Dog’s Tough Food Demand For Pet Sitter Leaves The Internet In Stitches
A video of a dog with a particular preference for how his meal is served has gone viral on TikTok, where he received more than one million views.
The clip, shared by TikTok account @weishaarfam, shows a person putting a scoop of kibble into a bowl before topping it with a few miniature bone-shaped cookies, carefully placed in the shape of a heart.
A message superimposed on the video read: “Sent this to our babysitter to show her how to feed our babies while we’re away.”
The person then sprinkles spoonfuls of a powder from a container labeled “love dust” onto the food before the video changes to a waiting dog wagging its tail. In a later comment, the user revealed that “love dust” is actually plaque banishment, a substance used to promote dental hygiene in pets.
The dog in the last clip seems to be quite particular about his food, but do dogs really care how their food is served?
Although not all dogs are picky about food presentation, it is beneficial to have a routine around feeding.
In an article for VCA, one of North America’s largest animal hospital chains operating more than 1,000 animal hospitals, veterinarians Dr Ryan Llera and Dr Robin Downing explained, “Dogs are creatures usually. We can use this fact to our advantage by creating a regular eating schedule and sticking to it.
Feeding dogs at regular times “provides the security and predictability of a routine”, making meals “a fundamental event of the day around which other activities are added”, the veterinarians said.
A feeding routine can help your dog cope with changes in the household, such as a child heading off to college, the arrival of a new baby, or when the family is on vacation and a sitter is away. charge, they said.
Certain eating habits can be linked to your dog’s genetics, and some breeds are known to have healthier appetites than others. But a lot of it is down to the environment, according to Dr. Jerry Klein, chief veterinarian of the American Kennel Club, the world’s largest registry of purebred dogs.
Klein suggests creating a consistent feeding routine to prevent dogs from becoming picky eaters by doing the following:
- Establish and stick to a meal schedule whenever possible.
- Do not leave food outside for more than 15 to 20 minutes. Leaving it outside for a while encourages bad eating habits and is unsanitary.
- Remove the food bowl if your dog isn’t eating anything.
- Don’t give your pet any more food or treats until it’s time for its next meal.
Several TikTokers were thrilled by the dog in the latest viral video.
User HAILEYLYNN wrote: ‘Awww they better shape her up’, while Oakley the Golden said: ‘That’s my kind of extra [crying laughing emojis]
Amandaromaire84 said: “As a pet sitter I would for sure. I keep their routines like you’re at home [floating hearts smiling face emoji].”
Scobby2030 wrote: “Me personally…would follow it step by step.”
Newsweek contacted the original poster for comment.
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