The best way to avoid obesity in your dog is to feed them a healthy diet and give them plenty of exercise. Here are some specific tips:
- Feed your dog measured meals twice a day. Avoid free-feeding, where you leave food out all day for your dog to eat whenever they want. This can lead to overeating and weight gain.
- Choose a high-quality dog food that is appropriate for your dog’s age, breed, and activity level. Avoid foods that are high in fillers and carbohydrates. PURELUXE avoids added sugars and fillers and has fresh meat as the 1st ingredient.
- Limit treats and snacks. Treats should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake.
- Give your dog regular exercise. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, divided into two or more sessions. This could include walks, runs, fetch, or playing in the park.
If you are concerned about your dog’s weight, talk to your veterinarian. They can help you create a weight loss plan for your dog and monitor their progress.