Managing your dog’s weight is down to you – we all know that our dogs love food but an obese dog can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease, joint problems and diabetes. Managing the size of their meals, the quality of the food you feed them, the number of treats you give to them and the amount of exercise to keep them fit is all part of the dog owner job description. Remember your dog’s food may appear to be really tasty but this could be because it is full of sugars or salt that have been added to a lower quality food to make it more appealing. Feeding a food with higher quality ingredients will taste so much nicer and will be much healthier for your dog – you may even save some money as although it may cost more you won’t have to feed your dog as much as it is packed with quality ingredients and healthy stuff.
It is never too late to change your dog’s lifestyle, the way you feed your dog and their diet – remember though it is like making those changes in your own life. Introduce change gradually and be sensible and take advice. It will have an impact but it will take time and perseverance.
Take a look at our range of low calorie, wholesome and natural, high quality ingredient dog foods and our treats with no added colourings and preservatives.
Always remember that if you are worried in any way about your dog’s weight to seek professional advice from your own veterinary surgeon.