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The necessity of food assistance for abandoned animals

Undoubtedly, it is very important to keep on helping pets as they also suffer from war. According to the U-Hearts Foundation statistics, nowadays the quantity of street animals has significantly increased. In a majority of cases, aloof people leave their pets without any care and accommodation while going overseas. Poor animals have the only hope – to meet humans who will do their best in order to help them.

Let`s regard the question: how can we help stray dogs and cats?

Luckily, there are an enormous number of ways to help ukrainian pets. Among them are making donations, providing assistance to volunteer organizations which aim on helping pets and surely adopting animals. Besides, in this article we will also refer to the programme of Ukrainian animal charity initiative and share some cognitive facts about cooperation possibilities.

So, have we mentioned all of the ways of helping pets? – Not yet. The easiest variant of helping stray cats and dogs is obviously feeding them. This useful habit usually saves a lot of animals’ lives, thus it is said to be actively followed. People often come up with a question: “What food is the most appropriate for cats and dogs?” Suffice it to mention that this concern is rather precious while helping pets as it is needed to provide animals with well-balanced products which won’t do any harm.

Today the U-Hearts Foundation team presents an article which is literally full of precious pieces of advice concerning the point of feeding homeless pets. We are definitely sure that after reading this post, you will comprehend how can you help ukrainian pets. So, let’s start from the very beginning!

Feeding dogs

Regarding feeding dogs, it is generally recommended to provide them with the following products:

  • Raw and cooked beef;
  • Beef tripe;
  • Liver and lung in boiled form;
  • The bird which is boiled or stewed, although, it is needed to remove tubular bones;
  • Raw ocean fish (it contains fewer bones);
  • Rice and buckwheat porridge;
  • Dry fodder of proven and qualified companies;
  • Preserves for pets, however, according to the manufacturer.

In order not to let the dog suffer from a lack of vitamins and useful minerals, a dexterity of additional healthy substances can and should be added to the porridge (which is also recommended for feeding dogs). One of the most common substances is meat and bone meal, which contains a lot of other useful compounds.

The food which is said to be forbidden for dogs is fried or smoked. Also, it is not recommended to provide these animals with chicken skin as it contains much fat and surprisingly – river fish. It is full of bones and can easily damage the internal organs.

So, now you’ve become more aware of how to save homeless animals by feeding them.

Feeding cats

Let’s consider some aspects of a well-balanced diet for adult cats. An animal should be provided with:

  • 70% of meat and fish special products — sources of animal protein;
  • 30% of cereals, vegetables, berries, greens;
  • eggs, low-fat dairy products which contain both animal protein and carbohydrates, so that they are also included in the diet, but in mostly limited quantities.

Besides, while buying pet food, always pay attention to it`s сomposition. Unfortunately not all manufacturers indicate the percentage of certain ingredients. The lack of such detailed description is the first sign of poor quality of pet food. In the highlighted case, you can follow such a rule: the closer the component is to the beginning of the list, the higher its content in the product.

In fact it is definitely needed to understand that qualified food aid for animals is really required for their well-being. Thus it’s better to focus on the products we buy for fluffies and be sure they aren’t harmful to them.

Wet Versus Dry Pet Food: which one is better?

Many people usually get to know more about forming a healthy diet for their feline and canine friends, including those, who are unfortunately homeless. And this fact really makes a positive impression as stray animals also need useful help with pet food which will improve their well-being rather than do harm.

The good news is that either type of pet feeding can provide animals with substantial nutrition for their growth, running, playing, and so on. If you follow the feeding guidelines written on the package, be sure that your fluffy friend receives all the resources it needs. Many companies will also provide cognitive instructions if you want to feed an animal both wet and dry food.

On balance, the food that is the most appropriate for a pet will depend on the pet itself. Either wet food, dry one, or a combination of both are able to meet the nutritional standards and key needs of your dog or cat.

Concerning feeding homeless pets, it’s also significant to mention that regular feeding and help with pet food in general, enable fluffies to feel safe and sound, and enhance their trust towards kind humans.

So as we have noticed, amidst the somber reality of abandoned animals in Ukraine, there is an opportunity for global awareness and action. By shedding light on the impact of the conflict on animals, individuals and communities can come together to support rescue initiatives, donate to shelters, and raise awareness about the importance of helping pets.

And now let’s take a moment to get acquainted with the initiative “Save Pets of Ukraine”.

The full-scale Russian invasion has greatly influenced the life of both Ukrainian people and animals. Almost at the beginning of the war a Ukrainian manufacturer of food for cats and dogs called Kormotech started to carry out food assistance for abandoned animals and furthermore – created the “Save Pets of Ukraine” initiative.

Regarding actual deeds, the following organization provided 200 tons of its own pet food to animals in need. Some time later the company started to actively encourage other non-profit and commercial institutions to unite their efforts and go on providing food to stray pets.

Nowadays the main purpose of this initiative remains the same. “Save Pets of Ukraine” proceeds to help Ukrainian pets by feeding dogs and cats in need, providing basic veterinary care, etc. Volunteers are still interested in the new-brand conditions the rescued animals live in, and they also aspire to help pet owners in interact with adopted fluffies. Therefore by addressing the needs of stray animals, the following initiative not only offers them a chance at a better life but also reaffirms an incomparable commitment to the shared values of empathy and compassion.

Summing up, the U-Hearts Foundation states that in order to help stray dogs and cats, don’t mind taking some pet food with you when going outside. Or you can also provide some street animals with a bowl of water. Let it be your new-brand precious habit.

Finally, we have reviewed the main nuances connected with helping stray cats and dogs by feeding them. Undoubtedly offering food aid for animals currently ranks among the integral ways of helping pets due to the fact that material contributions inevitably play crucial roles in saving faithful souls.

Posted by:

Veterinarian. Director of the Operations Department of the NGO Element of Life.

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