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How to Help Your fat Dog Get Into Shape?

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How to Help Your fat Dog Get Into Shape?
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    Helping Your Dog Lose Weight
    Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle will help your dog slim down. Exercise and diet are essential to getting your dog in shape.

    Dog Diets
    Your dog didn't get fat overnight so keep in mind he or she won't get to their ideal weight over night either. Slimming down takes time. Changing your dogs diet and reducing caloric intake will help your dog reach his or her ideal weight. Your vet will give you suggestions for a doggie diet to help your dog slim down. Another thing you can do is read the labels on your dogs food. Feed according to the label and cut back on snacks. It could be possible your dog was being fed too much without you even realizing it.

    Dog Exercise
    All dogs need some exercise. Dogs who don't get enough exercise will gain weight. Along with changes in diet, your dog needs to be exercised. Dogs LOVE getting exercise, especially if they are with their owners. Any attention you can give a dog, even while exercising is something your dog will love. Some great exercise for your dog:

    * Playing Fetch
    * Going for Walks
    * Swimming (not all dogs like water but those that do will love swimming)

    After weight loss and getting fit your dog will have noticeably more energy.

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  •  JMO, but I think most dog owners know this.

  • tiffy
    JMO, but I think most dog owners know this.

     

     

    I don't think so. I give weight reduction advice for nearly 50% of the dogs that i help in class. I think that showing Labs at the weight that they are often shown at is appaling and sets a bad example to owners. I lost count of the number of times that i got stopped and essentially told that i was cruel for having my dog at a good working weight. I guess that he gave me the last laugh living to 15 and being very active pretty much up to then :)

     

  •  What really amazes me is our remaining two, Red and Peanut, both about 47 pounds only need two cups of kibble a day (Purina One).

     Probably not something I should say, but if you have an overweight, un-neutered male, perhaps a regimen of viagra sprinkled on his food would keep those pounds off!

  • Burl
     Probably not something I should say, but if you have an overweight, un-neutered male, perhaps a regimen of viagra sprinkled on his food would keep those pounds off!

     

    I think so! Sam is entire and the energy that he uses just thinking about it....................

     

    Now some hard facts... Cadbury used to eat a cup and a 1/2 of dried food for an entire day!

    I can almost count Luci's biscuits, she needs good weight control.