It may be simple to ignore your dog’s weight problem, but remember that it may shorten his or her lifespan and make his or her days more laborious and less enjoyable. Obesity can also lead to other health problems, like diabetes, diminished immune function and digestive problems.
If your dog has become overweight and you can no longer feel his or her ribs, it's time to change his or her habits. Weight loss for your dog starts with diet and daily exercise. Healthy weight-loss habits include:
A healthy weight management formula or a veterinary weight-loss diet. Make sure to take your dog for a walk or provide him or her with some form of exercise every day. Thereby, completely cutting out table scraps from his or her diet. Also ensure treats comprise no more than 10% of his or her daily caloric intake. VISIT YOUR VETERINARIAN for the best chance of successful weight loss, work with your veterinarian to make a comprehensive, customized plan for your dog.
We know how important a healthy weight is for your dog’s health and happiness. Hopefully these guidelines will help your dog develop healthy weight-loss habits.