Recent studies have shown that between 25% and 40% of dogs in the United States are overweight. Is yours? If so, you can help your dog shed unwanted weight and still give him the nutrition he needs. Here’s how:
Before you begin a weight-loss plan for your dog, follow these steps to be sure he really needs to lose some pounds. Place your hands on the sides of his rib cage and carefully run your palms down to his sternum.
Like people, several variables contribute to dogs’ increased weight:
Follow these steps to help your dog safely shed any extra pounds:
Your dog doesn't have to feel famished as he loses weight. Feed him nutritionally sound food made especially for overweight dogs. Premium brands such as Eukanuba® offer formulas such as Eukanuba Adult Weight Control that maintain an excellent ratio of protein, fat, and fiber while allowing your dog to feel full. Once your dog meets his goal weight, a premium maintenance food will help him stay there.
You love your dog no matter how he looks. But if you feed him right, you will help him live a healthier life that you both can enjoy.