As much as we love our dogs, owner compliance is the key to a healthy weight loss plan. It is about creating a healthy change, those added treats and leftovers from dinner have to stop, and this is where a well-balanced diet will lead to success. Your vet may recommend your dog to go onto a weight loss diet, and these are some of the nutritional benefits you should look out for.
Firstly, it is always important to remember that the diet you are feeding is complete and balanced, ensuring that your dog is getting the right nutrients they need to stay healthy.
Fats play a crucial role in any pet's diet, they provide important vitamins and minerals, energy, and fatty acids, however, when looking at a weight loss diet, look for a diet that is lower in fat and lower in calories compared to a maintenance range. A diet high in proteins can also help support weight loss while maintaining a healthy balance of muscle tissue.
Look for a diet with optimal fibre to help to promote intestinal health and a tailored carbohydrate blend to assist with sustained energy to help keep them going.