National Cook For Your Pets Day is the least we can give our pets who love us without asking for anything in return. Agree that for our four-legged friends we buy ordinary food in stores and do not think about what products can improve their mood and health. Use November 1st to please your pet, prepare a special treat for him.
Just think, already 16 thousand years ago, people domesticated the dog. It is not surprising that a huge number of works and scientific papers have been written about the rules for the nutrition of pets. A Roman philosopher prepared a guide on how to feed bones and meat to dogs.
In 1860, the first dog biscuit was made by James Spratt, a salesman from Ohio. In 1907, manufacturers took into account the preferences of dogs and made the first bone-shaped biscuits. And in 1920, the first dry dog food was created. Two years later, canned food appeared on sale, it contained horse meat, which at that time was the most accessible ingredient. In 1980, the US National Academy of Sciences formulated the nutritional requirements for pets.
Why We Love National Cook For Your Pets Day
- Pets help people to be healthy – normalize blood pressure, encourage physical activity, protect against mental disorders.
- Every person enjoys doing good. Feeding and caring for four-legged friends is a common thing, but cooking something unusual is a kind deed.
- Thinking about your pet’s diet makes us think about our own nutritional principles. If most of your diet is not suitable for a dog or cat, it’s time to change your habits.
How to celebrate
Talk to your veterinarian about how you can change your pet’s diet, what foods to add to make it healthy and tasty, and what foods should be excluded. Remember that four-legged friends are forbidden to give chocolate, nuts, any onions, avocados, dairy-based products. Of course, you should not treat your pet with alcohol. Start this day by buying new dishes for your pet, cook him rice with vegetables and add protein – meat. Dogs also love fruits. Cats prefer a good piece of meat.
When is National Cook For Your Pets Day celebrated in 2022?
National Cook For Your Pets Day is observed on November 1 each year.