Dog Friendly Tips: Slimming Tips for Dogs
Do not use a self-feeder, instead feed at regular meal times once or twice a day only. Auto-feeders provide unlimited food to a fat dog. If you must use an automated feeder, use one that dispenses a set amount of food several times per day.
Pet your dog or play with her when she begs for food. Many dogs substitute food for affection and by giving affection instead you may find that playtime displaces eating time.
Walk your dog or take him outside when he begs for food. The distraction of a change in activity may be enough to make him forget his desire for food.
Feed small meals frequently - two meals a day at half the size of the one regular meal
Give a late feed for dogs that wake you up in the middle of the night hungry.
If feeding smaller meals more regularly, don't accidentally end up feeding extra food to what they would have had in one meal a day before.
Give vegetables such as baby carrots, broccoli, celery and asparagus. Dogs love crunchy food so this idea offers a healthy - and low-calorie - choice that bulks out their feed bowl.
Offer fresh water instead of food. Many dogs love fresh water so when they are eyeing the empty food bowl, fill up the water bowl instead.
Keeping your dog's weight at a safe level is more important than ever. Make sure that your pet gets lots of exercise and physical activity around the house. Take your pet on walks as often as you can and keep your pet active.
With proper care and attention, you can ensure that your dog lives a long, healthy and happy life.