Obesity is an epidemic here in the United States, this is true of both people and our furry four legged friends! Many clients at Paws to Consider originally contacted us to keep their dogs healthy and fit through regular daily dog walks, because a healthy dog is a happy dog!
There are many risks associated with obesity in dogs, including shortened lifespans, diabetes, diminished immune function and digestive problems.
Healthy weight loss includes:
- Vet recommended weight loss diet or weight management formula.
- Ensuring your dog gets adequate daily exercise (which Paws can help with)!
- Cutting the table scraps out of your dogs diet.
- Ensuring that treats comprise of no more than 10% of your dogs daily caloric intake.
Be sure to work with your vet to determine the appropriate amount of food if you plan on putting your dog on a diet. Always contact your local dog walker if you pup is in need of extra walks to keep him/her fit and happy!