Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tips For Dog Weight Loss

Most dogs aren't getting enough exercise and are being shown love with too many treats.  These could be the main reasons your pup is pudgy.  It's not always easy to help your dog lose unneeded weight, but it is possible and very very important for good overall health.  Here are some tips to help you get started.

*Consistent exercise everyday- approximately 20 minutes for small dogs and up to 45 minutes for larger dogs.

*Feed several smaller meals a day as opposed to one large meal.

*Feed a high quality diet with vegetables, meats, herbs and supplements.

*Monitor his progress weekly through weigh-ins and then making any necessary adjustments to food and exercise plans.

*Ask your veterinarian to help you formulate a weight loss plan, or seek out a veterinary nutritionist to help.

*Measure, weigh and count out all meals and treats to be sure you aren't feeding too much or too little.

*Your goal should be to aim for no more weight loss than 1-2% body fat a week.  It's unsafe at a faster rate.

*STICK TO YOUR PLAN

Don't be a couch potato!

3 comments:

  1. I could never figure out why my dogs were fat growing up - we played every day and were constantly out in the desert. It wasn't until I married my husband that I realized it was my Mom treating them like crazy. I haven't had a fat dog since.

    Monty and Harlow

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  2. Could not agree more and she keeps her beady eye on my weight. Big sigh! Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. hahaha, that's a timing! I'm on a diet and we did the same you wrote :o) It's important to ask the vet first for a plan or some suggestions, to find the right way to loss weight for every anipal. Have a great wednesday :o)

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