Part 1 – Discover The Facts About Your Overweight Dog
This morning you woke up and as you walked to the kitchen for coffee, you could hear your overweight dog snuffling and waddling along behind you. Whereas, what seems to be just a few short days ago, the overweight little mutt would beat you to the kitchen and be sitting there waiting on you with a wagging tail. Finally, you wake up to the fact your beloved pet needs your help. The information below will help you learn how to help your fat dog lose weight.
FACT: You, the owner, are primarily responsible for your “best friend” being obese, irregardless of the reason for the dog being fat.
You as the owner face the responsibility of feeding your canine and the quantity of its intake. Studies have shown that the majority of K-9 owners will over feed their dog by at least 20% and often times the percentage is much higher. To add to this burden of overfeeding, the food fed to the animal is often the wrong kind of food.
FACT: Table scrapes are not the right kind of food for your favorite beloved canine.
The food you serve your family is often times loaded with a high calorie count. In addition much of the food contains extra fat, starches and sugar, which is not only harmful to your family, but it is doubly dangerous to the health and well being of your animal. Often times, one small portion of table scrapes fed to your dog, depending on the dog’s size, will have way more than enough calories to sustain your K-9’s energy level for a full day.
FACT: The unburned calories will be absorbed into your pets body and turned into “fat”.
Just as in humans, unburned calories, lead to an overweight dog. The way to avoid unburned calories is for you to keep your dog active. It is very important to keep your animal active every single day. A side benefit to an active dog is that it is generally more alert and may not eat as much because of being bored or stressed out.
This includes part one of “Discover The Facts About Your Overweight Dog”. Part II will be published with more facts and frequently asked questions about dogs being overweight.