Dog obesity leads to a host of problems for dogs and dog owners, not least of which is premature death of your best friend. So, if your dog is a bit corpulent, take action now and start feeding your dog the best dog food—ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food. Both of these dog foods are made with ingredients of unsurpassed quality, which are fit for human consumption, and also great tasting.
At Natural Dog Food Express, we are often asked which dog food and how much dog food to feed our rotund companions. For starters, feed your dog ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food as mentioned above, which we believe set quality ingredient standards other dog food manufacturers can only dream about. However, even the best dog food available must be fed in the correct amounts, given your dog’s size, age, and activity level. We provide Fact Sheets on our website with Feeding Guidelines to make it easy for you to know how much to feed your dog.
As much as this is going to pain some of you who view exercise as a walk to the fridge or reaching for the television remote control, exercise is a key component of weight loss, yes, even for your dog. In fact, we would generally attribute weight gain in dogs to the lifestyle of the dog owner. Generally speaking, if we as dog owners are a bit lazy, our dogs will be too. People don’t realize that dogs need to exert energy and burn calories, and being cooped-up in a house 24/7 will make anyone or any dog chubby. Exercise is a must!
If exercise and any one of the ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food formulas are simply not enough to slim down your dog, we recommend feeding your adult dog the ORIJEN Senior formula, which can be fed to any adult or older dog of any breed, but we do not recommend it for puppies. ORIJEN Senior has a reduced fat and calorie content that is effective for weight management.
If you can’t switch formulas because of allergies or other health conditions, you can use any ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food and feed them the “Less Active” portion in the Feeding Guidelines on our website, or feed to the ideal weight range you want the dog to be. Cutting back on portion sizes and monitoring calorie intake can help to achieve an ideal weight. Naturally, we would suggest seeking guidance from a veterinarian to recommend an ideal calorie intake for your dog’s individual needs.
And, we save the worst news for last; treats should make up no more than 5% of your dog’s total daily diet. Some of us are horrible offenders, yours truly included. Extra treats lead to weight gain, so be judicious when rewarding your dog. If you love your dog, exercise them, feed them the best dog food (ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food), feed them the right amount, feed them ORIJEN Senior if they are already pudgy adults, go easy on the treats, and seek professional guidance from a veterinarian if necessary.