While it can be hard to resist giving your pup an extra bite to eat, pet parents should be aware that overfeeding and obesity can cause serious health issues for your dog. If you suspect your furry friend is overweight, it might be time to consider changing their diet. Before you start, you should first talk to a qualified veterinarian who will most likely recommend you begin monitoring their intake of dog food for effective weight management.
At Good Dog People, we proudly stock an extensive range of the best dog food brands that cater to all types of dietary requirements, so you can easily help your dog lose weight even if they are gluten free, grain free or vegetarian. Discover premium quality, low fat recipes with our impressive selection of weight control dog food containing fewer carbs and more whole, fresh foods. We don’t stock any brands that use carb based fillers, instead our products are nutrient dense, natural and are made with fibre rich veggies and high quality meats. For a little extra boost, shop our digestive range to keep your pup happy and healthy.
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When it comes to choosing a weight control dog food, a good place to start is selecting a high protein option, ideally with at least 75 grams of protein per 1000 calories. This will help your pooch lose fat while preserving muscle. Other than increased meat-based protein, dog food for weight control should have below average levels of fat and calories. However, even if your pooch is eating less, they still need essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.
To avoid further health problems, we strongly recommend taking your pet’s transition to weight control dog food slow with daily, incremental changes. For example, consider combining about 25% of the “new” weight management dog food with 75% of what they would normally eat and increase the amount gradually over a week until it’s at 100%. Your goal should be a 1-2% rate of weight loss per week to minimise the potential for digestive upset. While there is no specific time a dog needs to be fed, they should eat 2-3 times a day and never go longer than 12 hours without food as their stomach can become hyperacidic, causing nausea and vomiting.
When you shop our weight control dog food range, you’ll be able to keep your dog healthy while you help them on their weight loss journey. We stock plenty of varieties of wet dog food and broths which have a high water content, allowing for a more filling meal without the extra calories. Discover reputable brands for weight management dog food like Ziwi Peak, The Barkery, Zeal and The Honest Kitchen who’s tasty and nutritious recipes are high in protein and fiber to promote healthy digestion. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch or learn more about our high quality pet products by browsing our site today.