As we begin a new year and in fact, a new decade, some of us have made our resolutions to shape up and maybe even lose a few of those extra pounds. If you’re a pet parent, you probably know that it’s also important for your pup to maintain a healthy weight. While we know we need to sometimes resist those adorable eyes and withhold the table scraps or extra treats, there are other steps to helping your dog stay fit and trim. Check out the links below for informative and helpful information regarding canine weight management and be sure to talk to your veterinarian about your special friends’ weight and health.
If you’ve decided to implement a weight plan for your dog, be sure to let the Rover team know so we can help you meet your goals. Of course, we think bringing your dogs to Rover Come Over to burn some calories with their buddies is one great way to keep them happy and healthy!
Fetch by WebMD: Why Is My Dog Gaining Weight?
Great starting point for evaluating if your dog is at a healthy weight. Covers causes and treatments, how to weigh your dog and when it’s time to consult with your vet.
Whole Dog Journal: 10 Weight Loss Tips for Senior Dogs
Beyond limiting carbs and calories, read about involving the entire family and reconsidering the type of treats you offer (your dog probably values quantity over size).
Pet Health Network: 7 Surprising Ways To Help Your Pet Lose Weight (And Why It's Important)
Noting that veterinary survey estimate more than 50% of our nation’s pets are overweight, Dr. Ernie Ward, DVM identifies specific ways to reduce your pet’s weight.
topdogtips.com: How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (30-Day Diet Plan)
Ready to lose? Need a plan of attack? Scroll down the page for a day-by-day, week-by-week plan for “30 Days to a Slimmer Dog.”
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