Does your dog need to shed a few pounds in order to reduce the risk of developing health issues further down the line? Here are some simple tips to help your pooch get back to a healthy weight.
Get your dog moving
Increasing your dog's daily activity levels will help burn more calories. Make sure to stay within your dog's physical capability based on their breed and age, no need to overdo it! It's better to go on more frequent daily walks than do a long Sunday hike. If you can, try to take your pooch to a dog-friendly park where they can run off-leash and chase a ball for instance.
Reduce treats and table scraps
If you've been letting your dog finish off your meal or giving them treats everyday, it's time to break with those habits for your dog's benefit! Eating only what's in their bowl and only getting treats on a special occasion with help your dog lose weight and keep it off in the long run.