How to Keep Supplements Away From Dogs

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When it comes to having pet supplements around the house, let’s just say that some pets are sneaky enough to decide their own daily dosage.

Since supplements should only be served in careful moderation to avoid upset tummies or other troubles, it’s important to make sure their supplements are kept out of your pet's reach.

So, we’re here with five tips to help you play keep-away from delivery day until the last bite!

1. Be Prepared for When Your Package Arrives

You’re not the only one that perks up at the sound of a delivery truck pulling up!

Some dogs and cats get so excited that they’ll race to get a whiff of what’s inside. If they’re bold enough, they’ll even use their teeth and claws to shred the packaging and get to the good stuff before you know it.

That’s why we recommend picking up your package immediately upon delivery, or to provide delivery instructions to have the package dropped off in a safer designated area. If you won’t be home during the estimated delivery, try asking a friendly neighbor to hold onto the package until you get back!

2. Store Their Supplements Out of View

Have you ever stored something away that you thought your pet couldn’t possibly reach, only to find out that Fido is even more resourceful than you thought?

Needless to say, your pet might be just as likely to get a hold of their supplements as they are with your favorite pair of socks.

With the size and agility of your pet in mind, we highly recommend storing your jars and bags of supplements in high, hard-to-reach places instead of low kitchen drawers and cupboards that your dog can nudge open.

3. Throw Off the Scent with Airtight Containers

Some products have stronger scents than others. So, even if dogs and cats can’t see their supplements, their keen noses are just as useful!

To make sure your pup can’t follow the scent and make a mess during their search, moving their supplements to a different container might help.

Fortunately, there are plenty of great airtight ceramic, stainless steel, and plastic food containers to choose from that get the job done. Just be sure that your container of choice is dishwasher safe before you buy!

4. Keep Those Supplements Away from Children

You’re probably used to seeing “keep out of reach of children” cautions on consumer goods, including pet supplements. But, this caution isn’t just to make sure kids don’t consume the products. It’s also a caution to make sure they don’t feed supplements to dogs and cats without careful supervision.

Functional pet supplements might look and taste more like treats these days, but they’re only meant to be taken in specific amounts per day.

So, just make sure your little ones ask for permission before feeding a supplement to your pet, and to return the container back to its pet-proofed storage area.

5. Use Soft Chew Supplements as a Food Topper

As every pet parent knows, nothing gets pets more hyped than “treat time.” But sometimes, that excitement compels our furry friends to hunt for even more of those delicious soft chew supplements!

To avoid the overly excitable behavior that leads to sneaky rummaging, some pet parents prefer breaking up the soft chews over their regular food.

Even though it might spoil the excitement of a yummy reward, this tactic can condition your pup to associate soft chews as just part of their regular meals, rather than a reward that triggers them to find more when you’re not around.

We hope these simple tips and reminders will help you to keep your canine’s supplements out of paw’s reach! If you have any comments, questions, or tips of your own, feel free to tell us below. If you would like to learn more about our collection of products, you can also reach out to us directly at (800) 940-1972 or bark@zestypaws.com.

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