Let's chew the fat about your dog's weight

I've heard a lot of people talking about their weight lately and how much they want to lose - but how often do we stop and think about our dog's weight? Obesity is a prevalent issue among dogs, just like it is with humans and it's important for us to put measures in place to help control our dog's weight. Of course, we all know a dog that could eat all day and night - but endless eating does come with risks.

What are the risks?

Dogs are more likely to encounter weight problems than their feline friends, so it is important for owners to understand the risks and how to stop them.

Dogs who are overweight or obese are at risk of osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and liver disease. Beyond that, their lifespan is shorter and many will experience a poorer quality of life - which is the last thing we want for them!

How to control your dog's weight

Your dog's health starts with you. It's up to you to make sure your dogs are eating less and moving more if they are going to lose weight. You also need to make sure you are feeding your dog the right amount for their breed. Managing your dog's weight might seem daunting at first, but it can be made easier with products such as an auto-feeder.

 

Here are our top five tips for managing your dog's weight

  1. Invest in an auto-feeder to manage portion control easier and to ensure your dog is fed at the same time every day
  2. Take your dog for daily walks - this is great for your health as well!
  3. Slowly change your dog's food to something that is lower in calories or carbs
  4. Monitor your dog's weight regularly
  5. Don't give your dog human food

 

 

 

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