Dogs are irresistibly cute when they are small puppies, but there’s a thing you have to remember is that they will grow up and lose puppy fat. Some even grow so fast and big that you forget that they might be one of those giant dog breeds. However, their humongous sizes don’t equal them being intimidating and aggressive, as they are just lovely, gentle souls trapped inside a huge body!
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However, big dogs are usually mistaken to be obese. Therefore, to keep your furry friend happy and healthy, you have the responsibility to acknowledge their breed traits, conditions and diets to keep them out of the ‘overweight zone’. The PDSA - UK’s leading vet charity, is here to give us some tips on how to help your dog live a quality life.
The PDSA claimed that a dog's diet is "an vital aspect" of their overall health. So you can't simply focus on gaining tons of exercise—you also need to pay attention to dieting and nutrition! Similarly, you can't focus solely on your food while overlooking the need for exercise.
“Making sure they are fed on a complete diet which keeps them at their ideal weight is important to keep them fit and healthy. As a general rule, we tend to give our pets too much food which can lead to obesity and reduced activity levels,” a representative of the PDSA said.
It's better to curb the food consumed every day when we're living in a society of overabundance. Furthermore, you should do some research to determine the ideal weight for your dog breed at its age. If you're unsure about something, seek the advice of an expert.
Taking your dog's health seriously entails devoting time and effort to improving his or her quality of life. If you're serious about fitness, that means treating your pet's health as if it were your own. So pull out your kitchen scales!
“The best way to monitor your dog’s food intake is to weigh both them and their food. You can discuss your dog’s weight with your vet and check their body condition at home. Once you have a starting point and know what their target weight should be, start weighing and monitoring their food and treats to see how much they’re getting,” the PDSA said
“You might want to try weighing out their portions at the start of the week to make it easy to keep track of what’s being fed. Reweigh your dog after a few weeks and see if they’ve gained, lost, or maintained their weight, then adjust their amount of food to fit your goal.”
As PDSA said, you should adjust how much food your dog takes in a day in order to keep track of their diet, so no munching on cheeky treats 3 times a day!