Monday, April 30, 2018

3 Tips To Help Your Pet Lose Weight

Has your pet put on some extra layers over the winter? Obesity can contribute to severe mobility issues, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hepatic lipidosis and more! 

Here are three tips to help your pet get back in shape:

1) Get moving! Try to take your dog outside and get some fresh air. It’s a great way to get exercise and meet new friends! If you have a cat, try playing with a laser toy or move the food bowl or treats so your kitty needs to get up and exercise.

2) Replace some of your pet’s food with vegetables. Measure out about 1/4 less pet food and replace the same volume of food with green vegetables such as zucchini spirals, yellow squash or green beans.

3) Measure out the day’s total treats and put them in a bowl in a central location so all family members take from there. Put away the other treat packages and avoid feeding tablescraps.

These tried and true tips really work and are a great start. Obesity can cut short your pet’s  time with you.  Change your outlook! Instead of viewing cutting back on food as depriving your pet, change your outlook to realize you are giving your pet more time with you and more quality of life especially in their senior years.  Consider eating healthier as a bonding project that you and your pet can do together!