day. In fact, 28 percent of those surveyed say their pet has boycotted their food out of boredom. On the flip side, an extraordinary 85 percent of pet parents say their pet shows visible signs of excitement when given something new at mealtime, like tail wagging or whole-body wiggling. With this new research, Wellness Natural Pet Food aims to bring an end to "boring bowls" for dogs with a greater focus on how flavor and texture diversity in pets' meals through unique proteins and superfood ingredients can impact better nutrition.
"Think about your favorite meal – now think about eating it every morning and night for the rest of your life and how this mealtime monotony would make it less enjoyable and exciting over time. Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and dogs deserve to experience that just like their pet parents." says Dr. Danielle Bernal, staff veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food. "The best part about making mealtime more exciting for dogs is that it doesn't have to be hard and the payoff comes in the form of more wags, licks and nuzzling. We've created a new line of natural foods and toppers that are protein-rich and can be mixed and matched with our broad portfolio of Wellness CORE products, so giving your dog a special meal packed with nutrition and flavor can easily be worked into your daily routine."
To help make mealtime more exciting for your dog during the holidays and beyond, Dr. Bernal shares her top tips to help you get started:
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