National Cook For Your Pets Day
National Cook For Your Pets Day:
Celebrated on November 1st, every year. This day is observed to appreciate the attention, companionship and unconditional love of pets, by cooking for them! Just a little extra effort from your side to return the favor.
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on November 1st:
Why Cook For Your Pets Day?
We usually tend to feed our pets with store-bought foods. Many of these foods are processed and don’t suit the natural diet requirement of animals. Pets need a natural diet for good health. It’s best to provide them homemade food as per your pets’ needs. If you love your pet, it’s only fair to feed them with what is safe and healthy for them to stay around longer.
Cooking for your pets may not be a herculean task once you start cooking. But check with your VET to confirm the ingredients that are safe for your pets.
Pets promote our health too: Pets generally promote mental and physical health. By cooking for them, you also get conscious about the ingredients that go into your body too.
Doing a good deed stimulates happiness: when you do something good, it gives you innate satisfaction. As you go the extra mile to do something nice for your pet, you will feel great.
This is also an opportunity if you never cooked before as pets won’t judge you! You can improvise as you cook often.
Thus November 1st is dedicated to cooking a delicious and nutritious meal for your pets.
How can we Celebrate National Cook For Your Pets Day:
Here are a few activities you could do to celebrate this day!
- Cook your Pet’s favorite food
If you have a dog, it will surely love a mixed bowl of rice, proteins, and vegetables. Cats, on the other hand, are carnivorous, so you may have to feed it well with protein-filled meat. Post a picture on Social Media using #NationalCookForYourPetsDay and #CookForYourPetsDay and share the joy!
- Order the best Cookbook for pets
There are so many pet cookbooks available in the market with easy and beautiful descriptions. As you cook at home, ensure that the cookbook recipes meet the nutritional requirements of your pets. You can easily find a good book any e-commerce websites or ask a friend for suggestions
- Try a new recipe for your Pet
Take time to learn a new recipe for your pet and pamper it with a delicious treat!
- Validate your ingredients
Check with your VET if the ingredients are safe for your pet. Also don’t change the diet overnight, let the change be slow and steady. Some pets may like it immediately, but certain pets will refuse to eat. Don’t add spices, onions, garlic, chocolate, milk-based products or other stomach upsetting ingredients as you cook for pets.
- Share your recipes online
If you have already been cooking for your pets, and come up with a better and easy recipe, share them on your blog post or video blogs for all the other pet parents.
- Visit a trusted Veterinarian
Visiting a veterinarian for an overall check-up and nutrition requirement is one of the best ways to show your love for pets!
Interesting Facts About Cook For your Pets Day:
Just make a note on how to cook for your pets if you are going to have pets,
- The “organic” pet foods must have USDA certification labeled on them
- Corn is a non-allergic food and supplies your pets with proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids and antioxidants
- When pets are young, they need a healthy growth promoting diet
- Cats are carnivores, they need more protein along with taurine in their diet
- Vegetables supply the necessary vitamins, minerals and amino acids for your pets’ diet
- Therapeutic diets are needed if your pet has health issues
- Soy products are great for high protein supply
- A poor quality feed can result in slow growth, lower energy levels, and skin issues
- Senior pets will need easily digestible foods that are high in proteins and low in calories
- To know if your pet’s weight is healthy, getting a Body Conditioning Score (BCS) is important
- As pets age, their nutritional requirements change and will need therapeutic diets
- The daily calorie intake for your pet depends, on the breed, lifestyle, and age
- Some senior pet foods have additional supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin to aid with joint issues
- Canned food contains 70-80% moisture, and thus need a lot of sugar for preservation.
History of National Cook For Your Pets Day:
The details for the day of inception and reasons are unknown.