Pet Tip: The Medications My Pet Has Been Prescribed Make My Pet Very Hungry. What Can I Do?

Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology Pet TipConsult with the veterinarian who prescribed the medications you are using. Your family veterinarian or Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology may be consulted for guidelines on the amount of food your pet should receive if they prescribed these medications. Over feeding your pet and weight gain can be detrimental to long term health and function. We need to ensure food intake is not being increased beyond need for the treatment of your pet’s medical problem.

If your pet is eating things they shouldn’t, like their bedding or toys, providing chew toys that you can insert food into may help by occupying their time. Giving them something to do to will allow for less time to chew or eat things they shouldn’t.

Other foods you can give your pet to satisfy their craving, but will not allow them to gain weight include:

Vegetables (frozen or cooked)

Green beans

Carrots

Peas

Cooked Broccoli

Cauliflower

Fruits:

Strawberries

Apples

Pears

Bananas

Other:

Boiled rice

Unsalted popcorn

 

Foods you should NOT give to your pet include:

Grapes

Raisins

Onions

Kale or Rapini

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