Dog Weight Loss: Tips For Helping Your Dog Lose Weight

Your overweight dog will need your help to lose weight.

Dogs are like people: too many calories in and not enough calories out can cause your pooch to be overweight. How can you help your dog lose weight? Knowing the steps to achieve weight loss for your dog can be overwhelming. Below are a few tips that you can use when starting a weight loss program for your dog.

Check with your veterinarian to determine how much weight your dog needs to lose and how quickly it is safe for him to lose it.

Don't change your dog's diet suddenly, as it can cause GI problems or your dog may stop eating. Consult with your veterinarian before changing diets or drastically decreasing the amount of food that you give him.

Using these tips can help your dog safely lose weight and live a longer, happier life.


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