Measure your dog's food accurately according to the feeding guidelines recommended by your veterinarian or the pet food packaging. Avoid overfeeding and use a standard measuring cup for consistency.
Opt for high-quality, balanced dog food that suits your dog's age, breed, size, and activity level. Consider specialized weight management formulas that are lower in calories.
Reduce the number of treats and snacks your dog receives. Treats can contribute significantly to a dog's daily calorie intake. Consider using healthy, low-calorie treats or substitute treats with praise and affection during training.
Regular physical activity is crucial for weight management. Engage your dog in regular exercise such as daily walks, runs, play sessions, or interactive games like fetch. Gradually increase the duration or intensity of exercise to help burn more calories.
Rapid weight loss can be detrimental to a dog's health. Aim for a slow, steady weight loss of around 1-2% per week to avoid health complications.
Human food can be high in calories and unhealthy for dogs. Avoid giving table scraps and human food to prevent unnecessary weight gain.
Consult your veterinarian for guidance on your dog's weight management. They can provide recommendations on diet, exercise, and monitor your dog's progress.
These devices can make mealtime more engaging and slower, preventing your dog from eating too quickly and helping them feel fuller with less food.