It’s not only about what we eat, but how we eat it, right? Well, this won’t come as a surprise, but dogs are much like humans in what makes them feel good (and bad, too). Food, I am sure you will agree, is a huge part of our daily lives and happiness. It’s the same for our dogs.
As dog parents, we want to ensure that that their feeding rituals are not dismissed. It is important to take time to consider what and how we are feeding our dogs. Of course, we start with THE PACK, our complete and nutritious, plant-based wet meals. So, this naturally leads us to how… You’ll be glad to know we’ve got you covered. In this blog, you will find five ways to feed our drool-inducing meals to your fur babies. Get ready for snack and meal time, they’re going to love it! We hope you will too.
First, a very easy one that will keep your pooch happy and occupied for hours. How about combining play with food? Kong toys are great enriching toys that allow dogs to follow their instincts. Our wet food can be stuffed inside the toys, and then we leave it to the dogs to figure out the rest… As well as being a lot of fun, these toys are perfect in forming positive associations: for example, a trip to the vet or a long car journey.
The UK has definitely experienced a particularly soaring hot summer this year. We think it is fair to say that we all need to have plenty of ways to keep cool. Ice lollies are a good solution, for you and your pooch. You can make our wet food into pupsicles by simply popping the food into an ice cube tray and into the freezer. This way, we can make sure to always have some on hand; a delicious day to keep our dogs busy and also cool during these hot, summer days. Vegan, dog ice lolly you say? Yes, you heard us right. Head to our Instagram to get some recipe inspiration.
On The Go Enrichment
We all love a snack on-the-go. We know our dogs do too. Why not turn THE PACK wet food into mini snack-bites? It’s easy, seriously. All you need to do, is squeeze some food into a little tube (a re-usable tube, can be purchased from most homeware stores). This is a paw-fect way to bring THE PACK with you wherever you go.
Hide & Seek
Fancy a bit more fun and games? Encourage your four-legged friends to hunt for their food! This is a really great way to engage with your dogs and to encourage them to follow their instinctual scavenger roots. All the more, it is really fun for all the family! You can really set this up anywhere… either indoors or out in the garden. Just put a little bit of the wet food into some bowls and hide the bowls wherever you choose. The humans do the hiding, and the dogs do the seeking!
Let us finish with an evening meal. After a busy day of playing and snacks… a hearty meal is what we all need. Our food is perfectly enough as it is, though if you’re feeling creative in the kitchen, you can enrich the wet food with some extra goodness!
Just grab some dog-friendly veggies or fruits like carrots, peas, blueberries, green beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, kale, apple, spinach, broccoli and cucumber. Of course, it is a journey figuring out what exactly works and what our dogs like and dislike, but we think it is an excellent idea to enrich our wet food with even more plant power!
Lastly, It is also worth mentioning that if your dogs have a tendency to gobble their meals too quickly you might want to invest in a slow-feeding or wobble food bowl. These bowls have specially designed rivets to naturally allow your dog to eat at a slower pace. This will prevent any sickness and allow mealtime to be enjoyed all the more.
So there we have it, five ways to feed THE PACK. Try them out and let us know what you (and the dogs) think. Perhaps you can think of even more ways to be creative in the kitchen with your canine friends? Prioritising food and mealtimes doesn’t have to be limited to the human species, and neither does a plant-based diet.