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I need help getting my dogs weight under...

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6 Jun 2021

I need help getting my dogs weight under control but the vet gas advised lots of rest and limited activity for the next few days. How do I start this process of weight loss
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6 Jun 2021
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. My name is ***** ***** i will be happy to help you today,

Weight loss on a dog should be gradual. Since the dog needs rest the next couple of days, invest in a weight loss dog food and start adding that with what the dog normally eats now so the dog gets used to is slowly.

Start with 1/4 new food t 3/4 old and gradually increase then amount of new food while decreasing the old.

Once the dog is able to get up and about, take it for a walk each day , play fetch games etc. as long as weather permits.

6 Jun 2021
Customer reply
6 Jun 2021
My dog is a picky eater, and is on a raw food diet, he hates kibble any suggestions with that ?
6 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
6 Jun 2021
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

This site does ratings of dog foods so you should be able to find a good one for weight loss as well.

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

6 Jun 2021
Customer reply
6 Jun 2021
Great, thank you!
6 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
6 Jun 2021
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

IF he does not like kibble then you will have to use mostly Vegies in the raw diet. Green beans are good for weight loss.

6 Jun 2021
Customer reply
6 Jun 2021
Okay, sounds great. Thank you
6 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
6 Jun 2021
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

also, try breaking up the meals into smaller ones and feed two times a day so that when the dog eats in the AM it has the day to exercise and loose some pounds that way.

6 Jun 2021
Customer reply
6 Jun 2021
Perfect. I shall do that
6 Jun 2021
Dog Specialist's response
6 Jun 2021
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

Have a great rest of the day!

6 Jun 2021
Customer reply
6 Jun 2021
You as well
6 Jun 2021
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6 Jun 2021
Sally G.
Sally G.

Thank you!

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