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Nurturing the strays: what to feed stray dogs

Stray dogs are overlooked and forgotten dogs who share our neighbourhoods and/or cities. They are resilient and resourceful but their survival mainly depends upon the kindness of strangers. You can create a positive impact on their lives simply by providing them with food. Find out what to feed stray dogs to ensure nourishing, safe, and compassionate support to these furry friends in need. 

1. Dry dog food:

Dry dog food is a convenient option for feeding stray dogs. It’s easy to store, distribute and is nutritionally balanced. Try to find affordable options that have good protein content. Keep a bowl full of clean water also with dry food. 

2. Wet dog food:

Wet dog food can be a more pleasant option for some strays, especially if they are small or have any dental issues. Although not as cost-effective as dry food, this is still a workable option. 

3. Leftovers and scraps:

If you have leftovers from your meals, consider sharing them with strays. Avoid feeding anything that’s not suitable for dogs to eat such as chocolate, onions or garlic. Plain, unseasoned meat, rice, or vegetables are safe options. 

4. Homemade dog food:

If you’re inclined, you can easily prepare dog food at home. The meal must have a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables. Consult an animal nutritionist if needed to ensure the diet is well-rounded and meets the nutritional needs of the strays. 

5. Dog-friendly fruits and vegetables:

Certain fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, and peas can be healthy treats for strays. They provide vitamins and fibre. 

Not only food, but water also is very essential to keep them hydrated. If you are feeding the strays, do offer clean, fresh water as well by leaving out bowls of water in accessible locations. In hot weather, consider placing water in shaded areas. 

Timing also plays an important role as stray dogs often rely on a predictable food source. Try to establish a routine for feeding as this can make them feel more secure and ensure they have consistent access to nourishment. 

While feeding strays is a compassionate act, it’s quite essential to respect their space and not force interaction. Some dogs may be cautious or fearful of humans. Leave food and water in an area where they can access it without feeling threatened. 

Feeding stray dogs is a small yet impactful way to make a positive difference in the lives of these animals. By offering nourishing food, clean water, and a sense of security, you can contribute to their well-being and remind them that kindness still exists in our world. Also note that while feeding strays is admirable, it’s just one aspect of their welfare. If you wish to contribute towards a bigger change, consider working with local animal shelters like AMTM to address other critical needs such as spaying/neutering, vaccinations, and finding forever homes for the voiceless.

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  1. This blog is a compassionate and practical guide on nurturing stray dogs through thoughtful feeding. The emphasis on providing nutrition while considering the unique challenges faced by stray dogs is commendable. The inclusion of specific food recommendations and feeding tips adds a helpful touch for individuals looking to make a positive impact on the well-being of stray dogs.

  2. This blog on nurturing stray dogs offers practical insights into what to feed these often overlooked members of our community. The author’s empathy shines through as they provide helpful tips on providing sustenance for stray dogs, emphasizing the importance of nutrition and care. It serves as a gentle reminder of our shared responsibility to the well-being of all creatures around us.

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