"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
5 Ways to Prevent Pet Obesity!
As a dog owner, it's important to make sure your pet stays healthy and active, especially when it comes to exercise and what you feed them. It's much more difficult to get a dog to loose excess weight than it is to prevent them from gaining it in the first place, so it's essential that owners keep a watchful eye on their pet's well-being from the get-go. Here are some pointers to make sure your dog is always in his or her peak condition.
Provide regular exercise. This can include a brisk jog or power walk, to get your pet really burning those calories. It will also supply them with oxygen to their tissue, getting them in tip-top shape and strengthening their lungs. Plus, regular exercise will not only
keep their body healthy, but will also keep your dog's mind healthy and active.
Know what the right weight for your dog is. Don't let your pet become too thin or malnourished as a result of losing weight. A good indicator to look for is ribs that can be felt through your dog's skin, but are not visible. Also, consult your vet to determine what the best weight for your pet would be.
Consult your veterinarian about healthy foods, and the quantities your dog should be eating. Different dogs require different nutrition, so consult an expert about what's right for your pet.
Keep tabs on your dog's weight at regular intervals, maybe even every day at the same time of day. Notice the changes in your dog's health as soon as possible, because they can be difficult to catch.
Avoid foods that use by-products and preservatives in their list of ingredients.Also, try feeding your dog smaller portions, as they will become more used to meals that size over time. Have scheduled meals, and limit the amount of table scraps and treats you give your pet.
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