If your dog or cat likes your company when they are enjoying their meal, its okay to be sociable and be present. But don’t make it a habit because otherwise they won’t eat unless you are standing there. This can get tough if you are home late from work or go away and have a pet-sitter keeping an eye on them.
Dogs (and some cats) like cool treats just as kids do. Consider freezing Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree dietary supplements in an ice tray and serve ice as a summer treat. Alternatively, turn the frozen treat into something special by freezing the mixture in small plastic cups and using a natural chewy treat as the stick. Insert the treat when the puree is partly frozen to get the stick to stand up properly. The treat should be easy to remove from the cup if you run the cup briefly under lukewarm water.